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This surely makes Ajay the most bankable actor in Bollywood
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 26, 2011)
This will definitely make everyone get up and notice this man. Ajay Devgn starrer Singham has been sold for approximately 12 crores! That too only in Bombay territory. And, with this development, Ajay Devgn becomes the costliest horse in the derby of Bollywood.
Another film by the rocking Golmaal 3 duo, Ajay Devgn and Rohit Shetty, it is bought by Rakesh Sippy’s Raksha Entertainment Pvt. Ltd.
Not going deep into the ‘business’ details of it, Rakesh Sippy says, “I would not like to comment on the price as it’s a business call but yes, we have bought the film.
I have seen the original South Indian version of Singham. The combination Ajay Devgn and director Rohit Shetty works for me.” To add, Salman Khan’s Dabangg too was sold for the same price of 12 crores as Ajay’s Singham.
With huge amounts riding on him, Ajay is seemingly the most bankable star in the industry. For one, 2010 is clearly a proof of this.
Of the six releases last year, Ajay delivered four hits with Golmaal 3, Raajneeti, Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai and Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?.
Also, Rakesh Sippy reasons why Devgn rocks, “Ajay has not been stagnant. He has done different genres of films. I also distributed Golmaal 3.
Although Aakrosh was disappointing at the box office, Golmaal 3 and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai did exceptionally well in Mumbai.
He is a dependable actor. He has even More >
- By Taran Adarsh, December 31, 2010 – 15:57 IST
Last Friday’s big release TEES MAAR KHAN had a great weekend [37.5 cr], but declined considerably on weekdays [12.25 cr]. Week 1 total stands at approx. Rs. 49.75 cr nett. Day-wise breakup is as follows:- Fri 12.75 cr, Sat 12.75 cr, Sun 12 cr, Mon 4.5 cr, Tue 3.25 cr, Wed 2.5 cr, Thu 2 cr. Below expectations. Opening Week totals:- DABANGG 81 cr, 3 IDIOTS 80 cr, GHAJINI 64 cr [8 days], GOLMAAL-3 62 cr, RAAJNEETI 53 cr, TEES MAAR KHAN 49.75 cr, HOUSE FULL 47 cr, MY NAME IS KHAN 47 cr, RAB NE BANA DI JODI 42 cr, LOVE AAJKAL 42 cr, SINGH IS KINNG 40 cr.
By Subhash K. Jha, September 9, 2010 – 12:12 IST
Though Dibakar Banerjee’s next film is called Shanghai it won’t be shot in China. And though this political thriller has a wonderful role for the female protagonist it won’t star Katrina, as expected.
But Banerjee is sold on his old favourite Abhay Deol. What’s more, the uncompromising director has even modified the main character in the script of his next film Shanghai accordingly.
Dibakar now hopes that Abhay’s next two films, which are out-and-out commercial ventures, would work. “This would automatically help my project to acquire an enhanced commercial clout. Although let me add we’re making it on a tight budget of Rs. 12 crores with no frills. Shanghai is not an extravaganza. And it certainly won’t be shot in China!”
The film will be produced by PVR.
Thanks to the success of Prakash Jha’s Raajneeti, gritty political thrillers seem to have a life beyond the film festivals. Laughs Dibakar, “I told my writer, thanks to the success of Raajneeti we now know there’s a market for more than just teenybopper romances and farcical comedies. Shanghai, let me tell you, is not set in China. The title describes a mindset. Beyond that I wouldn’t like to reveal the plot.”
This is the same project that Dibakar wanted to make with Imran Khan and Katrina Kaif. “But Imran said no to Shanghai,” informed Dibakar. “That’s when me and writer Urmi Juvekar decided to change the character. With Imran out the script suddenly, it became More >