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Bharti Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; March 31, 2011)
Mumbai: Bollywood doesn’t have too much money riding on actor Shiney Ahuja, only about Rs 25 crore — lesser than the budget of a small film. At the time of his arrest, he only had three small films waiting for release, which included Pritish Nandy’s The Accident, Tito Singh’s Har Pal and Puja Bedi’s Shunya.
Trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “Shiney Ahuja’s absence will not be felt in the film industry. Even at the time of his arrest he was not really at the peak of his career. The only decent film he had was with Preity Zinta who was big then. After this sentence nobody would really want to work with him. It’s pack-up time for him.’’
Producer Tito Singh said, “We have been waiting for two years now. The cost of the film Har Pal has gone up to about Rs 15 crore. We were planning some reshoots and patch work before the release of the film. This sentence has come as a shocker and we will now sit with the director to find out a way.’’
After Shiney was released on bail in October 2009, the actor was externed from the city. But he resumed work in Delhi first by dubbing for Pritish Nandy’s film The Accident and later shooting for it.
Nandy is yet to release the film. “We were hoping something positive would come out but now we will release the film anyway.’’
Shiney did manage to get one project after bail. Directed by Puja Bedi the film was titled Shunya and co-starred Sayali Bhagat.
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Aamir Khan, who turns 46 today, is secure about his stardom
Meena Iyer (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 14, 2011) This may well be one of Aamir Khan’s busiest birthdays. He is shooting for Reema Kagti’s suspense thriller, bulking up for Aditya Chopra’s Dhoom-3 and getting ready to release Delhi Belly. He’s also learning to swim, speak Marathi more fluently and planning to enroll in a cooking class. In a quick Q & A, the actor confesses to his current highs.
So who is it with you in Dhoom-3? Katrina Kaif, Priyanka Chopra or Deepika Padukone? • Dhoom-3 will roll in January 2012. I’m only building my physique for it from now on. And why are you assuming that I’m involved in the casting. Aditya Chopra and Vijay Acharya Krishna (Victor) will select the heroine. I have no say in the matter.
In an Aamir film, Aamir normally has all the say… • Yaar nahin, I’m only an actor on set. I’m an obsessive actor but nothing more. Right now, I’m totally preoccupied with Reema’s film. It is a genre that neither I nor anyone else has dabbled in for a long time. It’s also got a strong emotional core.
And, it has no title? • Yeah, if someone gives me a title for Reema’s film, it will be the best birthday gift I receive today.
Heard you are learning to swim? • Yes, in fact I’ve enrolled for swimming lessons with Mickey Mehta. I have to swim in Reema’s film. Actually I’m very excited about this one. After 3-Idiots this is my next film. I was in Dhobi Ghat, but it More >
- By Taran Adarsh, February 21, 2011 – 13:21 IST
7 KHOON MAAF collected approx. Rs. 11.53 cr nett in its opening weekend, which is below the mark. The breakup:- Fri 3.30 cr, Sat 3.51, Sun 4.72 cr. The film started slow on Friday, showed no major jump on Saturday, but was better on Sunday. However, given the number of screens in circulation, besides no major opposition to contend with, the film should’ve grossed at least Rs. 15 cr + in its first three days.
- By Taran Adarsh, February 19, 2011 – 08:15 IST
Akshay’s release PATIALA HOUSE collected approx. Rs. 22.5 to Rs. 23 cr nett in Week 1. The business picked up over the weekend [although it was still below expectations], but didn’t show any upswing on weekdays. The break up is as follows: Fri 4.05 cr, Sat 5.05 cr, Sun 6.05 cr, Mon 2.75 cr, Tue 1.75 cr, Wed 1.5 cr, Thurs 1.35 cr. Till last year, Akshay starrers would fetch Rs. 35 cr + in Week 1, so the first week figure of PH seems really low.
The total cost of PATIALA HOUSE stands at Rs. 45 cr [includes Rs 9 cr incurred on P & A]. The producers have already recovered their investment by selling India theatrical rights [Rs. 23 cr], Overseas [Rs. 7 cr], Satellite [Rs. 15 cr] and Music + Home Video combined [Rs. 4.5 cr]. The onus falls on the distributors, who acquired the film at reasonable prices. The film has to sustain in its second weekend, so that the respective distributors can recover their investment.
Yeh Saali Zindagi had a decent second week of around 3.25 crore nett taking its two week total to 10.75 crore nett. BELOW AVERAGE
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The fallout with Salman now forgotten, the director has been signed on for the sequel
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 09, 2011)
Abhinav Kashyap may not have burnt his bridges with the Khan brothers after all. According to well-placed sources, the director behind 2010′s monster hit is back in favour with Salman and is all set to direct the much-touted sequel to Dabangg.
A source close to Salman says, “Abhinav is a good director, but the success of the film may have gone to his head. However, the fallout is a thing of the past and it will only be fitting if Abhinav directs the sequel.”
According to reports Kashyap rubbed a lot of people the wrong way post the success of his debut film. He demanded more than Rs 10 crore from Eros International while negotiating for a film which did not materialise for obvious reasons.
Kashyap next had a meeting with PVR Pictures. There too he demanded something between Rs 15 and 18 crore. Mumbai Mirror had reported this on Oct 28, 2010.
“When Salman learnt about Kashyap’s pricey ways, he responded with putting him off his radar,” adds the source. We broke the story of Kashyap’s fallout with Salman on November 10, 2010.
While it is not clear what brought about the sudden change of heart, Salman seems more favourably inclined towards the director of one of his career-defining films.
“We have Kashyap’s dates in place, which were finalised only last week,” says the source, adding, “Both Salman and Arbaaz More >
- By Taran Adarsh, January 28, 2011 – 16:23 IST
Aamir Khan Productions’ DHOBI GHAT collected approx. Rs. 13.6 cr nett in Week 1. The film has fared very well at urban centres, but was below the mark in the mass belt/single screens. However, the producers, who have distributed the film themselves, stand to make good profits due to its low costs
YAMLA PAGLA DEEWANA collected approx. Rs. 15 cr nett in Week 2. Total so far: approx. Rs. 50 cr nett. The film maintained very well in single screens mainly and got a further boost on Wednesday, 26 January. The North belt, mainly Punjab, Delhi-U.P. and Rajasthan, have been exceptional. Hit
- By Taran Adarsh, November 26, 2010 – 21:27 IST
The film collected approx. Rs. 15 cr. in its opening weekend and approx. Rs. 7 cr. on weekdays. The total for Week 1 stands at approx. Rs. 22 cr. nett. The weekend was below average, while weekdays remained steady on the lower side. The film has found appreciation, but that hasn’t translated in its business. Ideally, the film should’ve had a Rs. 35 cr. + Week 1, despite a slow start. The film has cost approx. Rs. 60 cr. to UTV, of which Rs. 25 cr. has been recovered from the sale of Satellite and Music Rights. The balance amount [Rs. 35 cr.] has to be recovered from India and Overseas theatrical [also Home Video], which now seems remote since the film hasn’t collected the desired numbers in India and also Overseas. The second week opening [Friday] is also on the lower side. Ideally, the total costs of a film that caters to a niche audience [metros basically] shouldn’t have exceeded Rs. 35 cr. to Rs. 40 cr. for it to sail safe. In this case, it’s not the film, but the [wrong] pricing that has failed.
Bhushan Kumar allegedly botched the release of his own film, directed by Pooja Bhatt and starring Himesh Reshammiya. The inside scoop…
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 16, 2010)
It will take a magnifying glass to even spot the ad in a local newspaper. Himesh Reshammiya’s much talked-about film, Kajraare, released yesterday, in the pin drop silence of New Empire; not even its cast and crew members were aware of it. Himesh himself was shocked and so was director Pooja Bhatt.
The producer of the film, T-Series head honcho Bhushan Kumar, has released the film in only one theatre as a matinee. Apart from this, the film has released in one more cinema hall in Pune.
Our source informs us, “Himesh and Bhushan Kumar were considered one of the most formidable and successful teams in Bollywood. They have done umpteen numbers of successful albums in the past which have made heaps of money, for both Bhushan as well as Himesh.
Such shocking behavior was never expected from Bhushan Kumar. It was also a very bad business decision considering that Himesh’s films always have good music and so did Kajraare. So why did Bhushan not even give the film a fair chance? Himesh and Pooja Bhatt didn’t even know that the film has been released until late afternoon. It is all the more surprising for Himesh, since he was even shooting for Bhushan’s film, A New Love Ishtory, until five days ago.”
Our source further said, “There are many reasons that could have led More >
Bharati Dubey | TNN (THE TIMES OF INDIA; October 9, 2010)
Mumbai: Rajnikanth-starrer Endhiran has netted a collection of Rs 117 crore, surpassing the first-week collection of Bollywood’s highest firstweek grosser, Dabangg (Rs 82 crore).
Distributor and trade analyst Suniel Wadhwa said, “The film’s net collection is Rs 60 crore in Tamil Nadu, Rs 30 crore in Andhra Pradesh, Rs 8 crore in Karnataka and Rs 4 crore in Kerala. The Hindi version (Robot) has managed to collect Rs 15 crore. As the numbers suggest, the film has already crossed Dabangg’s two weeks’ net collection in just the first week of its release.’’
Incidentally, the entertainment tax structure and ticket-pricing formula are not uniform in India. “Ticket prices in south India are much lower as compared to other states in the country. This is the reason why boxoffice collection in the south pales as against the collection in northern states. Despite all this, the film’s BO collections prove the film has done remarkably well,’’ Wadhwa said.
Moreover, considering the fact that an additional 7% had to be paid as as entertainment tax to the government for being a dubbed movie, the collections are even more significant, an expert said. According to Wadhwa, the contribution of director Shankar too needs to be factored in . “Shankar is one director who has more brand value than Rajinikanth in AP. His films with Arjun, Prabhudeva and Vikram did wonders in the past. His last movie with Rajini did well at More >
- By Taran Adarsh, October 8, 2010 – 14:33 IST
1. ANJAANA ANJAANI
Had a good opening weekend. But slipped considerably from Monday onwards. Collected approx. Rs. 24 cr. nett in its opening weekend and approx. Rs. 9 cr. nett on weekdays. The Week 1 total stands at approx. Rs. 33 cr. nett, with a big chunk of revenue coming from plexes. The film has fared poorly at single screens. However, the film is expected to make decent profits, since a large chunk of investment has been recovered from sale of Satellite Rights, Music Rights and various territories
2. ROBOT (HINDI VERSION)
Has fared exceptionally well in Tamil and Telugu versions, but the business in the Hindi version remained ordinary. (Collected 10.50 crore according to Boxofficeindia.com and 15 crore as per an article in The Times of India dated Oct 9)
Added Rs. 5 cr. nett in its fourth week. Total: Rs. 137 cr. nett. Blockbuster
4. KHICHDI-THE MOVIE
Collected Rs. 3.58 cr. nett in its opening weekend and Rs. 1.46 cr. nett on weekdays. The breakup is as follows:- Fri: Rs. 75 lacs [incl. Thu. previews], Sat: 1.35 cr., Sun: 1.48 cr., Mon: 35 lacs, Tue: 40 lacs, Wed: 35 lacs and Thu: 36 lacs. The Week 1 total stands at Rs. 5.04 cr. nett. Is best in Mumbai-Gujarat. The producers have recovered the cost of production from the sale of Satellite Rights and the revenue generated from India theatrical [after deducting P & A expenses] and Home Video will only add to the profits
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