Q. Which film can get a 40 crore opening day? Mental?
A. Lets see films get over 20 crore consistently then 40 crore type figures can be talked about for holiday releases. It will come but not this year. Mental will no do it as it does not not have the right day for such a figure.
Q. Lootera has got 4 or 5 stars from media and trade but why is this not reflected in collections which are just 16 crore?
A. Extra stars does not mean extra collections. Reviews are reviews be it trade or media or from anywhere else and none of these reviews matter. There is a huge chunk of the audience that is just not going to watch films like Lootera and no amount of stars will bring them in. These sort of films have a limited audience but an audience which is prepared to pay so you release accordingly with more shows at higher ticket rate venues and try to get the maximum of your audience into theatres with higher rates. If you have a consumer for a film like Lootera you want him to pay 200 and not 100 because at the end of the day there are limited consumers for the film so its best to get the most out of each consumer.
Q. Can you tell me the biggest hit of Saif Ali Khan?
A. Hum Saath Saath Hain. If its solo male lead then Love Aaj Kal.
Q. Can Ranjhanaa beat the business of Aashiqui 2?
A. Its unlikely to go that high. The finish is looking in the 65-68 crore nett range.