Akshay Kumar hoped Bachchhan Paandey would do better at box office: ‘We came in the eye of The Kashmir Files storm’ | Bollywood

Akshay Kumar’s newest launch Bachchhan Paandey didn’t carry out as anticipated at the box office. At the finish of week one, the movie had didn’t cross even the 50 crore mark, a determine a lot decrease than most of Akshay’s current movies. The chief motive for this was the growth The Kashmir Files noticed at the similar time. In a current interview with Hindustan Times, Akshay himself admitted that The Kashmir Files’ success affected his movie’s efficiency however added that he was nonetheless glad about it. Also learn: The Kashmir Files’ box office success decoded: How information, social media, phrase of mouth scripted an unlikely success story

In its opening week, Bachchhan Paandey did a business of 46 crore. In the similar time, The Kashmir Files minted 110 crore, fully outdoing the Akshay Kumar-starrer throughout territories. The Kashmir Files, directed by Vivek Agnihotri, is predicated on the exodus of Kashmiri Pandits from the Valley in 1990. It options an ensemble cast led by Anupam Kher, Mithun Chakraborty, Pallavi Joshi, and Darshan Kumaar.

Talking about it, Akshay stated, “Firstly, let me tell you I am elated with the success that The Kashmir Files has seen. It tells you the power of cinema and that there is no formula of starting budgets and films of a certain way that guarantee success. It proves that the audiences are who we make our films for and when they lap up something it just flies. Yes, I would have liked Bachchhan Paandey to better than what it is doing but not once do I blame the Kashmir files for it. That film is a storm and we came in the eye of it.”

The actor additionally reacted to the allegations that his current success is essentially primarily based on remakes of South Indian movies. He stated, “That’s not entirely true, I also do original scripts. Among my upcoming films which are original, there’s Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, OMG2, Gorkha to name a few. Yes there are also some remakes but that’s because these are films I’ve watched and loved and I’m excited to bring to our audience as I feel the market for the same hasn’t been tapped. And it’s not a one-way deal, even South Indian films borrow scripts from our industry. In recent times, my own films like Special 26, Oh My God ! etc. have been remade in the south.”

Also learn: Akshay Kumar: I don’t say no to ANY work, it’s kaam, kamaayi, karm for me

Akshay is about to be seen in a number of movies this year. He will first be seen in the title position in the interval biopic Prithviraj, which additionally stars Manushi Chhillar, Sanjay Dutt, and Sonu Sood. He additionally has Ram Setu and Raksha Bandhan in pipeline this year.


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