Q. PK will gross over $15 million in China so does this change the dynamics of Hindi films in Overseas?
Ans. It makes no difference as hardly any Hindi films will manage to get a release in china. Some years the film Black grossed over $5 million in South Korea, a sum at that time which no other Overseas market had reached but it does not mean that the situation changes and other films go the same way. The Overseas market will always be about the NRI markets until Hindi films can compete with Hollywood films which looks impossible.
Q. How is the response of Bajrangi Bhaijan trailer and can it beat the opening records?
Ans. The response is good but its not a trailer just a teaser, The theatrical and music will decide at what level the opening will be. The film is releasing Pre Eid as Eid is expected to fall on Saturday at the moment which is the big holiday. The target will be to beat the Kick first day number as that film also opened Pre Eid.
Q. What would be the footfalls of Bombay Velvet and would they be lowest for a Ranbir Kapoor starrer?
Ans. Less than 25 lakhs and actually they are the lowest ever for a Ranbir Kapoor starrer as even films like Saawariya and Rocket Singh had a higher audience count.
Q. Would it be correct to say that Kangana Ranuat and Deepika Padukone are the biggest female stars today after Tanu Weds Manu returns and Piku?
Ans. They are amongst the top heroines but its not about one film for the heroines as they are still dependent on content as they don't command initials. Its like their position would be something else if Finding Fanny or Revolver Rani are used as yardsticks. Its the package or word of mouth that works for film driven by the heroines.