Q. Is Fawad Khan the first Pakistani actor to become a star in India after the appreciation of Kapoor & Sons?
Ans. The initial of Kapoor and Sons was 6.50 crore nett and that was with a fair upturn in the evening. This sort of opening would put into doubt the stardom of upcoming stars like Alia Bhatt and Sidharth Malhotra let alone make one into a star. It will be hard for him to get that real stardom which reflects at the box office as the audience does prefer home talent. As for appreciation be it for film or star its very limited but today perception is built very easily but its for a time only.
Q. Does not Aamir Khan come into the picture as far domination this decade goes as he has the bug biggest blockbusters 3 Idiots, PK and Dhoom 3?
Ans. 3 Idiots was last decade and then its just PK and Dhoom 3 in six years that can't compete with Salman Khan's record. You need volume of releases as well as big hits unless of course if the other person also has similar volume.
Q. Don't you think its a bit unfair to call Barfi a fluke hit as it was rated at the time of release?
Ans. The fluke is not about hit, no questions against that, the fluke is going to 105 crore nett. Even Piku, Neerja, Kapoor & Sons are hits and at present this sort of content catering to 4-5 cities stops at around 75 lakh footfalls for these films. Even a Dil Dhadakne Do which is bigger film but aimed at same audience stops at the range. The fluke of Barfi was going to a higher range of over 1 crore. Thats where its a one off and can't be taken seriously as its going to happen very rarely.
Q. Can Fan repeat the Dilwale Overseas business?
Ans. That was a Christmas release which is huge in Overseas. Its a big ask but ceratin markets like US / Canada and Australia will have chances. .