Q. If Zero joins Race 3 and Thugs Of Hindostan then will it be the end of the Khans?.
A. These things take time to play out and it does not happen with one or two films. They could easily start giving HITS again but nobody can fight with age. Every year they will get older and no one has ever defeated age. The change will come one day but how fast depends on the strides that younger actor makes. At the moment Salman Khan, Aamir Khan and Shahrukh Khan are the dominant forces and Race 3, Thugs Of Hindostan or Zero is not going to change that. Also Race 3 has not fared well but its not the huge disaster thats its being made out to be.
Q. You have said that Zero and 2.0 will have a similar opening day and is it true that 2.0 has feteched similar amount to Zero of 85-90 crore for India theatrical rights.
A. 2.0 is on commission like Bahubali - The Conclusion. It has not got a price in the Hindi markets. It would be crazy to pay a similar sum to Zero, it may open same but with a dubbed film there will always be an issue with the longer run as the film will have been made for a certain region and many hindi markets will reject it. With Zero that issue is not there.
Q. There was no Veer Zaara or Om Shanti Om is your record opening days and these film smashed all records..
A. Diwali Puja had started to affect affections since the star of the decade and these films had that problem. Before th 90's it did not affect much as only a certain number of tickets were available but a sthe releases got wider and wider than Puja started making a bigger dent in collections.