SRK a bigger star, bound to have got a good opening, says Bhansali

Saturday, Dec 26, 2015,10:20 IST By Metrovaartha A A A

Mumbai | Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali, whose magnum opus Bajirao Mastani clashed with Shah Rukh Khan starrer Dilwale, says the actor is a bigger star and will definitely have a good opening at the box office any day.

Shah Rukh is a bigger star. He is such a big star that even if he would have come on any day he would have got a good opening, Bhansali told. We are happy creating it and seeing it. It was magic. There was some blessing of God constantly on the film so I knew it will start a little slow but we will eventually catch up, he added.

Reportedly Dilwale had collected Rs 21 cr on the first day, Rs 20.09 cr on the second day, Rs 24 cr on the third day and Rs 10.09 cr on Monday. The SRK starrer film collected Rs 75.18 cr in the first four days.
On the other hand Bajirao Mastani on day one earned Rs 12.80 cr, and saw an upsurge in its collections on day two as it collected Rs 15.52 cr, Rs 18.45 cr on the third day and Rs 10.25 cr on Monday. Total collections of the Bhansali film are Rs 57.02 cr.

The Black director is happy that the word of mouth has helped Bajirao Mastani gain momentum at the box office.It is heartening to know that people are loving our film so all that numbers and mathematics eventually collapse when you like a film or you don’t like a film. So, when I have more number of screens but if people dont like the film it doesnt matter, he said.

The repeat value is important. Love of the people to experience this world of ‘Bajirao Mastani’ is important, he added. Bhansali’s directorial venture Bajirao Mastani is the love story of the Peshwa Bajirao and the half-Muslim Bundelkhandi princess Mastani.

While the Rohit Shetty film is an action comedy. Both ‘Bajirao Mastani’ and ‘Dilwale’ are of different genres. This is a full family big screen experience that is comedy.I am not sure about the genre. The genre of both the film is different, different actors and two different directors, the 52-year-old director said.