I don't think that Paheli, Swades, DilSe, Asoka, PhirBhiDilHaiHindustani (and some others) were "wakeup calls" at their time...but I agree that it will make him thinking what exactly went wrong. It's not his first movie that flopped at the Indian boxoffice...and most probably not the last.
Well, I don't believe in Karan's statement concerning the reason for the alleged 'fall-out'. He offered Rishi Kapoor's role in StudentOfTheYear to ShahRukh first but ShahRukh declined. Still he coproduced the movie with Karan. In addition, ShahRukh may be 'possessive' but not when it comes to the creative liberty of others. No, ShahRukh is not that narrow-minded, but he definitely did not appreciate Karan's kind of involvement and adding to the rumours concerning the media-hype about Peecee and him...and I agree...there should be a limit to participate at gossiping when you are a close family-friend.
I think, Karan is rather immature in his way to treat close relationships... (the excerpts I read from his book just confirm this impression)
sateesh, hoped for a reaction to the previous posts, but when I saw "koimoi" I just stopped reading...they now belong to those media I won't read any more (personal choice ...like Pinkvilla and MumbaiMirror and Rajeev Masand...just too much lying or gossiping...bad journalism )
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Rahul, I think that has nothing to do with the Raees team...if I'm not wrong, the distributor of the music has decided not to collaborate with the respective singer any more...maybe that fall-out was also a reason that Zaalima was done later on.
Thanks, sateesh, for the article So, if I am right, for the BOI 'verdict' (hit or semi-hit or whatever), the 70 crore of distribution rights to AA Films are what is important for India...the rest has no importance, right?
I largely prefer a ShahRukh who ist doing the movies he wants to do and releases them at the dates he chooses as the best possible. I doubt that FAN or Raees would have made a very big business in India at another time (a bit more, maybe but not really in the high numbers). He knew it with FAN, he knew it with Raees...both being movies that do not cater to a wide audience (instead they focussed on the possibility to show his acting skills and to do something 'out of the box' again).
Yet with the choices he made for the movies & for the release he could still register a certain success...and THAT is something neither Aamir nor Salman were able to do
I have no qualms with Aamir's and Salman's boxoffice successes...there is place and space enough at the top positions in Hindi cinema...both have earned more money the last years but when it comes to the versatility of acting in a wide range and very, very nuanced, ShahRukh is ahead of them
There is no main-ShahRukh-movie where I did not get from ShahRukh a performance that made me relate to the character, understand the man he played...the rest of the movie mostly is not really 'in his hands'
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qureshi, I think you know that BOI.com is not a really neutral source either...so the calculator-numbers you posted may not be the right ones (so maybe better to add: "All information is subject to change." or " This information is supplied without liability." )
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If it needed that clash to get a change towards better and more reliable reports about the financial outcome of a movie, I admire ShahRukh's (& Excel's) moves to stick to the date...well, actually, now it seems even make sense to choose the clash with Rakesh Roshan (because there had been other options). Remembering Hrithiks behaviour at a recent interview, I even think that he himself was not at all happy with his father's behaviour...
They just cannot be 'neutral' and report fair numbers without any comments in favour or disfavour of an actor...really not my cup of tea even though they wrote some (positive) truths about ShahRukh. (Nevertheless, thanks for posting, mirzay )
tina, you may have a point here concerning the 'neutral' people and/or the wish to be able to talk about certain popular movies. But I don't agree to the last sentence I hope that ShahRukh will continue doing movies with his heart & soul, that he may always be able to keep the calculator out of his choices and leave it to the RedChillies' accountants
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