"Debuting with your father’s film is cliched" - Arjun Kapoor: Part 2
Gunday being his third film, Arjun Kapoor is being touted as the rising star of Bollywood and is already juggling with his tight shooting schedules. In this part of the interview, Arjun talks about endorsements, his mentor Salman Khan, and his way of dealing with rumours and the experience of doing a film with his father for the first time.
Salman Khan is your mentor… What have you learnt from him about dealing with this kind of crisis situations?
I believe that observation is the most important technique for this kind of profession - We need to observe and imbibe qualities from these people who have been successful. The fact is that no matter what anybody says, Salman is never affected by these rumours. He doesn’t justify beyond a point, he is closed about his personal life after a point and he doesn’t care about rumours. That’s why the audience loves him for who he is. You need to retain who you are. That’s what I have learnt from him.
Quote from Bollywood Hungama
Seema Sinha, Mumbai Mirror | Feb 15, 2014
In July this year, he will be debuting as a director with one of the biggest superstars Salman Khan with Kick. Little later he has a thriller lined up with hit machine Katrina Kaif and chhote nawab Saif Ali Khan called Phantom, directed by Kabir Khan. Then he also plans to reunite Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone in a new project to be helmed by Imtiaz Ali, who is also directing his Highway.
Along the way he has two new kids on the block - Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt in his 2 States which he is co-producing with none other than Karan Johar. In the midst of working with the biggest superstars and directors of the country, he will be launching a rank newcomer - Jackie Shroff’s son Tiger in Heropanti. And on top of that he is diversifying into different genres of cinema. Sajid Nadiadwala, one of the biggest producers of Bollywood has his hands full and how!
"I made commercial films and now I want to be associated with other kinds of cinema. It gives me a big high to be part of diverse themes. It feels great that I am launching new talents and at the same time working with people I have been a fan of and look up to, like Imtiaz and Kabir. It is a great experience to see how they visualize their films," says Sajid.
★ (HQ) Best Human and Smile In The World… Salman Khan during Jai Ho promotion (January 2014)!!
May Salman Bro always stay Happy, Healthy and Successful (Amen) Allah Bless Him <33!!
New Delhi | Updated: Feb 13 2014
'Jai Ho' is the first film to cross Rs 100-crore mark in box office collections in calendar year 2014.
The much-hyped Salman Khan-starrer Jai Ho may have fallen short of expectations but it is hardly a ‘flop’. Jai Ho box office collections have reached Rs 110 crore, as per latest reports.
Trade Analyst Taran Adarsh’s tweets on Jai Ho box office collections: “#JaiHo Wknd 2 - 13.90 crore, Mon 2.25 crore, Tue 2.40 crore, Wed 1.80 crore, Thu 1.65 crore. Grand total: Rs 110.78 crore nett. India biz only.”
The Rs 100 crore and Rs 200 crore clubs have become the new benchmark of success in Bollywood. As such, there is an increased pressure on superstars to deliver. This time around, Salman Khan’s latest might not have done so well like his earlier ones as Jai Ho has ‘crawled’ a bit when it comes to collections at the box office, compared to Aamir Khan-starrer Dhoom 3 and earlier releases like Hrithik Roshan-starrer ‘Krrish 3’ and Shah Rukh Khan-starrer ‘Chennai Express’. Jai Ho’, however, is the first film to cross the Rs 100 crore mark in calendar year 2014.
Made on an approximate budget of Rs 75 crore, Jai Ho’s business has not been so bad if one counts the overseas collections.
Produced by Eros International in association with Sohail Khan Productionz and directed by Sohail Khan, Jai Ho also stars Tabu, Danny Denzongpa, Daisy Shah in pivotal roles. Jai Ho released worldwide on January 24.
★ Jai Ho box office collections near Rs 200 crore, burnish Eros International’s image !
New York/Seattle | Updated: Feb 13 2014
Jai Ho box office collections in 10 days had been Rs 166.33 crore gross worldwide…..
Salman Khan-starrer Jai Ho box office collections have almost made it a Rs 200 crore movie, but Eros is more than that.
Eros International Media Limited (Eros International) financial results for the quarter and nine months ended December 31, 2013 (Q3 & 9M FY2014) are in public domain and here is what made it possible.
January saw the successful releases of two major releases for Q4 2014, namely Hindi movie ‘Jai Ho’ starring Salman Khan and Telugu movie ‘1 Nenokkadine’ starring Mahesh Babu, with both films being backed up with strong pre-sales.
‘Jai Ho’ has by its second weekend (10 days) collected a gross of Rs. 166.33 crore worldwide (Rs. 102.58 crore nett in India and 33 crore (US$ 5.4 million) in overseas market)
* 41 films released by Eros International Media Ltd during 9M FY2014, including 15 Hindi, 25 Tamil and 1 other regional languages film compared to 60 films during 9M FY 2013 including 26 Hindi, 32 Tamil and 2 other regional language films.
“Eros International continues to deliver strong operational and financial performance. company has showcased its success with prominent releases such as ‘Ram Leela’, ‘R…Rajkumar’, ‘Grand Masti’, ‘Raanjhaana’, ‘Krishh 3’ (Overseas), ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (Overseas) and ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ (Overseas). These releases are being continuously monetized over several distribution platforms,” Sunil Lulla, Managing Director, Eros International.
* Strong theatrical revenues: 9M FY2014 have showcased the success of global and overseas releases namely ‘Ram Leela’, ‘R… Rajkumar’, ‘Grand Masti’, ‘Raanjhaana’, ‘Krishh 3’ (Overseas), ‘Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani’ (Overseas), ‘Phata Poster Nikla Hero’ (Overseas)
Rest at Financial Express
Neha Maheshwri,TNN | Feb 14, 2014
Palak Muchhal is on a professional high these days. She has sung 113 songs in 2013 and her biggest hits have been Tum Hi Ho and Chahu Main Ya Na from Aashiqui 2.
It was Bollywood actor Salman Khan, who gave Palak her first hit Lapata from Ek Tha Tiger.Her latest hit is Photocopy from Jai Ho. “The first thing I did after shifting to Mumbai was meeting Salman sir through director Rumi Jaffery. He has been guiding me since. He called me to his show Dus Ka Dum around four years back and made me sing in all 17 languages I know including Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, Malay, Kiswahili and Arabic. He told me that he wants the Photocopy song in my voice,” says she.
The singer was initially apprehensive about the song as she didn’t know she could sing a high-scale song. She feels she can emote feelings perfectly. “That’s what people tell me. My brother and I have been singing for heart patients since we were eight. We donate the entire earning from stage shows for their operations. So far, we have collected 3.15 crore rupees for 615 heart patients. There are 595 more remaining. I feel it’s because of their blessings, I have tasted success without much struggle,” says she.
Jai Ho wasn’t exactly as spectacular as it was expected to be. Though the film managed to keep up the 100 crore record of Salman Khan, the film dampened the spirits of the actor’s loyal fans. However, Kick promises to make up for every bit of drooping excitement from Jai Ho‘s underwhelming performance.
In a Salman Khan movie, he can be expected to play the quintessential hero like always. But contrary to popular opinion, Randeep Hooda won’t be playing the role of villain in Kick. The actor in an interview exclaimed, “Ofcourse I am not playing a negative character in Kick.”
Though it is clear that Hooda has a pivotal character in the film, it is still unsure who plays the anti-hero in the movie. After his denial, the speculations now are resting on Nawazuddin Siddiqui who too is playing an important character in the life. Siddiqui had insisted on not revealing anything about his character when looped in for the venture but now he is quite a favorite fodder for the gossip mongers who are suggesting that he is Salman’s villain in Kick.
Though the makers are not insisting on clearing the air of mystery around the negative character, it will be quite commendable to watch Nawazuddin jumping into playing an out and out villain in a complete masala commercial outing.