After lukewarm performances of films of Bollywoods bigwigs like Salman Khan and Ranbir Kapoor, distributors now hope Shah Rukh Khan (SRK) and Anushka Sharma starer "Jab Harry Met Sejal" (JHMS), will make a robust business.
Imtiaz Ali's latest love-saga, revolving around a lost ring, hasn't been impressive enough to woo the audience in its opening weekend as the film performed below its expectations, contrary what trade analyst were thinking. The romantic comedy is directed and written by Imtiaz Ali and produced by Gauri Khan under the banner of Red Chillies Entertainment. Sadly, the first weekend collection couldn't touch Rs 50 crore. Shah Rukh himself told PTI, "I am a support in the film, more like an extended cameo". The film has collected Rs 15.25 crores on Day-1 (Friday), Rs 15 crores on Day-2 (Saturday) and Rs 16 crores (approx) on Day-3 (Sunday), total fetched Rs 46.25 crores until yesterday. It won't be wrong to say that these two films were two of the most anticipated movies of this year.
"But you are right, a film should go beyond the subject and create magic". The table search for "s SRK whose career seems to be going down and he needs to follow the footsteps of Big B by going for young to old roles rather than 'never old" roles.
Sharing his mind SRK further added, "Succeeded and failed at both". It's a new trick. "I have tried formula films".
Several experts believe that probably people resort to such practices because it saves them money while they can catch the newly-released film in the comfort of their homes. Take "Dilwale Dulhania Le Jayenge", for example. "Working with Imtiaz was quite magical", concluded Shah Rukh. "But sometime back I understood that I can't keep recreating the same magic".
The plot of the film revolves around Shah Rukh, who plays a Punjabi guide, Harvinder Singh Nehra aka Harry, and Anushka as a Gujarati woman Sejal.