Everyone in the trade is talking about the interest in Don 2 waning. Does that mean that it will not open well?
Komal Nahta: There is no doubt that distributors of Don 2 in the different circuits are finding it difficult to book the film on the terms they would’ve liked to because the film is not as ‘hot’ as it was when its teaser trailer was released in July but this does not mean that the film will not open well. The initial this week will be very good.
The all-India nett collection figure of Band Baaja Baaraat for its entire run has been surpassed by Ladies Vs Ricky Bahl in the first four or five days. Then why is the trade calling the latter film poor?
Komal Nahta: Firstly, Ladies Vs Ricky Bahlis a plus fare, not a poor fare. But if the trade is calling it poor, it is because its collections began to slide down fast and furiously from the fourth day onwards. This was in sharp contrast to the collections of Band Baaja Baaraat, which picked up day by day. Also, the investment in LVRB is far more than in BBB.
Will animation films ever work in India?
Komal Nahta: They will, if the animated characters in a film are made hugely popular before release or become popular once the film is released.