The common idea about Aashiqui 2‘s box office success is that the film earned heavy profits, earning way more than its investment. With Ek Villain releasing next week, the box office expectations are massive.
Given that Aashiqui 2‘s success was so tall, Koimoi caught up with Mohit Suri to gauge his frenzy for the upcoming film and how much of a bunch of nerves is he about the box office. Mohit in an interview told Koimoi, “See when Aashiqui 2 was releasing, I plain simple wanted it to do well. I had put my voice into the film. I had led a lot of myself into the film without anything external. A lot of big directors had asked me why am I not putting a hit number from Aashiqui. But Aashiqui 2 didn’t depend on any of these. It did not have any of those gimmicks. Aashiqui 2 released with big films. It came to theater and kept sticking on.”
Just to jolt up public memory, Aashiqui 2 released between Bombay Talkies and Ek Thi Daayan. A lot was expected from both these films but Aashiqui 2 toppled over both with utmost ease by running for over six weeks.
Mohit doesn’t feel perturbed by box office as much but it is important to make money. He said, “Hits and flops will happen in my life but with Aashiqui 2 India had finally accepted me as a personality, accepted my voice. But you always want to go forward in life and not go back. If Aashiqui 2 made 85 crores, I obviously want to make 86 crores this time. Having said that, I am not someone who is into the box office race like let’s do a 100 crores et al.”
So do numbers never matter for Mohit Suri, the man who gave the year’s biggest superhit in terms of money earned back. Mohit clarifies, “I keep asking Bhatt sahab whether he has made money. I am not concerned with how much money. The fact that people have made money out of a film, allows me to make one more film. I want to make films for the rest of my life and all I want is everyone involved in my film has a plus experience: either emotionally or has made money in course of time. It is important that they remember it as a good experience. The ‘how much money’ doesn’t matter but everyone down the line should earn money, and not just one department which happened in Aashiqui 2.”
Mohit’s next Ek Villain will be in theatres this week after which he will begin work on Humari Adhuri Kahaani.