Sunny Leone's Jism 2 rakes in moolah
Sunny Leone's Bollywood debut Jism 2 has succeeded to woo the box office despite a weak script and slow pace. It's Leone magic all the way, as the film made on a budget of Rs 6-7 crore, has collected...bollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2012 12:19 IST
Sunny Leone's Bollywood debut Jism 2 has succeeded to woo the box office despite a weak script and slow pace. It's Leone magic all the way, as the film made on a budget of Rs 6-7 crore, has collected Rs 21 crore nett on its opening weekend.
"Started with a bang on Thursday [previews; Raksha Bandhan holiday] and Friday, but slipped considerably on Saturday itself. Though most films witness a decline in business on Saturday, the fall in this case was alarming. The film, however, was better on Sunday, but lower than Friday, which, again, comes as a surprise, since most films fare the best on Sundays," trade expert Taran Adarsh wrote for Bollywood Hungama.
"Yet, thanks to the total accumulated on Thursday + Friday, the overall figure looks quite good. Collected approx Rs 20 cr to Rs 21 cr nett in its opening weekend, inclusive of Thursday previews," added Adarsh.
"Even though the euphoria settled down after Friday shows were concluded, the film had already made huge moolah with as astonishing 7.5 crores coming on the opening day. Add to that one crore which had come the previous day from paid previews and the film was already sitting pretty on 8.5 crores," writes Joginder Tuteja for Koimoi.com."Commercially though, the job has been done for the film. When it was expected that the film would at best collect 12 crores over the weekend, that number was reached by close of Saturday itself. The film is now sitting pretty on a 20 crore base after a good Sunday, which is simply huge for a product that has been made on a very low cost. This also goes on to show that right costing, brand quotient as well as smart marketing with some element of curiosity attached to a product can aid a film arriving into a safety zone sooner than later," adds Tuteja.
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JISM 2 CONTROVERSIES
Jism 2's sensual poster inspired!
It has emerged that Jism 2 poster got inspired from a Felix Bendish's visual for a fashion show in 2010.
No Sunny Leone in Jism 2 first poster
Yes, you read it right. The mystery girl in the first poster of Jism 2 is not Sunny Leone. In fact it's the Dan Dan girl Nathalia Kaur, who has graced the poster.
Pooja Bhatt told a daily, "A year ago, when it was being speculated that the film will feature either Bipasha Basu or Mallika Sherawat, I decided to whet people's appetite with a sexy poster. I called my friend, photographer Joy Datta, who deals with dusky Brazilian models, for options. I chose Nathalia from amongst the ones he showed me."
Now we know why Ram Gopal Varma said that Nathalia is Pooja's discovery!
Protest against Sunny Leone
Activists of Bhagwan Valmiki Shakti Sena shouted slogans against the film Jism 2, as they burnt effigies of actress Sunny Leone and director Pooja Bhatt during a demonstration in Amritsar.
It objects to the presence of the Canadian adult film actress Sunny Leone in the film. Advocate SMA Kazmi, the legal counsel who is handling the case, said, “We have sought a stay order on the release of Jism 2 because of the sexually explicit content of the movie, and the inclusion of Sunny Leone in the film, for the adverse moral impact that her presence would have on society.”
Jism 2 song copied
Pooja Bhatt's film Jism 2 has been in the news for all the wrong reasons -- one of them being the tittle track Yeh Jism, which is said to be copy of a Turkish song. Debutant music composer Arko Pravo Mukherjee denies that and says these are just rumours.
Mumbai’s mayor, Sunil Prabhu, reportedly wants the posters of Jism 2 pulled down, as he reckons they are "obscene".
Producer Mahesh Bhatt is livid, as he takes up the cudgels not just for the film directed by his daughter Pooja Bhatt, but also the movie industry overall.
Protest against Jism 2 in Assam
Alleging that the film Jism 2 had objectionable scenes, protests were today staged at local cinema halls where some movie-goers were also abused.
Police said a section of the audience who had entered halls to watch the movie were chased and abused by the protesters which included several local organisations and student bodies. WHAT HAPPENED NEXT?