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Akshay Kumar on 1000 crore films: 'I was very happy when Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan did such good business'

Oct 06, 2023 03:55 PM IST

Akshay Kumar, while promoting his new film Mission Raniganj, reacted to the phenomenal box office success of Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan.

Recently actor Salman Khan had said that 1000 crore is the new benchmark for films. Now, actor Akshay Kumar has spoken about the box office trend and praised Shah Rukh Khan's blockbuster film Jawan, which is the highest grosser in Hindi cinema and has minted more than 1000 crore worldwide. During an interaction with India Today, Akshay said films such as Jawan, Gadar 2 and even his own movie OMG 2, have all done very well this year. Also read: Shah Rukh Khan has the sweetest reply as Akshay Kumar congratulates him for Jawan success

Akshay Kumar says he is very happy that Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan did so well.
Akshay Kumar says he is very happy that Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan did so well.

Akshay on Jawan's box office numbers

Akshay, whose latest film Mission Raniganj released in theatres on Friday, said, "I hope the industry gives more and more hits. I was very happy when Shah Rukh Khan's Jawan did such a good business. There are many other films, like Gadar 2, OMG 2, which also did well. So it's very good for the industry. Our industry went through a very bad patch because of Covid-19 times. Now things are moving and it's a great thing that 1000 crore is a benchmark. Also, I hope that we make 2000-3000 crore films like Hollywood, because the kind of cinema, the screenplay, the script that we have they don't have."

'Mission Raniganj is not a Jawan or a Rowdy Rathore'

When asked what his thoughts on commercial success were, Akshay said, "Commercial success is important because you have to make other films, but it also depends on what kind of commercial success you will get. Talking about Mission Raniganj (MR), this film is made on a certain budget. I want to call MR a commercial film. It's not a Jawan or a Rowdy Rathore (Akshat's 2012 film). It's not that kind of film. It has a niche audience, but I hope it does good business.

What Salman had said about 1000 crore films

At a recent event, Salman Khan spoke about the recent box office performances of films and the coveted 100 crore club and how it may soon become too common. He said that going forward movies needed to aim for 1000 crore to succeed at the box office.

He had said, "I think the 100 crore mark is going to be the rock bottom now. Everything would be 400-500-600 plus now for the Punjabi industry, Hindi industry, every industry. Even Marathi films are doing these numbers. 100 crore is not going to be a very big deal. I think the benchmark should be 1000 crore for a film right now.”

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