Arjun Kapoor talks about why KGF Chapter 2 and Pushpa succeeded: 'There is a certain amount of attitude that is desi’
Actor Arjun Kapoor in a recent interview talked about mainstream Hindi films and their importance. During the interaction, he said that films such as Pushpa, KGF, and Gangubai Kathiawadi do well because of the ‘desi’ attitude of people. The Hindi-dubbed versions of KGF and Puhspa did better business than most Hindi films in the past year and set new box office records. Also read: Karan Johar says had Bollywood made KGF, it would have been ‘lynched’ by critics
Kannada film KGF: Chapter 2 earned in excess of ₹1200 crore at the global box office. It's Hindi version alone earned over ₹400 crore, more than any Bollywood film ever. Telugu film Pushpa The Rise, which released last year, also did good business in the Hindi-speaking belt with its dubbed version, raking in over ₹100 crore.
In a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, Arjun talked about how films such as Pushpa and KGF do well at the box office. He said, “I think a lot of people need to understand what mainstream is. I don't know how many people remember films like Trishul and Deewar, the films that have stories and Pushpa works for that reason and KGF works for that reason. There is a certain amount of attitude that is ‘desi’. That is a multiplex audience dynamic but if you will see Gangubhai Kathiawadi has earned over ₹200 crore in terms of ticket sales of Hindi viewing audience for films such as KGF, Pushpa, Gangubai, Bhool Bhulaiyaa, and all even the Hollywood films. Mainstream is always gonna be a little more important."
Arjun will be seen next in Ek Villain Returns. The film also stars John Abraham, Disha Patani, and Tara Sutaria. It will release on July 29, 2022. The actor also has Kuttey and The Ladykiller in the pipeline. Kuttey stars Konkona Sensharma, Radhika Madaan, Naseeruddin Shah and Tabu. The Ladykiller features Bhumi Pednekar alongside Arjun.