Seventy-five crore rupees at stake on Salman movies

Updated on Aug 25, 2007 05:18 PM IST

The industry experts are however hoping that the delay caused by the arrest will not be too long.

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PTI | By, Mumbai

Actor Salman Khan's arrest has created a flutter in Bollywood as around Rs 75 crore is at stake due to stalling of movies having the actor in a lead role.

The industry experts are however hoping that the delay caused by the arrest will not be too long and they were willing to wait and watch the future proceedings.

"Arrest of Salman Khan is a jolt for the Hindi film industry as Rs 75 crore rides on him. But as of now the situation is not that serious as it seems," trade analyst and critic Komal Nahata told PTI.

Corraborating with Nahata's views, Kumar Mohan, editor of trade magazine 'Complete Cinema' said "Salman being a celebrity, his films would get affected. But only if he remained in jail for long."

"Salman has two films on the floor as of now; one is Afzal Khan's God Tussi Great Ho (Rs 35 cr) which has been in the making for the last two-and-a-half years," he said.

"There is also the remake of Tamil hit Pokhri (Rs 35-40 cr), produced by Boney Kapoor. Shooting has just begun for this film that also stars Ayesha Takia. Shooting has not yet started," Mohan said.

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