Dhanush was hurt when Amitabh Bachchan’s Shamitabh bombed at box office
Unlike most actors, Dhanush said the box office numbers are important to him. Insisting that he is “very proud” of Shamitabh, Dhanush adds, “I would be lying if I said that the box office numbers did not hurt me.”Updated: Aug 06, 2017, 12:01 IST
Unlike most actors, Dhanush said the box office numbers are important to him. His last Hindi film release was Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Shamitabh, which bombed at the box office. Dhanush said the failure of the movie did hurt him. “I would be lying if I said that the box office numbers did not hurt me. I am very proud of that film and if given a choice, I would like to do it again. If you can make all the decisions right as an actor then every film will be successful at the box office. Sometimes we get it right, sometimes we don’t. Shamitabh is a great film and I am very proud of it,” he said.
“I am very happy right now with my work. I am a very secure actor. I don’t think about whether I will get work tomorrow or not,” Dhanush said.
“What is meant for me is mine and God will not give me anything less or more. I am not going to take anything with me when I am buried six feet under,” he added.
The 34-year-old actor said he doesn’t believe in competition with his peers and rather focuses on doing his best with every film. “I don’t think competition is necessary in the film industry. There is no point in it. There has to be a reason for competition. Here in our profession, we all our winners if our film works well. I certainly compete with myself so that I can be better in my next film. I want to offer my best to the audience every time they come to watch my film,” he said.
Dhanush is currently busy promoting his next film Velaiilla Pattadhari 2, also known also as VIP 2. It also stars Kajol and is directed by Soundarya Rajinikanth. The Tamil-Telugu comedy-drama is a sequel to the 2014 film Velaiilla Pattadhari.
“I have done promotional activities here (in Mumbai) before during Ranjhaana and Shamitabh. I know how it (promotions) works but I am not used to it. So it is tough.”
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