The dry stretch in Bollywood may soon come to an end, according to R Balki. The director lauded Brahmastra’s box office success and said that audiences were “storming the theatres” to see the Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt movie. Ayan Mukerji is the director of Brahmastra.
In a recent interview, R Balki was questioned about Bollywood’s slump at the box office while discussing Brahmastra’s success in drawing audiences. The September 9 release of the Ayan Mukerji film, which also stars Alia Bhatt, Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna, and Mouni Roy, features Ranbir Kapoor. Brahmastra recently revealed that it has made 225 crores in its debut weekend globally via an Instagram post.
Sunny Deol, Pooja Bhatt, Dulquer Salmaan, and Shreya Dhanwanthary are among the cast members of R Balki’s next movie Chup: Revenge of the Artist, which is now in the promotion phase. The 23rd of September has been set aside for the film’s debut. The director was questioned about the validity of the “Bollywood is over” thesis that certain people were pushing when he was marketing his picture. R Balki said that once movies start performing well at the box office, people would soon refer to “the rise and rise of Bollywood.”
Filmmaker Rakesh Roshan discussed the current failure of Bollywood movies in a recent interview. He said that moviemakers choose themes that only appeal to a limited portion of the public. He had said that “so-called contemporary filmmaking” was being attempted by Bollywood directors. Rakesh had said to Bollywood Hungama, “People are creating movies that they and their friends enjoy watching, hence that’s why Hindi films aren’t doing well at the box office. They choose topics that only a very small portion of the audience will find interesting. A significant portion of the audience cannot connect with it.