Harshvardhan Kapoor makes the worst possible debut

Anil Kapoor’s son Harshvardhan Kapoor has made the worst possible debut of all-time in the industry. His first film, ‘Mirzya’ directed by Rakesh Omprakash Mehra, was rejected on the morning of its release itself giving the film absolutely no chance to even recover half of its ‘advertising’ investment.

Abhishek Bachchan and Kareena Kapoor’s Refugee was rejected by the audience too, but the hype around Amitabh Bachchan’s son ensured a very good initial and a fairly decent final total (17.62 crore net, which was a good total during those times).

Ranbir and Sonam Kapoor’s first film ‘Saawariya’ fared very poorly too, but again, it got a initial and Ranbir’s performance in the film was liked. The film lost around 25 crore of its investment. Like Mehra, Sanjay Leela Bhansali too falls in the same category of directors. Their films are usually high on budget, when their films perform, the profits are small, but when they fail the losses are huge.

One other film that was rejected on Day 1 itself was ‘Lekar Hum Deewana Dil’, but the budget of that film was very low – less than 5% of a film like ‘Mirzya’.

Other actors like Imran Khan, Ranveer Singh, Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan, Sidharth Malhotra, Tiger Shroff and Sushant Singh Rajput made their debuts in successful films. They were presented well too.

The biggest among actors who made their debut in the current century is Hrithik Roshan, who became a superstar overnight. It remains the debut to beat more than 16 years after the release of ‘Kaho Naa.. Pyaar Hai’ in 2000.

Coming to Mirzya, the film will lose about 45-48 crore of its investment and merely calling the film a ‘disaster’ would be an understatement. A film that has a landing cost in excess of 55 crore, will finish with lifetime domestic business of around 9 crore net.

The box office performance of ‘Mirzya’ will make the investors of Harshvardhan’s second film ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ nervous. The director of the film, Vikramaditya Motwane, has directed two films (Udaan and Lootera). Both films were critically acclaimed and hailed by a section of the audience, but both films failed at the box office. The cost of ‘Bhavesh Joshi’ is high too, so even if its a fantastic film, it could still struggle.

At the end of the day, it all comes down to choice of films. If that isn’t good, an entire career could follow Mirzya’s box office trajectory.



  • KNPH starring Hrithik Roshan collected huge 45 crore in just 150 screens during 2000’s era, that too in a clash with Mela & PBDHH starring established superstars.

  • Krishh 3 real Box office collections – 178 crores
    According to the manipulation king – 244 crores
    manipulates 66 crores which is the highest lifetime manipulation in the history of bollywood ever
    #True Salman Fans

  • Hate the entire Surinder Kapoor clan, Boney, Anil, Sonam, Arjun & this guy, what’s his name flop Kapoor. The only likeable person in this family is Sridevi.

  • Mirzya is a bad film but their performances are awesome harsh will be compared to R.k and R. S after 2 or 3 years

  • What did producers think while investing 50 crores in a movie starring a debutant.Every debutant cannot be a Hrithik.

  • I saw his interview with rajiv masand he is way smarter than many young actors. Bt he doesnt luk intresting. He dnt like any movie of david dhawan he talks like some film director. His appearance in comedy nights was flop and people said he is bit arrogent.
    Bt im still luking forward to his movies.

  • @ Navin don’t talks nonsense why are taking Aryan name here , ur Bhai has no child its not our fault its ur Bhai fault . If u want bash srk bash but at least don’t take children name here . Kya bigada tere is bacche ne .

  • Noone can be a hrithik roshan…These newcomers should know that they need to do pretty feel good happy films om their debut with less budget…They shouldnt look at grand debut with huge budget but no story or limited appeal stories…Hope he chooses his next smartly..

  • Tata Birla : Thank him that he didn’t bring Srk parents in it. At least he is talking about Srk kids some Srk fans even abuse Salman’s father. Where was your gyaan at that time ? Srk family is family Salman family is not a family ???

  • Salman Khan King Khan : Most of the Indicine visitors and Indicine knows who am I. I don’t need any support or fan certificate from a chameleon like you. You are on my target now wherever I find you get ready for bashing !!!!!!!

  • Well I found him a good actor as a debutant, even if the film was poor for the majority but for me it just stuck in my mind after watching it and couldn’t forget about it. Any film touched me I consider it as a good film although it was a bit weird but the good thing was that it gave the audience a new flavor, a new spice.

  • @hrithik we all know you are. This wannabe rakhi sawant cum KRK loser who is nothing but a joker boy fan and posts multiple comments in the name of salman is just a spam. I really wonder how come indicine approves his comments? He posted 10 back to back crap comments on dangal article and showed his illiteracy. He rates raaz reboot above bajrangi bhaijaan and 3 idiots like classics in one of the articles. That proves his clownish crapgiri. No doubt he is a chameleon and posts irrelevent stuffs on different articles. So i suggest you to knok him down any way you like. Cheers.

  • @Salman khan king khan, brother don’t use bad language. I am not teaching u but request u. We are human beings. Salman khan hates those who use bad language.

  • Hrithik was Star over night…
    And i guees debutant can not take a movie to 50cr unless its extra ordinary like KHPH.
    But the makers think if the inside person of the industry is debuting like Some of the
    Old Star’s Son or daughter it will creat a buzz..
    But collection can happen only by public

  • Wat abt flop kumar he also had a disastrous start to his career…by repeating himself again nd again he forcd people to like/notice him…if product is gud..writing is impressive then some movie wil work and gradualy an actr can grow…same statergy can b adoptd by harsh

    so dnt write him off…anything can happen in future..an actor career is completely diffrnt frm other professions..

  • Hrithik was the last superstar of bollywood who debuted 16 years ago… Ranbir could have become one if he would have continued his success after YJHD after that he is only giving flops and disasters.

  • @Hrithik

    No need to take those chameleons seriously. I am damn sure that he is the new id of chameleon Gaurav/kshitij buddhaji/sumbuddha kapur.

  • For Jadoo…i think the dancer factor helpd alot…impressd the youngsters…then it was raining flops for dancerhr till papa came again with a superhero idea

  • @hrithik(original),tum logon ki yeh purani aadat Hain,jab ladh nahi Pao toh family members ko beech mein lao.what can WE expect more from you Bhojpuri chameleons.

    Instead of you warn that Bhojpuri pagal Buddha navin,you’re praising him.well done.this is your level and your cheap ghatiya standard.

    and yeah if you will degrade to that level ,then THE SRKIANS will too can come to their level.but WE’RE not taht much degraded.

    And it’s your habit to ask proof.tgen kindly show me where everyone bashed salamn’s FATHER as per your claim,I would like to see.

    and one more thing @salman Khan king Khan is seeming much more salman fan than you who at least never tried to hide behind Aamir’s success that you did continuously last decade,rofl.so don’t force anyone and not everyone could be opportunist like you and your old pagal Bhojpuri Buddha navin,rofl.

  • @Ultron, exactly bro. I also tried to show the reality but jokercine didnt post my comment due to the harsh truth being exposed. You got lucky as you successfully unveiled the reality in front of all.

  • @indicine wat abt salman khan wasn’t his debutant was all time bigger than hrithik ?? he became superstar over the night wid mpk and went to became atbb in 1989 which is much more hits than hrithik kaho na pyar hai in terms of collection and hits ..pls clarify

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