Strange isn’t it. With New York doing so well commercially, we all expected Kurbaan – with a much more popular male lead, fresh from the super success of Love Aaj Kal – to open to huge numbers. But the weekend gone by, has proved it once again.. Box office business is impossible to predict.
Take Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani for example; not many trade pundits expected this film, starring a newcomer to match the might of the Khan’s, Roshan’s or the Kumar’s. Ajab’s nett gross for Week 1 was a staggering 40 crores and this, without a popular commercial director at the helm.
Yes, the genre’s were different. Yet Kurbaan was expected to fare much better than it did.
Now, what does the failure of Kurbaan mean to Karan Johar’s magnum opus My Name Is Khan? Both films, have a similar feel to it. While we all know Shahrukh Khan is a much bigger star and his first film in more than 15 months is expected to smash records.. it remains to be seen if the Kurbaan debacle could affect My Name Is Khan. Remember, MNIK has been sold for 100 crores.. recovering which, ain’t going to easy!
What do you think?