Players, directed by Abbas-Mustan, has had a free-fall from Monday, the figures are lower than many small-budget films with lesser known stars.
To put things into perspective, the opening of Players made on a budget of 65 crores, is lesser than Emraan Hashmi’s Murder 2, Vidya Balan’s The Dirty Picture and even Ranveer Singh’s Ladies vs Ricky Bahl!
For the film’s lead stars, their bad phase continues. It’s Abhishek Bachchan’s 5th failure in a row after Raavan, Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Game and Dum Maro Dum. For Sonam Kapoor, I Hate Luv Storys is her only career HIT. All other films – Saawariya, Delhi 6, Aisha, Thank You and Mausam have under-performed at the box-office. Bipasha Basu’s and Neil Nitin Mukesh’s last few films have flopped too.
A lot more was expected from the year’s first release. Disappointing.