It’s been 11 months since his last release and 40 months since his last box office success, but inspite of all his recent failures, the biggest directors in the industry are queueing up to sign Ranbir Kapoor for their films. There can only be two reasons, his acting talent and the love that he gets from his fans.
Not too long ago, Ranbir was one of the most promising actors in the industry and the closest that any young star had got to attaining ‘superstar’ status.
He was one of those few actors who could pull a film to the 20 crore mark – a opening day figure that separates the elite superstars from the rest.
Unfortunately, the graph of Ranbir’s career has taken a downward turn as Besharam, Roy, Bombay Velvet and Tamasha have all failed. His poor run has also affected the eagerness of the audience to watch his films on the first day and this shows in the box office opening of his films.
Quick look at the opening day collections of Ranbir’s last few films
- Rockstar (2011) – 10.5 crore
- Barfi (2012) – 8.5 crore
- Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013) – 19.5 crore
- Besharam (2013) – 21 crore (holiday)
- Roy (2015) – 10.41 crore
- Bombay Velvet (2015) – 5.2 crore
- Tamasha (2015) – 10.87 crore
Like most stars who are going through a lean phase, Ranbir too needs that ‘one big film’ to get his career back on track. And who better than Karan Johar to helm his all-important film?
Karan has a terrific track record as director. While none of his films have failed at the box office, Ae Dil Hai Mushkil will be an important film for the ‘My Name Is Khan’ director too, as he returns with his 6th directorial.
His career so far:
- Kuch Kuch Hota Hai – 45 crore (All Time Blockbuster)
- Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham – 47 crore (Blockbuster)
- Kabhi Alvida Naa Kehna – 46 crore (Hit)
- My Name Is Khan – 73 crore (Hit)
- Student Of The Year – 70 crore (Hit)
The stats make it obvious that after ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Ghan’, Karan Johar films haven’t really performed upto expectations at the domestic box office. ‘Student Of The Year’ surprised, but a big hit in ‘Ae Dil Hai Mushkil’ will help reaffirm Karan’s status as one of the top directors in the industry.