Joginder Tuteja answers 5 questions from Indicine readers
In recent times, with the most popular genre being ‘Desi flicks’, don’t you think that the romance (JTHJ) has outperformed suspense/thriller (Talaash)? If so, can it also be attributed to SRK’s superstardom when compared to that of Aamir? – Tinku Jain
- Both JTHJ and Talaash were average movies and brought in collections that they deserved. There is no question of the stardom of Shahrukh or Aamir coming into play.
If Salman Khan is Number One, who is the next best and can anyone beat him? – Yasin
- Shahrukh Khan is the next best after Salman today. Between them, Aamir Khan and Akshay Kumar, any of the four has a chance to be the Number One over next couple of years.
Do you feel that Arbaaz has screwed up ‘Dabangg 2’? The promos are so lame and boring. It looks like they are showcasing the unedited scenes of ‘Dabangg’. The songs are on the same lines of ‘Dabangg’, hence making it repetitive. The so called buzz is just because its a sequel of ‘Dabangg’ and Salman is at his peak. – Prateek
- On the contrary Arbaaz has played it smartly. He managed months of promotion and stage setting by continuing from where ‘Dabangg’ left, hence ensuring that an instant connect was formed.
Kishore Kumar was a complete artist – an excellent actor, director, music producer, singer etc. Is there anyone today who has the same abilities or even comes close? – Sandy
- Sadly, none.
With Krrish 3, Dhoom 3, Happy New Year and Chennai Express coming in 2013, will it be possible for Salman Khan to continue his supremacy in 2013 at the Indian Box office as all these films are looking hardcore commercial entertainers? – Gaurav Handa
- Yes, Salman Khan will have less releases (as of now, only one with Sohail Khan) when compared to Shahrukh Khan, Akshay Kumar and Ajay Devgn. Also, Hrithik and Aamir will arrive with full force. However given the fact that ‘Dabangg 2’ would be continuing it’s run in 2013 as well and it is expected that Sohail’s film would be a ‘hardcore commercial entertainer’ as well, he would stay on to be the top star.
Joginder Tuteja tweets @tutejajoginder
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