Archive for November 2009
SHARIN WADER BUTANI Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; November 30, 2009)
MEENA IYER Times News Network (BOMBAY TIMES; November 29, 2009)
By Subhash K. Jha, November 27, 2009 – 11:34 IST
It looks like it will be another year at least after 3 Idiots and his own home productions Dhobi Ghat and Delhi Belly before Aamir Khan will sign another new film.
Since the release of Ghajini in December 2008, Aamir has not signed on the dotted line for any project. In fact Aamir had decided to take one full year off after Ghajini to rejuvenate himself. After the tough physical and emotional preparation for Ghajini, Aamir just wanted to relax and spend time with his wife and children.
That’s precisely what he has done for the last one year. But now Aamir would be taking one more year off. This next one year would be devoted to putting his three home productions in order.
Says a source, “Aamir had earlier decided to take one year off. But now he has decided to extend his sabbatical by one more year. Filmmakers who have approached him with projects have been told that Aamir intends to take approximately one more year to supervise the post-production and final look of the three films that he has produced in 2009, namely Abhinay Deo’s Delhi Belly, Anushka Rizvi’s The Falling and Aamir’s wife Kiran Rao’s Dhobi Ghat.”
Aamir feels, all three projects need serious fine-tuning and have been delayed because he has been busy finishing and promoting 3 Idiots.
Says the source, “The only way Aamir feels his three productions can be completed and released in 2010 is if he sets aside all his own acting assignments to look into them. So he isn’t signing any films in 2010 either.”
Says the source, “It requires guts to say no to the best roles going around in Bollywood, and at a reported fee of approximately Rs 30 crores per film. But Aamir suffers no security pangs about not signing films. He told a friend he will work at his own pace, no matter what the temptation or provocation to take on extra work may be.”
Saturday 28th November 2008 09.00 IST
Boxofficeindia.Com Trade Network
De Dana Dan opened to a good response of around 70-80% on day one. The collections were not a huge 90% plus as some of the trade had expected. Also business in circuits like West Bengal and Mysore was on the lower side. Multiplexes in North India saw collections in the evening and late shows at 95-100% but collections were not as strong in the rest of the country. The film will score over the weekend as Saturday is a holiday but it will have to sustain on Monday to recover big costs.
Kurbaan was below the mark in week one with collections around 19 crore nett. The 8th day is very poor and the film is a losing fare. FLOP
Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani added around 6 crore nett to take its total in three weeks to 61.50 crore nett. SUPER HIT