New Delhi: Boman Irani and Farah Khan’s ‘Shirin Farhad Ki Toh Nikal Padi’, which showcases the love story of a 40-plus couple, disappoints at the box office. The film has been produced by Sanjay Leela Bhansali and directed by Bela Bhansali Sehgal. After a massive promotional drive, the makers were expecting the film to open with a bang.
The film earned decent reviews from the critics. However, ‘Shirin Farhad’ opened to average 30 percent occupancy in theatres. According to the media reports, the film collected less than Rs 2 crore on the first day. On day 2, the figures went up a little and the film earned Rs 2.30 crore.
Choreographer turned director Farah Khan made her acting debut with ‘Shirin Farhad’. Her Bollywood friends can’t stop praising her performance in the film on Twitter, but this didn’t really impress the audiences.
Despite good performances and publicity why ‘Shirin Farhad’ failed to grab eyeballs? The reason is pretty evident. Rather than watching an unconventional love story, the audiences preferred to be glued to the Salman Khan magic. Katrina Kaif and Salman Khan’s ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ is still going great guns at the box office. With an impressive second week, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ has earned more than Rs 158 crore at the box office so far. Salman Khan has once again proved that the critic ratings don’t matter for his films.
Now, Akshay Kumar’s ‘Joker’ is all set to be released on August 30, 2012. Do you think ‘Joker’ can beat ‘Tiger’ in the box office battle?