Not expecting ‘Drishyam’ to do Rs 150 crore business: Ajay
Mumbai: Bollywood actor Ajay Devgn says though he believes that “Drishyam” will do well at the Box Office, he does not expect the movie to do Rs 150 crore business.
“Drishyam”, a murder mystery set in Goa, directed by Nishikant Kamat, which has Ajay, Shriya Saran and Tabu in lead roles, releases on July 31.
“I am sure it (“Drishyam”) will do well. With today’s market changing box office (fate) of such films depend on word of mouth. We are not expecting this film to do Rs 150 crore (business at box office). This film is made in a limited budget and if it does decently and covers the cost its good. If the budget is big then it is a problem,” Ajay told PTI.
The 46-year-old actor said as a star there is pressure of doing a film that does good business at the box office.
“As a star there is a pressure that you need to have certain collection (box office collection of a movie) but as an actor the day I get a script with which I don’t have the pressure… I don’t have to bother how the film is going to perform as word of mouth is going to be strong..I do it,” he said.
“They are not pot boilers that open on big scale. When you are sure that the film is so nice that word of mouth is going to be strong then you decide to do the film so there is no insecurity. Otherwise there is always insecurity of how it will perform and all,” the “Singham” protagonist said.
After long time Ajay will be seen in a serious intense performance-oriented role in “Drishyam” and he said he did miss doing such roles.
“I was missing it in a way… there was lot of demand for it. Lot of people told me why I am not doing films like ‘Zakhm’, ‘Company’, ‘Gangajal’, ‘Omkara’. It (‘Drishyam’) is a brilliant film I think it deserves to be seen by maximum number of people,” Ajay said.