Free Press Journal

Indian audience equates Rs 100 cr with cricketer’s century, says Milan Luthria


Filmmaker Milan Luthria, who is looking forward to his upcoming offering “Baadshaho”, says he is against the “unnecessary” pressure of getting into the Rs 100 crore club with a film and that is why his creative mind does not get affected to compromise on a story.

Luthria is known for delivering films like “Kachche Dhaage”, “The Dirty Picture” and “Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai”. Asked if he feels the pressure of making a business of Rs 100 crore at the box office with a multi-starrer film like “Baadshaho”, Luthria said, “No, I do not feel the pressure of that, but yes like many filmmakers, even I want my film to get good numbers at the box office. I think our Indian audience have equated Rs 100 crore as a century of a cricketer. No matter how many times you have scored 99 runs, if you have not done 100s, you are not a successful player. It’s sad. Honestly, personally, I am dead against it.”

Giving some references of his past films, he emphasised on the likability of a film rather than the number game, and added that critics should consider a film as hit or flop by comparing its making budget and box office earning.