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

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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.