There seems to be a little trouble in Salman Khan’s paradise these days. ‘Jai Ho’ which had to be one of the biggest films of 2014, could not do well at the box office unlike Salman starrers ‘Bodyguard’, ‘Wanted’, ‘Ek Tha Tiger’, ‘Dabangg’ and more…
A while back Salman Khan, who has been the pioneer of setting trends, was heard saying that the masala entertainer genre that Salman has created would fizz out soon because of the repetitiveness and now it seems that Khan has tasted the taste of his own medicine and it surely is bitter.
‘Jai Ho’, earned mere Rs. 17 crore on the opening day of the film and was unable to shatter any records. Much before the release predictions were being made that this film would shatter ‘Chennai Express’ record and would be one of the highest grosser of the year 2014. But unfortunately this would not be the case. While trade analysts have a lot of things to say, Salman blames no one but himself, for the film.
“The overall collections of the film matter. I am not affected by the figures of my film. If the film gets a good opening, it’s good. If it doesn’t, nobody has failed but me. I could not give the reason for people to perhaps see the film. No one can predict the collections of a film. We have made a beautiful and a good film. It is entertaining film with a dose of action and it also gives a good message,” said Salman Khan.
Salman has always been very protective about ‘Jai Ho’ as it has always been very close to his heart and happens to be his favourite film. He once made a statement saying that usually an actor’s favourite film turns out to be a flop and maybe he jinxed it?
To justify more to what happened to ‘Jai Ho’ he also said, “Perhaps I have failed in bringing in the people. We tried to do something different and may be people did not want to see the film as they expected to see a ‘Dabangg’, ‘Bodyguyard’ kind of a film. They wanted to enjoy. Some people understood that this is not that kind of film and that it is a serious film. We are also confused with the reaction we are getting from theatres and the collections are not matching up. It is strange combination.”
So did the presence of content tamper the film? We must ponder over this a little…