Live QnA Session (Askme)


That is the end of Live QnA session. We tried to answer as many as we could but still there are 150 questions unanswered. Do accept our apologies. Also, write your feedback in the comments section. We will see you next Sunday again.

Q. What will be lifetime collection of Kia and Ka? Can it cross 100 crores?

Ans. The film has found some appreciation among youth in metros. It is very much in the safe zone because of controlled budget (30 crore). As for lifetime, collection is concerned, it will depend upon the hold on Monday. We expect the film to finish in the range of 50 crores as these type of films can witness big falls in the second week.


Q. Why do you think Dishoom will be a 100cr+ grosser?


Ans. Because it has fresh cast, Varun Dhawan whose last 2 films have crossed 100 crores and he also has 100% success ratio. The film has action, masala, and comedy. A good release date (first release after Eid and two weeks free run). Perfect recipe for 100 crores.


Q. Bajrangi Bhaijaan ran in theaters for 11 weeks. Name few movies which also ran like that.


Ans. 3 Idiots, Rowdy Rathore


Q. Biggest non-holiday groseers for the big superstars?


Ans. Your request is noted. The list will be added soon.


Q. If content is king then why not movies like Neerja crossed 100cr mark at BO? And why such movies get less screen counts?3. April 2016


Ans. Becuase these films have limited appeals only in big metro cities. That’s why they have less screen count. Films like Neerja, Kapoor and Sons are only targeted towards a specific audience. If the film is liked by them, it is a success at the box office. But solid content with universal appeal is the key to become a blockbuster like Bajrangi Bhaijaan, PK etc.



Do u think ADHM will postpone due to Ranbir low phase?


Ans. No, it will not be postponed nor will Shivaay. We will witness another big box office clash on Diwali.


Q. Which is your fav Bollywood movie of 2016 so far?


Ans. Kapoor and Sons.


Q. Many said Salman Khan can’t act, what do you say?


Ans. Watch them Khamoshi The Musical (1996) directed by Sanjay Leela Bhansali starring Salman.


Q. What do you say about Azhar trailer?


Ans. Solid performances, a good dose of drama and emotions. But pathetic VFX. Even Patiala House has better grounds as compared to Azhar.

Verdict Above Average


Q. Do u think that Twitter trends help a movie to get good numbers?


Ans. They are irrelevant as only a small section of audience use Twitter. Eventually content matters.


Q. Can directors be bigger than actors in India as big budget and special effects are beginning to decide box office numbers?


Ans. It will take a lot of time (probably more than decade) before such kind of scenario will happen. So for we have only one blockbuster director Rajkumar Hirani. Any of his film starring new comers will take 20 crores+ opening because people believe in his cinema.


Q. Do u guys think that intolerance remarks by Aamir khan will affect Dangal collections? Please answer my question.


Ans. We don’t think so. Aamir Khan has quickly taken some steps which have recovered the damage. He has gone on to Aap Ki Adalat where he cleared his stance. Plus he is doing social work for the water crisis in Maharashtra. He also even met PM Narendra Modi. And Dangal is not a masala film like Dilwale. It is a film about women empowerment and wrestling in India.


Q. Which actor is more popular on television?


Ans. Bajrangi Bhaijaan and PRDP most watched films of TV. Big Boss most watched show on television. You get your answer?


Q. Please add a feature of Actor/Actresses wallpapers in your site, so that users can download latest wallpapers of their fav. actor/actresses.


As. Your request is noted and will be considered when we will launch the new version of our website.


Q. Don’t you think ticket prices in multiplexes should be reduced? I mean in Tamil Telegu they operate at 120 in weekend and 100 in the week. For us, it should be 150 in weekend no more than that?


Ans. It is a valid question. The prices at multiplexes should be reduced to a large extent. The footfalls in Bollywood are continuously reducing due to his factor. For a normal family, it costs 5000 to watch a film in metros. But we cannot blame Bollywood as there is huge entertainment tax for Hindi films. While in Tamil or Telugu, entertainment tax is very low.


Q. Who will win the T20 world cup?


Ans. Heart says West Indies, mind says England.


Q. Can Salman Khan movies work when it has drama?


Ans. Oh man. Have not you watched Bajrangi Bhaijaan.


Q. I have a question Bollywood Arena. Why Hindi movies release a day before in Dubai?


Ans. Because Friday is a holiday in Gulf. So Bollywood and sometimes even Hollywood films are released on Thursday.


Q. BA how many questions a single person can ask in this live session?


Ans. You can ask as many as you can. But you should only ask one so that others can also get their answers.


Q. If Sultan and Raees clash, do you think Fan would be the highest grossing movie in 2016? Nirosh from Sri Lanka.


Ans. There is a thought in the trade that with solid content Fan can emerge highest grosser of the year as Raees and Sultan will clash on Eid. But we do not agree with that. Even if Raees and Sultan fail to cross 200 crore (which is very unlikely as at least one of them will do), even then Hrithik Roshan’s Mohenjo Daro and Aamir Khan’s Dangal will have a better shot at HGOY. Plus Ajay Devgn’s Shivaay can also surprise.


Q. Rank these actors on their acting skills Salman, Aamir, SRK, Akshay, Ajay, Hrithik.


Ans. Why do you want us to be abused by fans  :-D


Q. Write an article on top 10 actors of all time in Bollywood?


Ans. Hmm tough but will try.


Q. Any update about IIFA Awards 2016?


Ans. IIFA Awards 2016 will be held in Madrid, Spain on 23 June 2016.


Q. Why Jai Ho failed to achieve hit status?


Ans. Jai Ho was sold to heavy prices to distributors (just like Dilwale).

PS. The film had poor content and there was no Eid  :-P


Q. Rocky Handsome failed to do well at the box office so does that mean John should do multi starrer films?


Ans. Unfortunately, it looks like that. John’s solo films have never done well. Though he has achieved success with multi-starrer films like Race 2, Shootout at Wadala, Housefull 2 and recently Welcome Back. The problem is that he is weak when it comes to acting talent. Plus his choice of films is poor.


Q. Is the Raess-Sultan clash finally confirmed?


Ans. As for now it looks like that both films will clash at the box office on Eid. But still there is a lot of time left before release so there can be some changes. We hear that few days back Ritesh Sidhwani and Aditya Chopra had a meeting where they tried to figure out a way to avoid the clash. But no decision was made there.


Q. How u guys review movies?


Ans. We get our reviews from Dubai (UAE) where the film is released on Thursday or sometimes on Wednesday. We keep our reviews simple as these are for the general audience and not for intellectuals. We try to highlight the positive and negative aspects of the film.


Q. Why Ek Tha Tiger is not all time blockbuster when It released many gave it all time blockbuster verdict but after some time It changed into a blockbuster?


Ans. We were not tracking box office collections right then as our website was launched last year. Most likely the verdict was changed as the film failed to break 3 Idiots lifetime collection.


Q. Why Salman Khan always failed to give highest grosser of all time but he gave many blockbusters?


Ans. This has been answered in last Q& A session.


Q. Is Bajrangi Bhaijaan a classic movie?


Ans. BB is the most watched in last 15 years. It has also shattered many records on its TV premier. Any doubts?


Q. Ranbir or Ranveer?


Ans. Varun  ? . Why do you ask the same question every time?


Q. Dilwale is semi hit then can we say SRK’s consecutive hits record is broken because you mentioned same for Salman?


Ans. Yes you can say that SRK’s hit streak is broken. But you cannot compare Jai Ho with Dilwale as the later was an All Time Blockbuster in overseas.


Q. In this decade who is the no 1 actor so far?


Ans. Salman Khan has ruled in this decade as he has delivered hits after hits Ready, Bodyguard, Ekk Tha Tiger, Dabang 2 etc.


Q. What will be the screen count of Fan?


Ans. It will be approximately around 3500 in India.


Q. Who is better actor Akshay or Ranbir Kapoor?


Ans. It is unfair to compare these actors as both are most versatile actors of Bollywood.


10 comments on “Live QnA Session (Askme)”

  1. Do you think kangana can takes deepika 's position as n 1 in bollywood ,she will be absent this year .

  2. What is the real budget of ki & ka?? Ur site is showing 45cr while indicine are showing only 32cr? Why there is so much difference???

  3. dear bollyarena team , shahrukh khan and salman khan are currently giving consecutive hits so there consecutive hits r not broken like u said that the 2 khans has been broken consecutive hits. jai ho ,dilwale is semi hit so it will counted to the hits lists means still they r giving consecutive hits . pls u can verify from the trade analyst taran adarsh.

  4. Thanks Bollywood Arena for wonderful Questions and Answers. My question:
    Is any other given consecutive 7 BLOCKBUSETS in Indian history?
    I think it is Salman.

  5. Q. Many said Salman Khan can’t act, what do you say?
    Answer:- Please watch Tere Naam, Khamoshi, Wanted, Andaz Apna Apna, Hum Dil Dechuke Saman, Garv,
    Maine pyar kiya, Pyar kiya toh darna kya, Dabangg, Bajrangi Bhaijaan etc...for excellent performances of Salman Khan. Salman's performances in Karan Arjun was far better than SRK.

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