Actor Saif Ali Khan said it was “extremely disappointing” for him to witness the poor box office performance of his much-anticipated film ‘Vikram Vedha’. He denied having any idea about why it didn’t work in theatres. However, he hinted at the “astronomical” amounts being paid to those who star in these films. Directed by Pushkar-Gayathri, ‘Vikram Vedha’ is the Hindi remake of their own 2017 Tamil film of the same name.
In an interview, Saif said the movie was appreciated by many, and with him and Hrithik Roshan in the lead, it was expected to do well but didn’t. He said, “The reason we should be very polite to each other is because nobody has any clue of what works and doesn’t work.” When asked why most Bollywood films are not performing at the box office, Saif said, “I have no idea but something is happening. People will continue to make movie. Prices will keep fluctuating because our pricing, some of it, is insane. We pay people astronomically and the returns have been not good.”
Saif said that only two per cent population actually pays to watch movies but if the number is increased to 20 per cent, it could make it a wealthy industry. However, he did note that people will have to make money to pay for movies.
On the work front, Saif will now be seen playing the antagonized Lankesh in Om Raut’s ‘Adipurush’, alongside Prabhas’ Raghava and Kriti Sanon’s Janaki. A teaser for the movie was released recently and wasn’t well-received by the viewers.