Housefull 4 is being discussed a lot in the media circuit as well as on social media, all thanks to Ronnie Screwvala's tweets talking about it's fake box-office numbers. Though he did not name a particular film, his tweets were enough to start a trend on social media with hashtag 'Fake Housefull 4 Numbers'. However, Akshay Kumar recently met a few journalists at Sun-n-Sand hotel in Mumbai and we were a part of it. It was given that questions over the box-office numbers of Housefull 4 will arise. Akshay looked quite calm and unruffled with all the questions coming his way over the numbers of his latest release.
When probed over what are the actual numbers of his film, Akshay said, "I think whatever Fox (Star Studios) studio writes it. And whatever boxofficeIndia (perhaps referring to the popular trade portal), or exhibitors or distributors are writing. That’s what it is. The last I read it was Rs 137 crore nett."
Akshay Kumar is one of the biggest names in the film industry and with such negative hashtags creating a buzz on social, did the star feel that his credibility is at stake? On this, Akshay said, "No. I am not the one giving out figures. I read an article where Inox cinema said how the film really fared. Now they are not my relatives. They wouldn’t lie. PVR, Cinepolis chiefs have spoken. They will not lie. Do I look upset to you? I come from the era where I’ve heard many opinions but I’ve never hit back at them. I never spoke against them. That’s because I was taught at school to ‘mind your own business’. I can’t comment on it [the social media criticism]."
He further emphasised that the production house Fox Star Studios makes films worth millions and fudging numbers by a few crores won't make much of a difference. "Nobody is going to lie about numbers," he mentioned.
We hope this has finally cleared the air once and for all regarding Housefull 4 box-office figures.
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