After Ranbir Kapoor's Animal success at the box office, a significant discourse surrounds the future of Bollywood. Javed Akhtar recently deemed Animal's success perilous, criticising Sandeep Reddy Vanga for creating a film perceived as misogynistic. Amidst the ongoing debate regarding the Ranbir Kapoor and Rashmika Mandanna starrer, Nawazuddin Siddiqui voiced his apprehensions about the future of Bollywood. ALSO READ: Animal: Ticket Prices Of Ranbir Kapoor's BLOCKBUSTER Slashed To Rs 100 After Its Successful Three-Week Run
Voicing concerns about the prevailing trend in Bollywood films, the Babumoshai Bandookbaaz actor expressed, "We see the same films being made, merely with different actors, costumes, and makeup. I'm genuinely pessimistic about the future. While many remain optimistic, it's evident that audiences prefer a specific type of film, which is fine—they should. However, the survival of diverse cinema is crucial, and unfortunately, that isn't happening." Nawaz shared these thoughts with Humans of Bombay when discussing the disparities between 90's cinema and the present. ALSO READ: Kangana Ranaut Takes A Dig At Ranbir Kapoor’s Animal; Actress Declares She ‘Might Shift Career In Coming Years’
Nawazuddin Siddiqui clarified that his concerns weren't directed towards commercial films, stating, "I am not talking about commercial cinema; millions of people enjoy it, and I do too. However, the survival of the other kind of cinema is at risk today. It will require a considerable amount of time. In the past, both types of cinema coexisted, but that's no longer the case."
Top opening day wordwide Gross Box office collections (Indian Bollywood films) -#jawan - 129.60 CR#animal - 116 CR#pathaan - 106 CR#Tiger3 - 94 CR#Brahmastra - 75 CR#ShahRukhKhan #SalmanKhan #RanbirKapoor pic.twitter.com/Rgim7L8Bnt— it's cinema's (@itscinemas) January 14, 2024
On the other hand, maintaining its impressive box office run, Animal surpassed the coveted 900 crore mark globally on its 42nd day in theatres. This dark gangster drama, released on December 1, has exceeded expectations with its enduring appeal, solidifying its position as one of the highest-grossing Indian films in history.
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