Akshay Kumar has always been pretty vocal about these thoughts whenever it comes to push. Housefull 4 is having a dream run at the box office and there is a certain section of media that believes the makers are manipulating the collections.
Akshay Kumar was seen attending the success group interviews of the film yesterday. Now, of course, whenever Akshay confronts media he makes sure, to be honest, and unfiltered. In the past, we’ve seen how he haves fun with the journalist folks.
In the group interview when he was asked about the manipulation controversy, he said, “Do I look upset? I am from that era where I have heard a lot of people say a lot of things. But I have never said anything. In my school, I was taught, ‘Mind your own business’.” When asked further, the superstar said, “It doesn’t make a difference. What will I do? You can talk to theatre owners. You will keep asking me this same question four times to get an answer. The answer is I am not writing all this”
He also said, “These people are writing it. I am not running anything. My point of view is very simple, whatever comes in front of the media as you react to it, I react to it. So, there is nothing new about it. There is a studio called Fox Star Studios (involved with the film) it has big credibility. It is corporate. It runs from LA. It is not possible. We should use our brains. They make films of millions and millions of dollars and for them to increase by three or five nothing will happen. So, let’s talk about sense. They (Fox Star Studios) are writing it on their own (Twitter) handle and it goes everywhere, they have to report to everyone. Nobody is going to lie this.”
Housefull till now has crossed the 145 crore mark and Akshay retained his stance of reporting accurate box office numbers. He also reacted to the Housefull 4 numbers’ controversy and said, “If a corporate won’t put then anyone else will put it. It is like an open book, one can call theatres and you can calculate it. I don’t think so we shouldn’t put it, we should put it.”
Kamal Gianchandani, CEO PVR Pictures was quoted in PTI, “This Diwali has been truly ‘Housefull 4′ waali! We have never seen such huge group bookings at our plexes. From the day it has opened on Friday, it has grown many folds on Monday, Tuesday and is still growing stronger even on weekdays.HouseFull 4′ has emerged kids’ favourite movie of the season and they couldn’t stop laughing throughout this comic caper.”
Chief programming officer of INOX,
Rajender Singh Jiyala, quoted, “‘HouseFull 4 has received stupendous response across INOX plexes. It has been loved by all age groups, especially family audiences, who have welcomed it wholeheartedly. This Diwali we couldn’t ask for more as it reaffirms our belief that comedy movies work wonders during the festival season.”