Shahid Kapoor‘s Rangoon hit the screens on February 24, however it has had a disastrous opening. Not only did it record only 10-15 per cent occupancy, but it also raked in just Rs 6.07 crore on day one. This is really disappointing for a huge film like Rangoon and for Shahid Kapoor too. The actor has once again delivered one of his best performances, but lady luck hasn’t favoured Shahid’s box office game. In fact, after Shaandaar and Udta Punjab‘s average run at the box office, the actor needs a huge hit to be amongst the top players in this race of numbers. So will Rangoon‘s terrible start affect Shahid Kapoor’s career?
Our trade expert – Amul Vikas Mohan (Editor of Super Cinema) reveals to us exclusively, “The problem is that Shahid Kapoor hasn’t done many films recently. Even though Rangoon hasn’t started off well, Shahid still has one of the biggest films of this year – Padmavati. And he is still one of those premiere most actors in Bollywood and his acting prowess is a given these days. He generally acts well and gets something new to the table every single time. How much of that will translate into box office success is yet to be seen! I think he is one of those actors who haven’t yet fulfilled their potential yet, but that doesn’t mean that he doesn’t have that potential.” ALSO READ – Rangoon box office collection day 1: Shahid Kapoor, Kangana Ranaut and Saif Ali Khan has a disappointing first day, earns just Rs 6.07 crore
Amul also believes that it is his next – Padmavati that might just change his career forever. As he adds, “I think Padmavati can change the game for him. On paper it is a huge film with Sanjay Leela Bhansali, Deepika (Padukone), Ranveer (Singh) and Shahid (Kapoor) associated with it. It has winner written all over it. He hasn’t signed anything else post that now, but as and when he does, he needs to be certain about the time period in which he wants to bring up his career.” ALSO READ – Rangoon movie review: Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan’s earnest performances make Vishal Bhardwaj’s film worthy
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