Tiger doesn’t need festivals to give hits
Films releasing on festivals are a big deal for filmmakers and actors in Bollywood. A-list stars usually prefer their movies hitting the screens on big occasions such as Diwali, Eid, and Christmas. Therefore, these ceremonial annual dates are booked for the biggies. Tiger Shroff is one of the youngest actors to have had huge box-office collections, without ever having a festival release.
“His movies have had big openings on non-holidays too. His debut film Heropanti (2014) garnered ₹72 crore. Similarly, Baaghi’s (2016) overall collection was ₹127 crore worldwide. In fact, even Baaghi 2, which is his biggest hit till date, collected ₹25.10 crore (in India on its opening day) and its overall collection was ₹253.18 crore,” says a source.
Tiger says, “As a child, I would always look up to my festive family outings to the cinema hall. In India, festivals are a time when the entire family comes together and bonds over entertainment. Having grown up and eventually becoming a part of the other end of the spectrum, it is hugely rewarding to find acceptance from my audience for my films, which haven’t released on festive occasions. While box-office acclaim is also important, I leave it up to my producers to look into the economics.”