Tiger doesn’t need fes­ti­vals to give hits

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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.”

Tiger Shroff

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