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Ajay Devgn-starrer 'Singham Returns' looks to be well on its way to becoming Rohit Shetty's second film, after 'Chennai Express', to cross the Rs 200 crore mark. Shetty reveals his thoughts during an interaction. Check it out.
'Singham Returns' raked in Rs 100 crore in five days. Did you anticipate this kind of success?
■ Not really, but when we saw the film in its entirety we were sure that it will work and that people are sure to like it. But the kind of response it received on the first day was amazing. In fact it was unbelievable!!
Considering this is Ajay Devgn’s highest opener ever with over Rs 92 crore, to what would you attribute this kind of reception to?
■ I have no clue. All we did was, work hard, rest is destiny and audience’s unrelenting response. We did what we had to do and the audience has done the rest for us.
Could it also be because of the Ajay-Rohit jodi that has worked wonders at the box office by giving so many hits.
■ Yes. But, ultimately it is the film that speaks for itself. It has nothing to do with us.
Are you now looking forward to the Rs 200 crore mark since you are also the producer of the film?
■ No, not really. I don’t want to get into the number game. When will we enjoy the success of the film? (laughs) We are not waiting for anything more. Also I don’t want to take any more pressure. It is like this; I am tense when I make a film, again there is pressure after making its sequel, worrying during the film’s release whether it will work or not, and if it doesn’t there is so much tension. After all that, now it is the Rs 200 crore mark!! We will all go mad at this rate. (laughs) I would just say that I am happy 'Singham Returns' has done well and am not thinking about the money part right now.
I have always believed that if you work hard, everything follows smoothly. If the film works, every department, right from the producer to the spot boy is happy and gets the credit for all the hard work that has gone into it to make it a success.
What can we expect from Rohit Shetty next?
■ 'Singham Returns' was a stressful process as we completed the film in