Updated December 25th, 2023 at 22:51 IST
Animal roars with honesty, film’s producer insists on true BO numbers dismissing corporate boost
Addressing concerns surrounding the accuracy of the film's box office figures, co-producer Pranay Reddy Vanga affirmed their commitment to transparency.
Amid fierce competition posed by Prashanth Neel's Salaar: Part 1 – Ceasefire starring Prabhas and Rajkumar Hirani's Dunki, Sandeep Reddy Vanga's Animal, headlined by Ranbir Kapoor, maintains its stronghold on cinema audiences. Celebrating its 25th day in theatres this Sunday, the action-packed film reported a noteworthy domestic net of Rs 2.18 crore, according to industry tracker Sacnilk.
Animal producer dismisses claims of fake box office collection
Addressing concerns surrounding the accuracy of the film's box office figures, co-producer Pranay Reddy Vanga affirmed their commitment to transparency. In a conversation with iDream Media, he clarified, "These numbers, whatever we have announced, are exactly accurate. People nowadays have doubts regarding box office figures because, in Bollywood, there is a trend of relying on corporate bookings. We haven't done that."
Notably, producer Bhushan Kumar shared insights into the potential for inflating box office numbers, acknowledging the role of corporate bookings in the process. While speaking to CNN-News18, Kumar explained that although he had no concrete evidence, corporate bookings often contribute to inflated figures.
He suggested, “Maybe, through corporate bookings. That doesn't mean people are buying tickets but halls are empty. These are corporate bookings. This happens in all the films.”
Debate on authentic box office collections has been a recurring theme
The debate on authentic box office collections has been a recurring theme in Bollywood. Anil Sharma, director of Gadar 2, previously stirred controversy by claiming duplicity in reporting figures. As the industry grapples with perceptions of inflated numbers, discussions around box office transparency remain a focal point in Bollywood.
Other than Ranbir, Animal stars Rashmika Mandanna, Triptii Dimri, Bobby Deol, Shakti Kapoor, and Anil Kapoor in pivotal roles.
Published December 25th, 2023 at 22:51 IST