Box office figures diminish film's value: Arjun Kapoor
The actor says we shouldn't compare films with last year's box office results
Arjun Kapoor, who is gearing up for the release of his upcoming film Mubarakan, says that a film loses value because of box office figures.
The year 2017 hasn't been a good one so far for Bollywood in terms of box office collections barring films like Badrinath Ki Dulhania and Baahubali 2: The Conclusion.
So, when asked about the reason behind the slump, Arjun says, "I feel that because of box office figures, a film's value gets diminished. There are various films that have done well, like Hindi Medium."
The actor says we shouldn't compare films with last year's box office results. "We should look at good things that are happening. Kaabil, Raees and Half Girlfriend also did good business, and I feel hits and flops are a part and parcel (of showbiz). The year still has six months left, so hopefully at the end of the year, we will have more successful films," he adds.
Arjun also said that the debate over nepotism is far too stretched now. Earlier this week, Ranbir Kapoor's cousin Aadar Jain was launched by Yash Raj Films at a gala event. Right after that, the social media was abuzz with a debate over nepotism. Commenting on this, Arjun says, "This is something that is going on for too long. Our film industry is known for much better things, and this is one debate we have been stretching like rubber. I feel we should all move ahead of it."
He further adds, "Anyone can come into this industry with the help of family backup, but they cannot survive with just that. A person thrives in this industry because of his capabilities and the kind of work they have done. So, the media should also be responsible and move on, focus on good and relevant things that this industry is known for, and not just one element that gives one headline."
The launch event for the actor's Mubarakan, where he fielded these questions, was also attended by Anil Kapoor, Ileana D'Cruz and Athiya Shetty. Anil, who is Arjun's paternal uncle, danced at the song launch event and displayed funny antics.
Talking about that, Arjun says, "Nowadays, I am seeing new colours of Anil chachu. While shooting the film, he was very disciplined and dedicated, but while promoting the film, he has become a different person altogether. I can see that he has enthusiasm like a newcomer who is promoting a film for the first time. This is the reason behind his youthfulness."
Mubarakan is directed by Anees Bazmee, and is releasing on July 28.