Filmmaker Vidhu Vinod Chopra, who created
history with 3 Idiots, that raked in Rs 385 crore, still
does not believe in the Rs 100 crore club. He feels films are to
entertain people and should not be judged by the business it does
at the Box Office.
Chopra, whose latest offering as a producer-writer is
Ferrari Ki Sawari starring Sharman Joshi and Boman Irani
released today, said, "Cinema should not be judged with
100-crore-mark. It is sad. I hate it when called Rs 100 crore mark.
I am way ahead of this mark. Some of our films have collected Rs
400 crore or Rs 450 crore. If Ferrari Ki Sawari does Rs
100 crore or Rs 200 crore or Rs 400 crore or even does Rs two, I
would be happy as I know the film is very good and touching. Cinema
has different value. The job of cinema is to entertain people."
Chopra's 3 Idiots was made at a budget of around Rs 35
crore and it went on to do a business of approximately Rs 385
crore. His other film, Lage Raho Munnabhai was made at a
budget of Rs 12 crore and it earned Rs 119 crore at the Box Office.
His latest film, Ferrari Ki Sawaari is made at budget of
Rs 20 crore.
Filmmaker Raju Hirani, who had directed both 3 Idiots
and Lage Raho Munnabhai and written dialogues for
Ferrari Ki Sawari, says, "We don't make film keeping in
mind the 100-crore-mark in mind. If that was the intention, then we
would have made two-three films every year."