While, on one side, the entire nation is going crazy over Baahubali 2's grand success, director Anil Sharma who has given a few hit films including Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and Apne, rather gave a shocking statement to the media!
He was present at the grand mahurat ceremony of his son Utkarsh's debut film "Genius", said this while interacting with the media persons
Did He Just Compare Gadar With Baahubali 2?
When he was asked about the new records like Rs 1,000 crore being set by "Bahubali 2". To this, the director said, "It is just a matter of time. There was a a time when, in 2001, 'Gadar : Ek Prem Katha' was released and had done a business of 265 crore, which as per today's calculation is Rs 5,000 crore."
He says the much talked about film "Baahubali 2: The Conclusion" has not set any record yet.
Read Out His Statement..
On being asked the same question again and again, the director said: "Please don't frame me in all these things. If some good film comes, records would be broken. And as far as 'Bahubali 2' is concerned, it has not yet set any record."
No Record Has Been Broken By Baahubali
"As mentioned, 'Gadar' had done a business of Rs 265 crore in 2001 when the ticket rates were Rs 25 only. As per valuation, it is Rs 5,000 crore today and 'Bahubali 2' has just reached some Rs 1,500 crore, so no record has been broken," he added.
After Making A Controversial Statement, The Director Talks About His Son Debut
The proud father was also seen talking about the nervousness and preparation of his son's debut film ‘Genius'.
"The script of the film did not let us sleep for two years. We all were nervous thinking about how it will shape up. But finally when the script was ready, all nervousness just ended," said Anil Sharma.
Utkarsha’s Debut Film Was Gadar (As A Child Artiste)
"Utkarsh's debut film is 'Gadar' (as a child artiste) and he was very confident in his first film itself. People have seen his performance in 'Gadar' so they have lots of expectations from him and even Utkarsh has a big responsibility on him. Let's see what happens," said Anil.
Hema Malini & Dharmendra Arrive At The Do
Actor Dharmendra and his wife Hema Malini were also present on the occasion and they wished all the luck to the newbie.