Vivek Agnihotri says Bollywood is ‘fake’ after reports claim multiplexes suffered 800 crore loss due to Brahmastra – Times of India

Filmmaker Vivek Agnihotri opines that there is a lot of fakeness in Bollywood after media reports claimed that theatre chains like PVR and Inox suffered crores of loss due to Brahmastra’s release.

Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt’s ‘Brahmastra’ which released today received rave and mixed reviews but great box office collections. While the film is one of of the biggest opener for Ranbir and Alia, several reports claim that the film’s reviews have caused a slump in the shares of theater chains like PVR and Inox. Apparently the cinema chains lost nearly 800 crore in market captalisation on Friday.

Taking to his Twitter handle, Vivek reacted to the report. He wrote, “Problem is everything runs on fakeness in Bollywood. And nobody is answerable. No industry can survive which invests 0% in R&D and wastes 70-80% money on stars.”

Vivek earlier even said to a news portal, “Brahmastra, do they even know the meaning of that? And then they are talking about Astra Verse, what is even that? Then you put your director, who can’t even pronounce Brahmastra. He is a wonderful director. I loved his Wake Up Sid and the second film and I wish he made a wonderful film. I am concerned about him like a mother is concerned about their children. I am very disappointed.”

Brahmastra Part One- Shiva is the first instalment in a three-part modern mythology drama by Ayan Mukerji. Apart from Ranbir and Alia, the film also features Amitabh Bachchan, Mouni Roy, and Nagarjuna in pivotal roles. Reportedly, the film’s budget had exceeded over 400 crore.

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