Need to check our ticket pricing: Salman

Mumbai, June 19 (IANS) Superstar Salman Khan, who is awaiting the release of his next film “Sultan”, feels that in order to maximise footfalls for movies, ticket prices need to be reduced and number of theatres should be increased.

“If we don’t check our ticket pricing right now, our cinema is going to dip down very badly,” Salman said here.

“The numbers (of productions) are increasing, but footfalls are reducing. At Rs 80 and Rs 100 for a ticket, Marathi films are doing Rs 100 crore business and with our ticket prices of Rs 250, we are barely able to touch Rs 100 crore. It’s shameful,” Salman added.

He feels the day about “20,000 theatres” are added in the country, filmmaking “will be a different game altogether”.

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Ananth Mahadevan doesn’t believe in workshops

Director Ananth Mahadevan has cast newbies in his next film “Rough Book”, but he has had a very few workshops for them prior to the shoot of the movie.

Explaining why, Mahadevan said in statement: “The idea of casting newbies as students was to capture their restlessness and raw energy on screen. We didn’t want it to look trained or restrained at any point.”

“Hence, we had workshops only to help them understand the characters. We didn’t want them to even learn their dialogues.”

The movie also features acclaimed actress Tannishtha Chatterjee.

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Sanjay Gupta eager for ‘Kaabil director’ tag

He is known as the “Kaante” filmmaker, but now Sanjay Gupta is eager to be called “Kaabil” director.

Working on his next film “Kaabil” — a title which means capable — Gupta tweeted: “Most directors are known by their films. I am known as the KAANTE Director. Soon I’ll be known as KAABIL Director. Cool, I like.”

The movie stars Hrithik Roshan and Yami Gautam.

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