Actor Akshay Kumar starrer Bachchhan Paandey which was released amid The Kashmir Files wave did not garner good numbers at the box office. The film which was released on March 18 has not even crossed the 50-crore mark while The Kashmir Files entered the 200-crore club with full glory. This time, Akshay reacted to Bachchhan Paandey’s low performance at the box office where he admitted that his film came in the eye of the TKF storm.
Talking about it, Akshay was quoted saying by Hindustan Times, “Firstly, let me tell you I am elated with the success that The Kashmir Files has seen. It tells you the power of cinema and that there is no formula of starting budgets and films of a certain way that guarantee success. It proves that the audiences are who we make our films for and when they lap up something it just flies. Yes, I would have liked Bachchhan Paandey to be better than what it is doing but not once do I blame the Kashmir files for it. That film is a storm and we came in the eye of it.”
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The actor even spoke about the allegations that his films are largely based on remakes of South Indian films. He said, “That’s not entirely true, I also do original scripts. Among my upcoming films which are original, there’s Prithviraj, Raksha Bandhan, Ram Setu, OMG 2, Gorkha to name a few. Yes, there are also some remakes but that’s because these are films I’ve watched and loved and I’m excited to bring them to our audience as I feel the market for the same hasn’t been tapped. And it’s not a one-way deal, even South Indian films borrow scripts from our industry. In recent times, my own films like Special 26, Oh My God! etc. have been remade in the south.”