'Heroine' won't affect 'Barfi's' collection: Anurag Basu

Added by harini on Sep 21, 2012

Last week Ranbir Kapoor’s ‘Barfi’ released with a tremendous response from audience as well as critics and today Kareena Kapoor’s eagerly awaited movie ‘Heroine’ too released in 1500 screens with good reviews.

‘Barfi’ that released in just 600 screens has been doing fabulous business for the past week. The movie’s director, Anurag Basu, can’t see why ‘Barfi’ can’t keep up the good streak.

“I don't think ‘Barfi!’ will be affected by ‘Heroine’. Both are different films and there are audience for all kinds of films,” said Anurag Basu in an interview with TOI.

The director is overwhelmed by the response the movie has received and the praise that’s being showered on him.

“I was not expecting such tremendous response. In fact, when we conceived the idea to make 'Barfi!', we thought to make it 'cost-effective' and we made in Rs. 35 crore. I am pleasantly surprised and humbled by the success,” he said.

Ranbir Kapoor’s performance in the movie is said to be the highlight of the movie and the actor’s mute performance has been praised by one and all.

“Ranbir was the first and last choice for the film. He is effortless as an actor and was truly Barfi during the film. Before the shooting started I took Ranbir and Priyanka through workshops, but later we just did the shooting part, so if I say we worked hard, then I would be lying,” the director concluded.

‘Barfi’ also stars Priyanka Chopra as an autistic girl. Tollywood actress Ileana made her Bollywood debut with this movie.

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