Salman Khan's "Sultan" is being expected to break several box office records but the film's director Ali Abbas Zafar is not bothered about the expectations about its commercial success.
Trade experts have been suggesting that "Sultan" will have a huge box office collection in its opening weekend and that it might cross Rs 100 crore in the first three days of its release. However, the director of the movie does not feel burdened by the expectations.
"Right now my entire focus is on 'Sultan.' Salman's fans and the film trade are already putting massive box office numbers on our film. Does it put a burden on me? Not really. I know all of us have worked to make the film what it is. The numbers are not going to change our level of dedication to the project," Bollywood Hungama quoted Ali as saying.
The director further said that "Sultan" is 2 hours 50 minutes long but assured that the viewers would not get distracted even for a moment. "Salman isn't Salman in 'Sultan.' He transforms into the wrestler. The film is not about wrestling. That's just the backdrop. It's about this one man's rise, fall and then his rise again," he added.
Produced by Yash Raj Films, the movie also features Anushka Sharma as Salman's onscreen love interest. She will be seen as a wrestler too. Randeep Hooda will play the character of Salman's wrestling coach and Amit Sadh too has a key role. "Sultan" is one of the most awaited films of this year and is expected to have a huge box office opening as it is releasing on the festive time of Eid. To be released on July 6, the film will enjoy a five-day-long opening weekend.