Hrithik Roshan's "Mohenjo Daro" is struggling to cross the Rs. 50 crore mark at the Indian box office. There's no right time to write a film off, but unfortunately, the ambitious project may only be able to break even, making minimal profits.
Previously, sources claimed that if "Mohenjo Daro" didn't perform well at the box office, there's a chance that Hrithik may move "Kaabil" from Jan. 26, 2017 to another date to avoid a box office clash with Shah Rukh Khan's "Raees."
An industry insider didn't quite agree with the theories floating around. He told BollywoodLife that even though the actor hasn't quite delivered major hits in the last few years, the audience will keep coming back for him as he has built a strong fan base over time.
"If you look at Hrithik's career only, after 'Kaho Naa Pyaar Hai,' he had a series of flops. After that he came up with 'Koi.. Mill Gaya.' Every actor has a phase in which they don't do well. All the actors- Akshay Kumar, Ajay Devgn, Hrithik have build a fan following over the decades who come and watch their films as long as they are entertaining," the source further elaborated.
What's happening with "Kaabil" and "Raees" clash?
"Raees" clashing with "Kaabil" means screens being divided, thereby leaving box office collections of both the films in a complete mess. Several meetings have been held to avert the sticky situation, but nothing concrete has materialised out of them so far.
In between all this, there were reports that SRK and producer Ritesh Sidhwani had met up "Kaabil" producer Rakesh Roshan to sort out the clash and that there's a good chance that Hrithik's film will be pushed to a later date. However, Rakesh cut short the happiness with his statement.
"Shah Rukh is a nice person and we are very good friends. In fact he is like family to me. I am sure something will work out as I cannot push 'Kaabil's release date," he said last month.
Both "Raees" and "Kaabil" are hoping to cash in on the Republic Day weekend, but we all saw what happened with "Rustom" and "Mohenjo Daro." With the kind of star power the films came with, it was being predicted that it would be a close call. "Rustom" has sailed ahead, crushing "Mohenjo Daro" a little each day.