Bollywood is in a huge crisis. Well, SRK’s Pathaan was indeed a Rs 1000 crore blockbuster but that’s about it. Other stars like Aamir and Akshay Kapoor are struggling to even get notable openings.
The latest news is that Bollywood star Akshay Kumar had been badly humiliated in connection with his latest theatrical outing Selfiee, which is a remake of Malayalam blockbuster Driving License.
The opening day nett of Selfiee is said to be around Rs 2 crore. This is one of the all time humiliating collections for a star hero film in Bollywood.
Akshay Kumar, in particular appears to have completely lost box office appeal. All his recent films are monstrous disasters of epic proportions. Now, his new film, Selfiee has collection only pennies at the box office.
This is the kind of opening a tier-3 Telugu hero can get with a decently hyped film. This speaks about the kind of decline Akshay Kumar is witnessing.
For a while now, there has been a complaint that Akshay has been setting up projects solely for money and has left stories and scripts. That’s clearly showing in the box office numbers of his films.