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Death knell for Sanjay Dutt: Sanju's blockbuster success proves futile for actor

Published Jul 28, 2018, 2:23 am IST
Updated Jul 28, 2018, 2:13 pm IST
Sanjay Dutt
 Sanjay Dutt

Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible have completely nixed Sanjay Dutt’s plans of a comeback. His film Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster 3 opened to near-empty theatres all across India. In fact, so low is the attendance that some multiplex chains threatened to pull down some shows of the film right from day two. And what’s worse, the reviews have been trashing the film too.

Suman Sinha, a leading exhibitor from Patna, says, “There was zero hype for Dutt and he did not promote the film at all. Audiences felt that if Dutt was not interested, then why should they be? We released Sahib Bibi Aur Gangster 3 for just one show in my theatre and even that opened to a near-empty house on Friday morning.”

A still from Mission Impossible: FalloutA still from Mission Impossible: Fallout

With the film being declared a disaster on day one, Sanjay Dutt’s purported comeback after the success of his biopic Sanju lies in shambles. Bhoomi, his first post-incarceration release was also a disaster. But this release seems to have overtaken even that.

Meanwhile, Karan Johar’s Dhadak, which performed very well in the first week, has slumped badly in week two. A source from a leading multiplex chain in Mumbai explains the drastic drop. “Because of Mission Impossible, Dhadak has dropped.”




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