The ‘Grand Masti Trio’ – Riteish Deshmukh, Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani have beaten Vidya Balan in her own backyard. Grand Masti, which is still managing to garner audience for itself despite the release of The Lunchbox and Phata Poster Nikla Hero, is now the highest grossing adult movie of all time. It has achieved this feat by surpassing The Dirty Picture’s collection of 82 crores and currently stands in excess of 85 Crores!
Before The Dirty Picture, it was Emraan hashmi starrer Raaz – The Mystery Continues which was the all time highest grossing adult film of Bollywood. Once Vidya Balan’s Dirty Picture created this record, it was largely felt that the record will stay as it is for some time in the future. However, Grand Masti has manages to surprise us all. Indra Kumar directed film comfortably surpassed the Milan Luthria film which was all about ‘entertainment, entertainment and entertainment’, and that too Grand Masti shattered the record in a mere 11 days time,’ confirms a source.
In the Bollywood film industry, where each of the 20 odd 100 crore affairs are ‘U’ or ‘U/A’ certified films, the kind of success that Grand Masti has garnered is a huge surprise. More so, when considering the fact the the film had no male leads from the Top-10 category while majority of the six heroines were mostly unknown faces.
However, one man who is not surprised at all is Indra Kumar himself.
Laughs Milap Zaveri, writer of GRAND MASTI, ‘At the writing stage itself Induji was confident that the film would do 100 crore. Then after he saw the First Cut, he started believing that it would do 150 crores. We had to curb his enthusiasm and say that ‘Sir, even if we do 65-70 crores, we should all be happy since we would have made huge strides even with that’, guess he is having the final laugh now.’
While 150 crore is definitely is being over optimistic, something that Indra Kumar must have said in jest, the countdown has indeed begun for the 100 crore milestone being achieved. Considering the fact that WARNING – 3D is the only notable released this Friday, Bollywood could soon be bracing for its first ever 100 crore adult comedy super success.
Meanwhile, Iranian-Swedish actress Maryam Zakaria wasn’t too hard to find after the success of Grand Masti. The actress, who essayed the character of Rose in the adult comedy, feels GRAND MASTI was a right project for her since it is just a fun movie and that it was not easy to act sexy!
Unlike others, Maryam had a different opinion over GRAND MASTI paving the way for adult comedies in Bollywood. ”I think we had some previous movies like DELHI BELLY and KYA KOOL HAI HUM series. We are not the first sex comedy movie. It’s just that our film is more hit than other movies,” she said on a concluding note.