Mumbai. After failing to break worldwide weekend records of Dhoom 3, makers of Happy New Year have squarely laid the blame of film’s less than expected performance on those critics that gave the film good ratings.
Categorically targeting critics that gave film more than suicidal 2 stars, director of HNY, Farah Khan lashed out at them for affecting box office collections of the film that had a historic day one of 40 crores but fell after that.
“In India, we have time and again seen an indirect correlation between the critics’ ratings and the box office performance of the films. People tend to confuse good rated films with some intellectual and sensible stuff and keep away from cinema halls,” Farah explained how critics hampered HNY’s collections.
“I am sure there is a definite Aamir Khan lobby behind all these rumours of HNY having a good script, to stop Shah Rukh from breaking records of Dhoom 3,” Farah further claimed as SRK worked on his 12 packs for the sequel.
Farah is specifically annoyed with Rajeev Masand, who gave the film 2.5 stars, from whom makers were expecting no more than 0.5 stars.
“This is insulting. I mean he normally gives 2.5 stars to all time classics,” Farah added.
Sources claims that now to make up for the loss, Farah is planning to chop off some good, sensible, humorous portions of the film so that critics who review the film from now onwards don’t give it more than 1 star.
“There are also plans to add few scenes directed by Rohit Shetty and Sajid Khan in place of the scenes thus chopped,” confirmed an insider from Red Chillies entertainment.
Meanwhile Taran Adarsh, who hasn’t reviewed the film so far, too has been kept on standby to give the film 5 star ratings.
“His is the only review that film goers don’t take seriously,” Farah pointed.