Tom Cruise and Mission Impossible have completely nixed Sanjay Dutt’s plans of a comeback. His latest 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 from Day 2.
And it can only get worse, what with the reviews trashing the film. Says Suman Sinha a leading exhibitor from Patna, “There was zero hype for Dutt and on top of that he did not promote the film at all. Audiences decided if Dutt is not interested then why should we be interested? We released Saheb Bibi Aur Gangster3 for just one show in my theatre and even that opened to a near-empty house on Friday morning.”
With the film being declared a disaster on Day 1, Sanjay Dutt’s purported comeback after the stupendous success of his bio-pic Sanju lies in a shambles. Bhoomi, Dutt’s first post-incarceration release, co-starring Aditi Rao Hydari, was a disaster. Now the second release seems an even bigger flop.
Not only Saheb Bibi Gangster 3, even Karan Johar’s much-vaunted Dhadak which performed very well in the first week, has slumped badly in the second week. A source from a leading multiplex chain in Mumbai informs of a drastic drop . “Because of Mission Impossible, Dhadak has dropped while Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster 3 didn’t get an opening at all.”