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Siddharth Anand: I feel low only when I have fought with my wife

Source: TOI
By: Priya Gupta

Excerpts from Siddharth's Interview

What is Hrithik Roshan like? 
Hrithik is a very strong person. His strength comes from positivity, as he sees the positive in the most adverse situations. He is warm and respectful to everybody. I have seen other actors, who just don't treat normal people as people, whereas I have seen Hrithik getting up, offering seats, wishing hello and goodbye, wishing good morning and good night to the crew.

Did you ever feel insecure about Bang Bang getting shelved at any point, given all that Hrithik was going through personally? 
This film started against all odds. Hrithik Roshan is approached for every film that is written I would assume. And that the fact that he chose my film over everyone else's film and that too, after I had delivered a flop film Anjaana Anjani. I wasn't sure that he would do my film, as he had not signed anything after Krrish3. Everyone was shocked in disbelief, hoping that it would not be made. That started playing on my mind. We did the first schedule in Thailand and Greece. And then he went into his brain surgery. I was in Prague waiting for him but had to come back, obviously, as he could not shoot. I came back three days after his surgery. The last message I got from him said how his brain surgery would propel Bang Bang into being a film even bigger and better than before and he invited me home for lunch with my wife. That was really motivating. Next day, I came back but didn't hear from him. His mobile was switched off and I didn't hear anything from him for a month-and-a-half. I knew nothing that was happening. By nature, I will never push and will not make a call. Nobody had access to him other than me. After a month-and-a-half, he surfaced and said, 'Forgive me for the absence from your life. Just give me 10-12 more days and we will get back full throttle.' He got into post production and promotions of Krrish3 and we had decided to shoot immediately post that. We were to start shooting in 8 days, when we had to pull the set down as he wanted to go to US to recover. And that is the first time I had a doubt. I didn't tell him that though. I knew that he is too strong a person, but that's when the crew lost motivation and the word started coming out that he may not do the film and I heard that he was starting Shuddhi. I knew now that something was wrong and it is at this time that I read the predictions made about Hrithik in one of the newspapers. It said, 'He will back out of a project that he is currently doing. And the next film that he will start will be in November 2015.' That was a low. I still didn't confront it. I am both sensitive and egoistic. He then called me one day and told me, 'I am not doing Shuddhi any more.' I was shocked. And suddenly that newspaper prediction made sense to me that it was correct and that he would back out of Shuddhi and not Bang Bang, as I assumed and that he would start his next film in November 2014 and he is starting Mohenjo Daro. I told Hrithik about this incident just recently a few days before the release.



Hrithik Roshan's Bang Bang Inches Towards Rs 300 Crore Worldwide

Source: NDTV
Date: October 14, 2014

Hrithik Roshan and Katrina Kaif's latest action film Bang Bang is keeping the producers' cash registers ringing. The Siddharth Anand film is all set to touch the Rs 300-crore mark.

The film has has raked in Rs 158.29 crore nett (Rs 226.12 crore gross). In the overseas territories Bang Bang has registered around Rs 72 crore, taking the worldwide box office collection to over Rs 298 crore gross, read a statement.

Produced by Fox Star Studios, the out-and-out masala movie hit screens on October 2.

Made on a budget of Rs 140 crore, the movie also stars Danny Denzongpa, Jaaved Jaaferi, Deepti Naval, Kanwaljit Singh and Jimmy Sheirgill.

'Bang Bang' Box Office: Hrithik Starrer Becomes Highest Grossing Hindi Film in Kerala

By: Nicy V.P 

After a week of its release, Hrithik Roshan's "Bang Bang" continues to rule the box office in Kerala. The film reportedly has turned out to be the most successful Hindi film in the state with a box office collection of ₹4 crore in the first week of its release.

"I'm overwhelmed with the response to my film in Kerala. Thank you showing your love and making my film successful," said Hrithik in a video, reported IANS.

"Bang Bang", directed by Siddharth Anand, was released in 105 screens in Kerala and had 40 shows in Kochi in its opening day. The film also stars Katrina Kaif, Danny Denzongpa and Jimmy Shergill in pivotal roles.

The film has made a record collection of ₹250 crore worldwide in its first week of release, according to the latest reports.

"Bang Bang", produced by Fox Star Studios, has managed to break various box office records both in India and overseas over the weekend. The film also found a spot in the top five highest grossing Bollywood films in the opening day.

However, in Kerala, the industry is eagerly waiting to see if the film will continue its successful run in the coming weeks too. It has to be noted that three latest Malayalam releases, including "Vellimoonga", "Ithihasa" and "100 Degree Celsius" are gaining popularity among the audience.

The reports also suggest that the latest Malayalam releases might not be able to convert these into big numbers as the industry is awaiting Vijay's "Kaththi" and Vishal's "Poojai" during Diwali holidays.

Vijay's "Kaththi" is reported to have a mass release in over 200 screens in Kerala, which is the highest number ever for a Tamil film. Though Vishal's "Poojai" might not have a big release in Kerala, it is also expected to draw film goers to theatres. Bollywood superstar Shah Rukh Khan's "Happy New Year" will also hit the Kerala theatres for this Diwali.

Meanwhile, after the success of the Hrithik starrer, theatre owners are expecting more Bollywood movies to release in Kerala. "With the massive response of 'Bang Bang', we hope more of Hindi films come to theatres in Kerala. The film in a way had a big opening compared to other Hindi releases. This is in fact a welcoming trend," said a popular theatre owner