Antim: The Final Truth, starring Aayush Sharma and Salman Khan, was launched the day before yesterday, 25th October, at Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) amidst a huge event, where the media, and of course, Bhaijaan's fans, turned up with a vengeance. Also present were the film's leading lady, Mahima Makwana and Director Mahesh Manjrekar. Thankfully, it seems like the Antim trailer had created just the necessary impact to provide the stimulant needed for both Salman Khan fans and the family audience in general to return to theatres in full force. And of that were to happen, then it'll be another addition to a rare club in Bollywood, where actors have bounced back strongly with their sophomore releases at the box office after disastrous debuts.
It's no secret that Aayush Sharma's Loveyatri was a washout in cinema halls. He also wasn't the only debutant who's first film was a box-office dud. However, only a handful have managed to bounce back strongly with their second movie itself. Below is the list of Bollywood actors who did so along with a comparison between their maiden and sophomore release:
(Note: Only Hindi films of the actors are being considered.)
Debut: Saawariya (2007) - 20.92 crore nett - Disaster
Next Release: Bachna Ae Haseeno (2008) - 36.19 crore nett - Hit
Debut: Boom (2003) - 6.23 crore nett - Disaster
Next Release: Sarkar (2005) - 24.84 crore nett - Hit
Debut: Saat Hindustani (1969) - 0.50 crore nett - Flop
Next Release: Anand (1971) - 0.98 crore nett - Semi-Hit
Debut: Fugly (2014) - 12.28 crore nett - Flop
Next Release: M.S. Dhoni: The Untold Story (2016) - 133.04 crore nett - Hit
Debut: Biwi Ho To Aisi (1988) - 0.80 crore nett - Disaster
Next Release: Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) - 14.00 crore nett - All-Time Blockbuster
Will Aayush Sharma's Antim: The Final Truth follow in the above footsteps? Will it be available to emulate the resounding success of costar and brother-in-law Salman Khan's Maine Pyar Kiya? Fingers crossed...
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