MUMBAI: Vishesh Films’ Awarapan lost out to Aap Ka Suroor and Apne, at the box office due to the simultaneous release of the films. However, itâ€™s a different story in the neighboring country Pakistan, Awarapan is gaining popularity. The film has collected Rs 80 million (Rs 8 crores) there.
Speaking exclusively to Businessofcinema.com, producer Mahesh Bhatt says, â€œAwarapan is one of the finest stories told on the big screen. Emraanâ€™s performance was admired by one and all, but somehow it didnâ€™t do too well in India. But, the film has become a rage in Pakistan where it has grossed more than Rs 80 million so far.â€
Speaking about Vishesh Filmâ€™s expansion plans, Bhatt adds, â€œWe are looking at international co-productions in the coming time apart from making content for the small screen as well. There are many plans in the pipeline but itâ€™s too early to speak about them.â€
At the moment Bhatt is busy overseeing Pooja Bhattâ€™s Dhokha, which is slated to release at the end of August.