Box office numbers are really important, says Baadshaho director Milan Luthria

Though many filmmakers don’t openly give much importance to box office numbers, but Milan Luthria feels that these numbers matter a lot.

Milan Luthria,Baadshaho Director Box office numbers are really important, says Baadshaho director Milan Luthria Source : Press

Director Milan Luthria's film ‘Baadshaho' is doing decent business at the box office and the film recently crossed box office collection of Luthria's last film with Ajay Devgn ‘Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai'. The film features a big star cast which includes Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi, Esha Gupta, Ileana D'Cruz, Vidyut Jammwal and Sanjai Mishra. Though many filmmakers don't openly give much importance to box office numbers, but Milan Luthria feels that these numbers matter a lot as filmmaking is a business at the end of the day. "A filmmaker has to divide his attention. It would be a lie to say that we are not focused on numbers. We are running an expensive business, there is a lot of money and many careers at stake," he said.

However, he also feels that the numbers must be put aside while doing the creative side of the work like song composition, writing lyrics, filming a scene, etc. Milan feels that the energy on the sets of a film must be positive and if that is the case, then the numbers will automatically come. The director also talked about the role of censor board in the film industry and said that the board members and the filmmakers must come to a resolution to change previous laws to come at a plausible solution. Luthria also feels that the concept of censorship needs to be scrapped and certification is required. He appealed to the board as well as the filmmakers to have a meeting to come together and resolve this matter.