In response to Brahmastra outperforming The Kashmir Files at the box office, Vivek Agnihotri says: “I’m not in that stupid race”


Vivek Agnihotri, the director, responded to news stories and other reports on social media about Brahmastra’s most recent box office performance. Brahmastra edged over Vivek’s own movie The Kashmir Files to become the highest-grossing Hindi movie of the year. Brahmastra just overcame The Kashmir Files to join the “200 crore club.”

On Monday, Vivek tweeted, “Hahahaha. I have no idea how they defeated “The Kashmir Files” with rods, sticks, and hockey… or an AK-47, or rocks. or through influencers and paid PR? Bollywood movies should compete with one another. Please be silent. Not me in that stupid race. Thanks. #NotBollywood.”

During its second weekend, Brahmastra reportedly made 17 crore, according to insiders in the film industry. The movie, which starred Ranbir Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, earned a total nett domestic revenue of over 200 crore and more than 350 crore globally. This indicates that it outperformed The Kashmir Files’ cumulative earnings of 340 crore to take the title of highest-grossing Hindi movie of the year.

Ranbir Kapoor had stated in an interview that the box office reports for Brahmastra are inaccurate and that this is the reason why the business is so different. The movie reportedly has a budget of about 410 crore. “These days, we read a lot of articles where people are criticising the budget of the picture,” he said in an interview with Dainik Bhaskar. People often quote the budget as being this amount and the recovery as being that much. However, Brahmastra stands out since it has a budget for a trilogy rather than simply one movie.

An earlier critic of the Ayan Mukerji film’s box office performance was Kangana Ranaut, who claimed that a film with a budget of 650 crores could not be considered successful after grossing 246 crore.