Hansal Mehta blames 'Avengers: Infinity War' for poor 'Omerta' opening
Hansal Mehta's latest venture 'Omerta' opened to disastrous numbers on Friday. The Rajkummar Rao starrer could only rake in Rs. 54 lakh on day one, thus, becoming one of the lowest openers of 2018. Reacting to the same, Mehta said that 'Omerta' was given poor show timings due to 'Avengers: Infinity War', which affected his film's collection adversely.
"Thanks to the ongoing success of 'Avengers: Infinity War' we were given very poor show timings. There was not a show that suited the conventional audience. Plus there is the 'adult' censor certification. That automatically puts off a major chunk of the audience," said Mehta.
#Omertà has a lukewarm start... Fri ₹ 54 lakhs. India biz... Needs miraculous growth over the weekend to sustain.— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) May 5, 2018
Thu AED 24,625.78
Fri AED 52,098.33
Thu AED 2,994.84
Fri AED 5,224.05
So far, none of Mehta's directorial ventures have managed to earn big at the box office, despite receiving high critical acclaim. His last outing, Kangana Ranaut starrer 'Simran', was an outright flop and now 'Omerta' is also headed towards a similar fate. Mehta's best work includes 'Shahid' and 'Aligarh'.
After 'Shahid', 'Citylights', 'Aligarh' and 'Omerta', Mehta will team up with his favorite Rajkummar for the fifth time on 'Swagat Hain', a film that deals with freedom of expression, hypocrisy and exploitation of women at the workplace and in personal spaces.