By Hindustan Times
The Indian cricket team’s dismal performance in England and Australia may have left fans shattered, but it has left Bollywood smiling. Unlike the first four seasons of the big-ticket Indian Premier League, which saw most movie releases delayed, the upcoming season, to be held from April 4-May 27,
will see a face-off with at least eleven big budget flicks worth Rs 350-Rs 400 crore releasing.
“Team India’s recent shows have triggered a repulsion — audiences are not interested in watching cricket. The release of big-budget movies during IPL this year is a conscious call, beating the trend of the last four years. Close to Rs 350-Rs 400 crore is riding on these movies. Producers have faith that the IPL won’t be to able to steal eyeballs from them,” says trade expert Joginder Tuteja.
Housefull 2Among the releases that clash with the mega sporting event are Ho