By Hindustan Times
Mumbai, March 13 -- Vidya Balan's Kahaani (2012) got off to a slow start (R88 lakh on Friday). But business escalated over Saturday and Sunday, and it ended the weekend with R13.83 crore net. Sunil Punjabi, CEO, Cinemax theatres, points out that had the film not released during the board exams, numbers would have been better.
"She's delivered backto-back hits, with No One Killed Jessica (2011), The Dirty Picture (2011) and now Kahaani and is breaking her own records. Today, when it's Vidya on screen, the audience expects a quality film and performance," he says.
The film's director Sujoy Ghosh recalls how many people advised him not to make the film. "I'm grateful to them for trying to dissuade me because it only made me more determined. I wouldn't recommend such obduracy, but it's worked in the case of Kahaani, even if it didn't with Aladdin (2007)," he smiles, giving credit to the 'pr