Sushant Singh Rajput's decision to end his life has left everyone with so many questions especially because he left behind no note. People aren't able to wrap their heads around his sudden death and that gave rise to a series of blame-game. Many celebrities expressed shock on Twitter regarding the actor's demise and one of them was Karan Johar. The director had tweeted that the news is heartbreaking and now all he is left with is memories. But people on social media for some weird reason and without evidence decided that Sushant was in depression because of people like Karan Johar who also invests in star kids. Nepotism again became the trending word. So the question is would this negative trending effect Karan's upcoming movies like Sooryavanshi and Brahmastra? From Akshay Kumar’s Sooryavanshi to Ranbir Kapoor’s Brahmastra, 7 Films of 2020 That Should NOT Follow Gulabo Sitabo’s OTT Strategy and Must Release in Theatres – Here’s Why
We spoke to our Trade Expert Girish Johar, who doesn't believe this will impact the box office outcomes of Sooryavanshi and Brahmastra whenever they release. "Mostly the buzz of a film starts when you have the marketing elements out in the public domains, for example, images, trailers, or posters. Once that starts trickling in, the excitement levels build up. By the time that happens, I don't think people would remember whatever is happening, especially the negative trending." He further added that it is more of a social media thing. "A large part of India's theatre-going audience is hardly on social media. Honestly, I feel there won't be much issue. People will decide after watching the trailer whether to check out the film or not," opines Johar.
Sooryavanshi, starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif with Rohit Shetty as director, was supposed to release on March 24 but the lockdown deferred it indefinitely. As for Ranbir Kapoor-Alia Bhatt's Brahmastra, there are rumours that the film may get deferred to next year. It was supposed to release in December 2020.
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