Sidharth Malhotra and Jacqueline Fernandez film, A Gentleman has been showing a slow growth at the box office despite being the first weekend of this Raj Nidimoru and Krishna DK directorial. The action-comedy has all elements to be called a true-blue Bollywood masala film but is failing to attract audience to the theaters even after having high level of entertainment quotient.
The film has minted only Rs 13.13 crores at the box office but is standing strong against the other Bollywood releases, Babumoshai Bandookbaaz and Qaidi Band. The Nawazuddin Siddiqui-starrer has crossed the bars of being a successful film with Rs 7.53 crores collection so far. Looking at its weekend performance, we are not sure if the film will be able to stand strong during the weekdays. Trade analyst Taran Adarsh wrote, “#AGentleman DISAPPOINTS… Fri 4.04 cr, Sat 4.36 cr, Sun 4.73 cr. Total: ₹ 13.13 cr. India biz… Overseas weekend: $ 1.1 mn”
#AGentleman DISAPPOINTS… Fri 4.04 cr, Sat 4.36 cr, Sun 4.73 cr. Total: ₹ 13.13 cr. India biz… Overseas weekend: $ 1.1 mn [₹ 7.03 cr].
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) August 28, 2017
Answering to what made Jacqueline sign the film, the actor told PTI, “I do think there is a different language spoken in cinema now, which the audience is accepting and actually, in a way, demanding in some cases. It really helps when you work with directors who understand that need of the audience. Same was the case with Raj and DK. I completely went with their vision. They brought a different essence to the genre.”
Sidharth would be seen in Ittefaq next, sharing the screen space with Sonakshi Sinha while Jacqueline will be seen in Judwaa 2 and Drive.