From Nagesh Kukunoor to Farah Khan and finally to the greatest of them all, Shyam Benegal, well, you have guessed it right. We are merely listing the names of the directors who have been instrumental in giving Shreyas Talpade the right break and impetus required in his career. While Kukunoor's IQBAL introduced the actor in Shreyas to the whole world, Farah Khan's OM SHANTI OM gave him the right commercial break, making him a recognized face, a star! And finally, with living legend Shyam Benegal's WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR, it appears that the humble, unassuming star has come into his own!
Last Friday's WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR started on a fair note at the ticket window but picked up later and is holding up pretty well, at a decent 6570 percent during the weekend. And with positive word of mouth, trade is confident that the modestly budgeted venture will be a safe proposition for its distributors and may even reach the above average status. What weighs in Shreyas's favour is the fact that he has been widely appreciated by critics as well as the audiences and unlike OM SHANTI OM; WELCOME TO SAJJANPUR is totally a Shreyas Talpade film. And that augers well for Shreyas who can now boast of a solo success under his belt.