June 22, 2010 02:26:03 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
With RAAJNEETI, Arjun now has third huge success in the making. His OM SHANTI OM with Shah Rukh Khan was a blockbuster, HOUSEFULL was the first clean hit of the year and RAAJNEETI has now gained a blockbuster status for itself.
"In a way, I should not be overtly surprised though because a few days before the release of the film itself, I could sense that excitement amongst the people", says Arjun with all the right earnest, "Yes, because you are a part of a film, you do loose objectivity since you have lived and breathed that film for months. However, when people not associated with your film come and tell you that they can sense something extra special in it, you are bound to take their word."
His words do make sense. RAAJNEETI had started creating good buzz around it days before the release and failure of KITES meant that there was widespread hunger amongst audience to catch hold of a quality product. Still, a reception belonging to the kind that RAAJNEETI has enjoyed worldwide is something that no one involved in the film itself would have expected.
"The point was to see that how big would it eventually open", says Arjun, "People were excited to see the film and the challenge for us was to live up to the expectations. Also, the biggest thing is when after a fantastic opening, people come and tell you that they actually liked the product as well and then the film stays on. Now that's something which gives you an even bigger high because it tells you that after initial hype and hoopla, it is your film as a whole which is doing the talking now. It is encouraging for all us actors and you can't ask for more."