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'Rock On 2' hit by demonetisation, says Javed Akhtar

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Lyricist and poet on Friday admitted that his son starrer "Rock On 2" was hit by as the film released close to the November 8 decision by Prime Minister Modi to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

"Rock on 2 was obviously affected by demonetisation," Javed Akhtar, who wrote the lyrics of the movie which fared poorly at the box office, told mediapersons here.

"It released (November 11) days after the decision was taken and failed to do well because 84 per cent of the currency was banned and people were struggling," he added.

Asked about the much-anticipated Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dear Zindagi", which opened on Friday, said: "Well I suppose the buying capacity and the spending capacity of an average citizen has become a bit shy that's for sure."

He also reasoned that the fact that "Dear Zindagi" is not a typical Shah Rukh film, the masses crazy for the superstar will take time to get a hang of it.

"'Dear Zindagi' is not a typical mainstream commercial Shah Rukh Khan film. It is by temperament a niche film. I saw it a couple of days ago and it's a beautiful film and anybody who likes to see good films must see it.

"I have nothing to do with the picture so there is no vested interest at all. But Shah Rukh is very good in this picture and this girl Alia Bhatt is unbelievable. She is so good," said waxing eloquent on the Gauri Shinde directorial which shows Shah Rukh as a psychiatrist to troubled Alia.

Javed Akhtar, however, said he was a "die hard optimist" about the success of demonetisation.

"I am a die hard optimist in this case also. These are phases. What is bigger is the interest of the nation itself. Resilience of the nation."

"Politics is not nation, politics can influence or imprison nation for a while but the nation is much more important than all politics put together. Because nation is people."

"And if you are unhappy with what you are seeing I can assure you India is a very sensible nation. Indians are not fools. They make mistakes anybody can, but they realise what is right for them," continued on demonetisation.

--IANS

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Lyricist and poet on Friday admitted that his son starrer "Rock On 2" was hit by as the film released close to the November 8 decision by Prime Minister Modi to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

"Rock on 2 was obviously affected by demonetisation," Javed Akhtar, who wrote the lyrics of the movie which fared poorly at the box office, told mediapersons here.

"It released (November 11) days after the decision was taken and failed to do well because 84 per cent of the currency was banned and people were struggling," he added.

Asked about the much-anticipated Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dear Zindagi", which opened on Friday, said: "Well I suppose the buying capacity and the spending capacity of an average citizen has become a bit shy that's for sure."

He also reasoned that the fact that "Dear Zindagi" is not a typical Shah Rukh film, the masses crazy for the superstar will take time to get a hang of it.

"'Dear Zindagi' is not a typical mainstream commercial Shah Rukh Khan film. It is by temperament a niche film. I saw it a couple of days ago and it's a beautiful film and anybody who likes to see good films must see it.

"I have nothing to do with the picture so there is no vested interest at all. But Shah Rukh is very good in this picture and this girl Alia Bhatt is unbelievable. She is so good," said waxing eloquent on the Gauri Shinde directorial which shows Shah Rukh as a psychiatrist to troubled Alia.

Javed Akhtar, however, said he was a "die hard optimist" about the success of demonetisation.

"I am a die hard optimist in this case also. These are phases. What is bigger is the interest of the nation itself. Resilience of the nation."

"Politics is not nation, politics can influence or imprison nation for a while but the nation is much more important than all politics put together. Because nation is people."

"And if you are unhappy with what you are seeing I can assure you India is a very sensible nation. Indians are not fools. They make mistakes anybody can, but they realise what is right for them," continued on demonetisation.

--IANS

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(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

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'Rock On 2' hit by demonetisation, says Javed Akhtar

Lyricist and poet on Friday admitted that his son starrer "Rock On 2" was hit by as the film released close to the November 8 decision by Prime Minister Modi to scrap Rs 500 and Rs 1,000 notes.

"Rock on 2 was obviously affected by demonetisation," Javed Akhtar, who wrote the lyrics of the movie which fared poorly at the box office, told mediapersons here.

"It released (November 11) days after the decision was taken and failed to do well because 84 per cent of the currency was banned and people were struggling," he added.

Asked about the much-anticipated Shah Rukh Khan starrer "Dear Zindagi", which opened on Friday, said: "Well I suppose the buying capacity and the spending capacity of an average citizen has become a bit shy that's for sure."

He also reasoned that the fact that "Dear Zindagi" is not a typical Shah Rukh film, the masses crazy for the superstar will take time to get a hang of it.

"'Dear Zindagi' is not a typical mainstream commercial Shah Rukh Khan film. It is by temperament a niche film. I saw it a couple of days ago and it's a beautiful film and anybody who likes to see good films must see it.

"I have nothing to do with the picture so there is no vested interest at all. But Shah Rukh is very good in this picture and this girl Alia Bhatt is unbelievable. She is so good," said waxing eloquent on the Gauri Shinde directorial which shows Shah Rukh as a psychiatrist to troubled Alia.

Javed Akhtar, however, said he was a "die hard optimist" about the success of demonetisation.

"I am a die hard optimist in this case also. These are phases. What is bigger is the interest of the nation itself. Resilience of the nation."

"Politics is not nation, politics can influence or imprison nation for a while but the nation is much more important than all politics put together. Because nation is people."

"And if you are unhappy with what you are seeing I can assure you India is a very sensible nation. Indians are not fools. They make mistakes anybody can, but they realise what is right for them," continued on demonetisation.

--IANS

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