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There is a crab mentality in India, says Sonam Kapoor about Prem Ratan Dhan Payo

Himesh Mankad | Updated on: 14 February 2017, 5:39 IST

Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was undoubtedly the biggest film of Sonam Kapoor's career to date. The Sooraj Barjatya directorial, which featured Salman Khan in a double role, raked in close to Rs 220 crore net at the Indian Box-Office whereas the worldwide collections were over Rs 400 crore.

Despite the humongous Box-Office collections, a section of audience as well as critics were not quite impressed with the content of the film. In an interaction with Catch, on being asked to speak about the negative reactions, Sonam Kapoor said,

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"Prem Ratan Dhan Payo made Rs 220 crores in India and I don't think the critic reviews matter because the audience response I have been getting is pretty positive. I think people loved me in the film."

The actress also revealed that Indian's tend to crib about the films which are successful just to make a sellable copy.

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"There is a crab mentality in India because even when something is immensely successful, people want to write negative about it because it makes for a good copy. Prem Ratan Dhan Payo was one of 2015's biggest hit and I am happy with the success and kind of money the film made."

Sonam Kapoor is currently gearing up for Neerja directed by Ram Madhvani, which releases on 19 February 2016.

First published: 13 February 2016, 10:42 IST
Himesh Mankad @himeshmankad

Himesh Mankad is an entertainment journalist who has a B.Com degree from Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He prefers covering Bollywood and loves good stories and music. When not watching movies, he can be found on a cricket field strutting his stuff.