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Boney Kapoor and Sridevi’s Mom goes over budget

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Published : May 6, 2017, 12:08 am IST
Updated : May 6, 2017, 12:08 am IST

A well-known piece of Bollywood trivia also is Boney’s Sridevi-Anil Kapoor starrer Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’s over-budgeting woes.

A poster of Sridevi’s film Mom
 A poster of Sridevi’s film Mom

Boney Kapoor is known to make films on a huge canvas, which also tend to go grossly over budget. When he launched his youngest brother, Sanjay Kapoor, in Prem, the film dragged on for four years, and even underwent a major directorial change, from Shekhar Kapoor to Satish Kaushik.

A well-known piece of Bollywood trivia also is Boney’s Sridevi-Anil Kapoor starrer Roop Ki Rani Choron Ka Raja’s over-budgeting woes. Said to have been a colossal flop, it was produced by Boney’s financial waterloo, which nearly put him out of business.

 

When it comes to his darling wife Sridevi’s career, Boney is known to be an extravagant producer, and could hardly be expected to cut corners. Sure enough, Boney has gone all-out to ensure Mom, Sridevi’s first Hindi film since English Vinglish hit all the right notes.

Says a source, “Originally, Mom was planned as a raw, real, and gritty drama of a mother’s retaliation to her daughter’s rape. But as the shooting progressed, Boney decided to pull all stops to give the film a look of optimum gloss. Parts of the film were shot in Georgia, even though the script demanded no such destination shooting.”

Apparently, Boney has taken the film way beyond its original budget, making it one of the most expensive Sridevi-starrers ever. The crucial question now is if the actress will pull in the crowds for Mom, as she did for English Vinglish.

 

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