Actor Pankaj Tripathi spoke recently on public interest in the box office collection of a film, insisting that they should instead focus on getting to know the health and education budgets of their own states and districts. He added that the public involvement in the matter worries him.
He expressed his views during a promotional interview for his upcoming film Gunjan Saxena: The Kargil Girl, Pankaj said, “Aam public ko box office collection se jada uske state mein health aur education ka kya budget hai iski chinta honi chahiye. Apne district me pata hona chahiye ki humare education ka kya budget hai, is saal government ne kya decide kiya hai. Banispat iske ki box office…..khair. Mai ispe chintit hota hu ki public kyu involve ho jati hai? Na profit sharing milna hai. Ya to aap khali hain aur aapke haath mein 4G 5G aa gaya hai to aap 100 crore….Arre kitna kama liya usase aapko kya? Apko milega kya? (Normal public should be concerned about the health and education budget of their states. They should know about the latest government policies, education and health system and budget of their districts, instead of box office collections. I often get worried wondering why the public gets involved. They won’t get a share in the profit, is it just because you have a phone and 4G connection? How does it matter what a film earns? Will you get any of it?”
Tripathi will be playing the role of Anup Saxena, father of Gunjan in the film. The film will be released on 12 august on netflix.