Gadar had done a business of 265 crore in 2001,' he added
'Which as per today's calculation is Rs. 5,000 crore,' said the director
Baahubali 2 is the first Indian movie to have garnered a box office score of over Rs. 1,500 crore but filmmaker Anil Sharma is not convinced of Baahubali's record-breaking status. Mr Sharma is best known for 2001's Gadar: Ek Prem Katha and is also the director of films like 2007's Apne, 2010's Veer, and 2013's Singh Saab The Great. In a recent interaction with the media, Mr Sharma revealed that Baahubali 2's box office performance is simply a fraction of what Sunny Deol's Gadar had made, with respect to the difference in timelines and ticket pricing, reported news agency IANS. "It is just a matter of time. There was a time when, in 2001, Gadar : Ek Prem Katha was released and had done a business of 265 crore, which as per today's calculation is Rs. 5,000 crore," Mr Sharma told reporters when asked about Baahubali 2.
This is how Mr Sharma explained the math: "As mentioned, Gadar had done a business of Rs. 265 crore in 2001 when the ticket rates were Rs. 25 only. As per valuation, it is Rs. 5,000 crore today and Baahubali 2 has just reached some Rs. 1,500 crore, so no record has been broken," IANS quoted him as saying.