Question: What is the budget of upcoming Bollywood movie Baby and in how many screen it will get released? Shashank Singh.
Answer: Baby film is the first major release of the year 2015 starring Akshay Kumar, Anupam Kher and Taapsee Pannu in lead roles. Film is directed by Neeraj Pandey of 'A Wednesday' and 'Special 26' fame. Film is eagerly awaited and is expected to take big start at box office coming this Republic Day weekend.
Now coming to your queries. Baby budget is not yet official. But actual landing cost should be around INR 60-65 crore. Film is shot in grand scale across countries. However makers have kept in check in P&A cost and thus total landing cost is controlled considering film is a biggie.
Film cost - INR 50-55 crore. P&A - INR 10 crore. Total landing cost - INR 60-65 crore.
Second query is how many screen Baby will get. Baby is coming specially in Republic Day weekend, which is great news for Akshay Kumar and all his fans. Yes there is another release in Dolly Ki Doli, but that should not cause much problem to Baby as will be limited release. He is finally getting a good release date. Baby is unlike earlier Neeraj Pandey's film which got limited release. It is big and will get release in at least 3000+ screens. It is too early to make any prediction on screening as it is still too far. We will get approximations by next Monday (19th January) and actual screen count by the Morning of film release date. Anyways film is certain to get screening of 3000+ which is bare minimum right now. There is realistic chance that film might get even more screens looking at buzz and demand. Overall there is no need to worry about the potential screen count. It will be big and now question remains whether audience will come out in numbers to make it a big Hit or not.
We will soon bring the Box Office Prediction of Baby in few days time till then read - 28 Most Awaited Film of 2015. We have kept Baby at No.6. Do let us know what you think about that.