“With the kind of film that it is… it is good. We are happy with what response we are getting,” said the 45-year-old actor.
Phantom, an action-thriller is based on the aftermath of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks. It also stars Katrina Kaif.
Agent Vinod opens at Rs 10 crore, Race opens at Rs 14 crore, Happy Ending opened at Rs 4 crore, Humshakals opened at Rs 12 crore, Bullet Raja opens at Rs 6 crore.
The Love Aaj Kal star said he does not choose projects based on their opening figures.”That is the one thing one should do logically but it depends on what is offered. Phantom is a heavy film. And it would not open the way Race did. It will have opening like Baby. Today there is awareness about films,” Saif said.
For him, success is a mix of numbers at the box office and critical acclaim. “For me box office numbers alone doesn’t mean success. Success to me means many things… being happy, satisfied. For an actor it should be mix of box office and critical acclaim,” said Khan. Adding, “People have liked me in different kind of films like Ek Hasina Thi, Omkara, Hum Tum, Love Aaj Kal, Cocktail and others. It feels great to have been accepted in various kinds of films.”