"Ever since one can remember, none of the other young stars have collected this much in just their second film. Ranveer Singh [Band Baaja Baaraat], Varun Dhawan [Student of the Year], Arjun Kapoor [Ishaqzaade] and Sidharth Malhotra [Student of the Year] had all started with success under their belt. However, collections of their second film didn't see the kind of high that Tiger has managed with his Baaghi," informs a trade guru.
This can be evident from the fact that after Heropanti, Tiger's Baaghi has already netted Rs. 73 crore and is set to cross Rs. 75 crore comfortably. On the other hand, Ranveer Singh's Ladies v/s Ricky Behl, Varun Dhawan's Main Tera Hero, Arjun Kapoor's Aurangzeb and Sidharth Malhotra's Hasee Toh Phasee (all of which were their second films) had collected much lesser.
"Yes, it may sound like I am saying it too early but Tiger is indeed red hot in the trade circles today," the trade guru adds. "It is so difficult to gain audience attention today and for the youngster to manage such audience footfalls with his second film itself is remarkable. All he needs to do now is take his next step cautiously. He can't afford to go the Aditya Roy Kapur way who scored a biggie with Aashiqui 2 but despite the talent, has been let down by the likes of Fitoor."
Well, Ranbir Kapoor and Imran Khan would certainly agree to that.