From a purely fannicial perspective, both Aks and D6 didnt do well. A producer who hired the likes of Amitabh Bachhan and his son, would have expected the films to do better-and herein lies the crux of the disconnect-a director often wants to create "arty" films-which appeal to a few, whereas the producer wants the film to have a mass appeal. This makes me wonder if Aks or D6 would have been better made, if they were not burdened with the star's off screen person. For example, wont a film like Amu, be ill suited to Priyanka Chopra? Some films (seem to) falter merely because of the casting.