Sanjay Dutt has something to say to people spreading hate about Shamshera without even watching it; read his long note
Made on a massive budget of Rs 150 crore, the Yash Raj Films product saw devastating box office numbers. Despite being Ranbir Kapoor's comeback movie after four years, it failed to pull the audience into the theatres.
After Shamshera’s director Karan Malhotra , Sanjay Dutt defends the period-action drama’s box office failure. Ever since its release on July 22, the film has been receiving hate from the audience. While some are calling it another ‘Thugs of Hindostan’, some are criticizing it for its outdated plot and screenplay. Addressing the hatred spreading about Shamshera, Sanjay penned a long note saying that the film will find its ‘tribe someday’.
Taking to his Instagram handle, Sanjay, who played antagonist Daroga Shuddh Singh, wrote, “Films are acts of passion - passion to tell a story, to bring to life characters you've never met before. Shamshera is one such labour of love to which we gave our all. It's a movie made up of blood, sweat and tears. It's a dream that we brought on screen. Movies are made for audiences to relish. And every movie finds its viewers, sooner or later (sic).”
Further, the Munnabhai MBBS actor said that it's horrible that some of the hate came from people who didn’t even watch Shamshera. “Shamshera found a lot of people hating on it; some of the hate came from people who didn't even watch it. I find it horrible that people don't respect the hard work we all put in. I admire Karan as a filmmaker, and mostly as a person. He is one of the best directors I have worked with in my long career of four decades. He has the knack of giving characters that strike a chord. We did that with Agneepath, where he gave me Kancha Cheena to play. The process of working on it was brilliant. He trusted me again with Shamshera and what a ball of a time we had making this film, and bringing to life Shuddh Singh. Karan is like family and success or failure aside, it will always be an honour to work with him. I stand by him always.” Sanjay hopes that the film will find its due someday and ended with a note saying,’ Baaki kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna!’. Read the entire note here:
Made on a massive budget of Rs 150 crore, the Yash Raj Films product saw devastating box office numbers. Despite being Ranbir Kapoor 's comeback movie after four years, it failed to pull the audience into the theatres. Unbelievably, it opened to bad reviews and proved to be a dud at ticket windows, earning Rs 39.57 crore so far. The film also has Vaani Kapoor , Ronit Roy and Saurabh Shukla in pivotal roles.