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Karan Malhotra and Sanjay Dutt defended “Shamshera”

Shamshera is the Hindi language action film produced by Aditya Chopra under Yash Raj Films. Shamshera is directed by Karan Malhotra. Shamshera was released on 22 July 2022. The budget of the film was ₹150 crores and the collection of the movie got over ₹61.6 crores, not even close to the budget of the film. Shamshera is one of the most expensive movies in the Hindi Films industry.

Shamshera faces a huge loss and it is a flop movie now. The Cast and Crew were not expecting the same results. Here are the statements of the director of Shamshera (Karan Malhotra) and Sanjay Dutt for defending their flop movie “Shamshera”.


Karan Malhotra’s Statement

The director of Shamshera (Karan Malhotra) wrote on Twitter: “My Dearest Shamshera, you are majestic the way you are. It is important for me to express myself on this platform because here is where all the love, the hate, the celebration and the humiliation exists for you. I want to unimaginably apologise to you for abandoning you for these past few days as I could not handle the hate and rage. My withdrawal was my weakness and there are no excuses for it. But now I am here, standing beside you hand in hand feeling proud and honoured that you are mine”.

Showing the team support, Karan Malhotra also said: “Will face every thing together, the good the bad and the ugly. And a huge shout out to the Shamshera family, the cast and crew of Shamshera. The love, the blessings and the concern that has been showered upon us are the most precious and nobody can take that away from us”.


Sanjay Dutt’s Statement

Sanjay Dutt wrote on Twitter taking support of movies and making public to realise the value of making movies: “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”.

He continues writing about his recent film “Shamshera”, and about the Director of the film also he shared his experience with Karan and he wrote: “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 also shared his expectations regarding the movie: “Shamshera will find its tribe someday but until it does, I stand resolute with the film, the memories we created, the bond we shared, the laughs we had, the hardships we went through.”

While respecting the cast and crew’s efforts for the “Shamshera” movie, Sanjay thanked them by writing it further: “I thank the whole unit – cast and crew of the film who stayed with the film for four years, through the pandemic, through my own personal rough times. Ranbir and I have forged a bond for life with this film. His craft and ability to depict emotionality on screen is par excellence. It pains to see how people are so eager to spew hatred on the work of one of the most hardworking and talented actors of our times”.

In the end, Sanjay said  “Art and our commitment for it transcends the hate coming our way. The love we feel for the film and its people goes beyond everything that’s being said.

Sanjay also added: “Baaki kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna!” to ignore the negativity and moving forward.

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