Sushant Singh Rajput requests audience to report theatres playing 'Sonchiriya' dubbed version

Complaints say that theatres are playing a ‘dubbed’ Hindi version of Sonchiriya in multiple centres across cities, and not the original Bundhelkhandi version with English subtitles.

Published: 06th March 2019 06:41 AM  |   Last Updated: 06th March 2019 11:36 AM   |  A+A-

Sushant Singh Rajput in Sonchiriya.

Sushant Singh Rajput in Sonchiriya.

Express News Service

Sushant Singh Rajput on Monday clarified that he has not dubbed for any other version of Sonchiriya except the original Bundelkhandi version. Released on March 1, the Chambal-set dacoit drama, directed by Abhishek Chaubey and produced by RSVP Movies — was given a low screen-count of 720 screens in India. Despite the unanimously positive critical reception, the film opened to a poor collection of Rs 1.20 crore at the box-office.

This was followed complaints on social media that several theatre chains — including PVR, INOX and Mukta A2 Cinemas — were playing a ‘dubbed’ Hindi version of the film in multiple centres across cities, and not the original Bundhelkhandi version with English subtitles.

In a statement released on social media, Sushant wrote: “My dear audience, firstly, a big thank you to all of you and the reviewers who are showering so much praise and appreciation on Sonchiriya! Despite a ridiculously low number of screens the film’s been released on, we’re getting rave reviews and also trends of growth. However, a lot of you are writing in to me with heartbreaking reports that the film is released in some ‘dubbed’ version which is not the same as the original version we have created. Please note that I have not dubbed for any version other than the original dialect. And neither have any of my senior actor colleagues who are part of the film and who I’ve spoken with. Please send me names of theatres that you find are playing this ‘dubbed’ version and I will escalate to those concerned. I don’t want our labour of love to be corrupted in any manner.”


Stay up to date on all the latest Entertainment Hindi news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp