Could not handle hatred, rage: 'Shamshera' director Karan Malhotra pens heartfelt note on film's flop
Malhotra's film, which boasts of names such as Ranbir Kapoor, Vaani Kapoor and Sanjay Dutt, failed to attract footfalls at the theatres.
Malhotra, known for hits like 'Agneepath' and 'Brothers', said that he was overwhelmed and humbled by the response the trailer has received so far.
'Shamshera' revolves around the fictitious city of Kaza, the story of a man who became a slave, a slave who became a leader and then a legend for his tribe.
In the teaser, Ranbir is seen on horseback treading through a desert leading his 'tribesmen', resembling a chosen one who wields his axe against the antagonists.
The film, helmed by Karan Malhotra, is said to be a dacoit drama set in the 19th century. It will chronicle the story of a dacoit tribe fighting for their right and independence from the British.
Last month, Kapoor released Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui, starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Vaani Kapoor, the story of a transgender and a gym instructor.
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The 37-year-old actor is aware that many feel films on taboo subjects have become his go-to genre and that he does not mind the perception but is careful to not fall into a pattern.
'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui' breaks stereotype that trans girl is a man dressed in saree: Vaani Kapoor
Her prep involved speaking to trans girls, understanding their life, their transition, watching documentaries and taking points from interviews with trans people.
Bollywood actress Vaani Kapoor hopes 'Chandigarh Kare Aashiqui' brings representation for transgender characters
Vaani who plays a trans-woman in her new film hopes, hereafter, no cis-het actress ever plays the role of a trans-woman and people from the trans community should be cast to play trans characters.
The movie is a modern-day love story that features Ayushmann portraying the role of a cross-functional athlete, while Vaani essays the role of a transgender character.
The filmmaker said that his intentions were 'pure' when he set out to make the film, which joins the list of movies that touch upon and highlight the complex yet day-to-day issues.
The movie by filmmaker Abhishek Kapoor is a modern-day love story that will feature Ayushmann portraying the role of a cross-functional athlete, while Vaani will reportedly essay a transgender's role.
The movie turned out to be one of the highest grossing films of 2019, minting over Rs 475 crore worldwide.
Actor Vaani Kapoor has been roped in to star opposite Hrithik Roshan in Yash Raj Films' upcoming action entertainer.