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Karan Johar owns the failure of ‘Kalank’ and why he thinks its still a success? check deets inside

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The colossal failure of Kalank came as a big blow to Karan Johar and his production house Dharma Productions. Karan Johar had huge expectations from the multi-starrer period drama but as the fate would have it, the film, marred by unfavourable reviews and negative word of mouth, ended up with lifetime box-office collection of Rs 80.35 crore. For a film, made on a heavy budget of Rs 150 crore, this was a poor performance.

In a recent chat with DNA, Karan, whose last release was Student of the Year 2, opened up on the debacle of Kalank and how he dealt with it. The filmmaker said, “My director Abhishek Varman and I sat down and we analysed where we fumbled. I have to be involved with each film Dharma produces, because I am not just the producer, I am the creative producer.”

Owning the responsibility for the film’s poor show at the box-office, Karan said, “To me, when Kalank fails, it is my failure. I’m the older one, I’m the wiser one. I’m the more knowledgeable person about what works and what doesn’t. If the film has faltered, it is largely my responsibility and my blame. Of course, no one person can take the blame, but I choose to because I felt that the material was something I was aware of for not one year but 15 years. It was a film that was close to my heart and perhaps that is the reason why I lost a certain objectivity.”

The filmmaker further said that he did not look at Kalank as a failure but a success because he learnt from it. He told the tabloid, “I failed the movie by not being the right governing force. And this taught me so much. There are two ways I could have gone about this. I could have sunk in this failure or I could have questioned, ‘Why?’ Or I could have said, ‘Why did this happen and let me learn from this.’ Let this be a new 2.0 feeling where I am a lot more analytical. I am putting my projects through a lot more trials and tribulations before it is out there to an audience. When you fail and learn from it, that to me is a success. I will never look at Kalank as a failure. I will look at it as a success because it has taught me how not to fail like this.”

Kalank featured an ensemble star cast comprising Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sonakshi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Madhuri Dixit. The film, co-produced by Fox Star Studios, hit the screens on April 17.

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Home News & Gossip Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again why he is called Big B. Delivers...

Amitabh Bachchan proves yet again why he is called Big B. Delivers 14 minute long take in one shot

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Amitabh Bachchan proved yet again that why is he called Bollywood’s Big B. The megastar, 76, delivered a 14-minute long take in one shot for “Chehre”, leaving the crew in awe of his talent. The film’s producer Anand Pandit lauded his friend Amitabh for it.

Anand Pandit said, “I believe I am blessed to be a part of a film that has this historic scene. Giving a fourteen minute shot is not only difficult but requires dedication of a different kind. And add to it the way Amitji delivered it with finesse. There was pin drop silence on the sets followed by thunderous applause. He is legendary and an inspiration for each one of us,”.

“Chehre” is a mystery thriller with Amitabh and Emraan Hashmi in lead roles. The film is directed by Rumi Jaffrey and produced by Anand Pandit Motion Pictures and Saraswati Entertainment Private Limited. Big B’s feat for the film was also praised by sound artiste Resul Pookutty.

On June 16, he had tweeted: “Today Amitabh Bachchan marked another history in Indian cinema. Last day, last shot of first schedule of ‘Chehre’… he performed a fourteen minute long submission in one shot and the whole crew stood up and clapped! Dear Sir, undoubtedly you are one of the best in the world.”

To that, Big B said: “Resul .. you give me far too much credit than I deserve or am capable of.”

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Home News & Gossip Kriti Sanon to star in Rahul Dholakia’s next thriller

Kriti Sanon to star in Rahul Dholakia’s next thriller

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Actress Kriti Sanon has signed her next project — Rahul Dholakia’s yet untitled thriller. The film, being produced by Sunir Kheterpal of Azure Entertainment, is slated to go on the floors in August, and will be shot in a start-to-finish single schedule. It is expected to release in 2020.

“I have been waiting for the right female-driven thriller to come my way and this film ticked all the boxes and has all the elements of a commercial film,” Kriti said in a statement.  “It’s an entertainer that has a powerful core idea and will connect with the audiences without being preachy about the subject. I play a media professional for which the research has already started and I am looking forward to beginning this journey in August,” she added. 

Talking about the project, Dholakia said: “Azure pitched this idea to me which was being developed and all of us realised that there was an exciting, real-time thriller format that this story lends itself to. This is a cracker of a script and Kriti is the ideal choice for the protagonist.”

Kheterpal added: “It is a delight to package this subject with Rahul and Kriti. We will start shooting in August and the film will be readied for release in first half of 2020. The film is in pre-production with Rahul, Kriti and the team doing a week long workshop in end July before embarking on a start to finish schedule in August.”

Kriti Sanon will also be seen in many other films such as Arjun Patiala with Diljit Dosanj, Housefull 4 with Akshay Kumar and Ashutosh Gowarikar’s Panipat. Rahul Dholkia last helmed Raees staring Shah Rukh Khan. The film is being written by author Bilal Siddiqi.

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Home News & Gossip Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starer ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ goes on floor

Amitabh Bachchan and Ayushmann Khurrana starer ‘Gulabo Sitabo’ goes on floor

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan has once again collaborated with director Shoojit Sircar for “Gulabo Sitabo”. The actor who has started shooting for the movie in Lucknow yesterday, says the film’s script screams of diligent writing and enthusiastic preparation. The actor also announced the start of shoot for “Gulabo Sitabo” on his twitter handle.

“Stepping out into another set horizon, a venture that screams of some diligent writing and some enthusiastic preparation,” Amitabh wrote on his blog along with a few photographs of him and director Shoojit Sircar.

He added: “Another start to finish. Another with the same director and crew through several ads, and films done together, the understanding, the immediate fulfilment of where it shall go, and the comfort of creative license.”

“Gulabo Sitabo”, which also stars Ayushmann Khurrana, will release on April 24, 2020.

Written by Sircar’s frequent collaborator Juhi Chaturvedi of “Vicky Donor”, “Piku” and “October” fame, “Gulabo Sitabo” is produced by Ronnie Lahiri and Sheel Kumar.

This is the first time Ayushmann will be seen sharing screen with the cine icon.

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