There is no reason for a film to fail other than the content is not good, Bollywood star Ranbir Kapoor said on Wednesday when he opened up about the poor performance of his latest release. “Shamshera”. Ranbir Kapoor spoke here at the press conference to promote his latest release “Brahmastra: Part One-Shiva”starring his actor-wife Alia Bhatt.
Asked if he thinks Hindi films are being treated unfairly lately, Ranbir Kapoor said: “I will give the example of my own film. I will not talk about other films. A few weeks ago my film was ‘Shamshera’ was released. I didn’t feel any negativity.” “The movie didn’t hit the box office, probably because the audience didn’t like the movie. In the end, it’s about the content,” he added.
In recent times, mainstream Hindi movies like Ranveer Singh’s Jayeshbhai JordaarAkshay Kumar’s Bachchhan Paandey“, “Samrat Prithviraj” and “Raksha Bandhan”along with Aamir Khan starrer Laal Singh Chaddhafailed to register large numbers at checkout.
Ranbir Kapoor, known for films like “rock star”, “Barfi!” and “sanju”said the audience will only be entertained if they are presented with good content.
“Who doesn’t want to go to the movies to experience a different emotion, be touched by characters, be entertained, have a good laugh, cry and feel something? We all want to feel that. When a movie doesn’t work, there is no other reason. It is because the content is not good,” he added.
“Brahmastra”Directed by its frequent collaborator and close friend Ayan Mukerji, it has been in the works for a long time and suffered several delays due to various reasons.
Ranbir Kapoor said that no one, including his father, late cinema icon Rishi Kapoor, did not understand what it takes to make a movie like “Brahmastra”, which is mounted on a huge budget and packed with visual effects.
“It’s been so long… Nobody really understood what it takes to make a movie like this because nobody really did this, especially people we know.
“The film has been going on for so many years. I remember when my father was alive I lied that I was filming ‘Brahmastra’. I always hid it and said I was filming for another film, 39-year-old actor said.
He also credited Ayan Mukerji, the director of his two blockbusters “Wake Up Sid” (2008) and Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (2013), for his growth as an actor.
“I have known Ayan since 2008 when he told” ‘Wake up Sid’ to me. I didn’t know him before that. He’s someone who just came and told his whole story. He sat on the floor and told the movie for me, he said it would only be 1 hour but it took 5 hours to tell that movie.
“I really felt that energy of a young filmmaker and I thought, ‘Wow, this guy really has a story to tell.’ He’s passionate about every word, every character and I could feel that energy. I think art is about energy. You have to feel the energy in other people.” Kapoor said he is aware that he will not get another chance to make a movie like “Brahmastra” again.
“It’s not so na ‘Brahmastra’, I will only make these kind of movies. I know I won’t get another chance like this. I hope in the future I will have other opportunities to show other different characters that I can portray,” he added.
“Brahmastra part one: Shiva”, which also stars megastar Amitabh Bachchan, Nagarjuna and Mouni Roy, is a joint production of Star Studios, Dharma Productions, Prime Focus and Starlight Pictures.
The film will be released in cinemas on Friday in Hindi, Tamil, Telugu, Kannada and Malayalam.
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