‘Shamshera’ to be tweaked after ‘Sonchiriya’ box office failure?


Aditya Chopra has taken the decision to review Ranbir Kapoor starrer ‘Shamshera’ after the underwhelming box office performance of the critically acclaimed ‘Sonchiriya’ (2019).

Chopra has no doubt about the film’s content, but wants to ensure its commercial viability as well. “Do audiences want to see dacoit dramas of the hardcore commercial kind, like ‘Mera Gaon Mera Desh’ (1971), ‘Kachche Dhaage’ (1999) and ‘Heera’ (1973), or the more raw and real kind, like ‘Mujhe Jeene Do’ (1963), ‘Bandit Queen’ (1994), and ‘Sonchiriya’? ‘Shamshera’ falls between the two extremes. And although Adi has full faith in his director Karan Malhotra and actor Ranbir Kapoor, there is a constant pressure to ensure box office success. After ‘Sonchiriya’, ‘Shamshera’ is being re-examined,” a source told The Asian Age.

There are no plans to shelve ‘Shamshera’, but the film may be postponed from its scheduled Eid 2020 release date.

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