The shocking crash of Shaandaar has left the entire team of the film stunned and reeling under the impact.
Apparently, the most badly hit is Shahid Kapoor, who after the critical success of Haider (contrary to fudged figures the film was not a commercial profit-earner), was hoping to consolidate his shaky box office status with Shaandaar.
Shahid Kapoor is apparently very upset with the way the film has turned out.
“He was never convinced about the script. He did the film for producer Madhu Mantena. The two are close friends. And he agreed to do the film in spite of the flimsy storyline for Madhu’s sake. But now Shahid is fuming. Because Shaandaar has not only failed to deliver the much-needed box office success to his career, it has also brought down the reputation of his father Pankaj Kapoor,” says a source in the know.
This is Pankaj Kapoor’s third fiasco in a row after Vishal Bhardwaj’s Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola and Homi Adajania’s Finding Fanny.
Says a source close to the Kapoors, “Pankaj saab does very selective work. All his recent films have claimed to be quirky comedies. But have ended up being moronic mirthless worthless comedies. More than for himself, Shahid is upset for his dad.”