After nine months film maker Rohit Shetty has finally revealed the reason behind the failure of Shah Rukh Khan starrer ‘Dilwale’ saying that it was his conviction that went wrong.
The director confessed that he didn’t make ‘Dilwale’ with conviction as a result of which the movie tanked at the box office.
In fact, he also revealed that the original script that he wrote was quite different from the movie and had more of a humour quotient.
The original story of ‘Dilwale’ revolved around three brothers and Kajol’s role was limited to just four-five scenes from the flashback.
Basically his idea was to show SRK-Kajol’s romance was “gone in 60 seconds type of past”. However, Rohit changed it later.
He confessed that no one influenced him to change the script, but he did it as he was scared with the SRK-Kajol’s on-screen chemistry. Rohit wanted to do just with their cult classic ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jaayenge’ and also to its fans.
“We went wrong in that. Conviction bina kuch nahin karna chahiye”, he added.
Shetty further rubbished the reports of him blaming SRK and Kajol’s pairing for ‘Dilwale’ debacle, and said that he would never say words like that. In fact, he was all praises for Shah Rukh and stated that Khan is one of the best producers and person he has ever worked with. He also mentioned that he continues sharing a good bond with the superstar.
Indeed, Rohit’s statement has put all the reports of his tiff with Shah Rukh post ‘Dilwale’ to rest.
On the other hand, Varun Dhawan also recently stated that may be he was also not at his best for ‘Dilwale’. However he did make it a point that doing this movie was a not a mistake for sure, as he got to work with legends like SRK and Kajol.
‘Dilwale’ was released on December 19, 2015 and witnessed a big clash with Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s periodical drama ‘Bajirao Mastani’ starring Deepika Padukone, Ranveer Singh and Priyanka Chopra.