Ranbir Kapoor’s recently released film Shamshera received poor reviews and people even trolled the actor and director for it. However, now Sanjay Dutt has come in support of the actor and said that he will stand with the director Karan Malhotra despite the film failing to perform well at the box office.
A day after Karan addressed the film’s hatred and rage since its July 22 release, Sanjay addressed it as well, saying that the film will find its audience one day. Sanjay played the villain Daroga Shuddh Singh in the film.
On the first Thursday after the film’s release, Sanjay Dutt took to social media to express his feelings about its critical and commercial reception. He wrote a long note shared, “Shamshera is ours!” similar to how Karan had captioned his post “Shamshera is mine!”He also defended Ranbir Kapoor, who played his first double role in a film.
Sanjay’s note said about Shamshera, “It’s a movie made up of blood, sweat, and tears. It’s a dream that we brought on screen. Movies are made for the audience to relish. And every movie finds its viewers, sooner or later. Shamshera found a lot of people hating on it; some of the hate came from people who didn’t even watch it. I find it horrible that people don’t respect the hard work we all put in.”
Sanjay described Karan as one of the best directors he has worked with in his four-decade career, both as a filmmaker and as a person. He also recalled their collaboration on Karan’s 2012 film Agneepath, in which he played Kancha Cheena. Sanjay penned, “Karan is like family and success or failure aside, it will always be an honour to work with him. I stand by him always.”
In response to the criticism Ranbir is facing since the film’s release, Sanjay wrote, “It pains to see how people are so eager to spew hatred on the work of one of the most hardworking and talented actors of our times. Art and our commitment for it transcend the hate coming our way. The love we feel for the film and its people goes beyond everything that’s being said.” He concluded by quoting the famous song– “Baaki kuch toh log kahenge, logon ka kaam hai kehna! (People will say something or the other, it’s the job of people to say something).”