Abhishek Varman’s 2019 romance drama Kalank, which featured an ensemble cast including Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, and Sonakshi Sinha was disastrous at Box Office. The multi starrer film failed to impress the audience and critics alike. Now, in a recent interview with Bollywood Hungama, its writer Hussain Dalal has taken full responsibility for “having ruined the movie a little bit with his over-poetry.” The writer mentioned that he went overboard with the poetry.
“Perhaps if I had simplified it, I could have communicated better. Kalank was so personal to me, such a beautiful story, I take full responsibility for maybe having ruined it a little bit with over-poetry,” Hussain stated.
Hussain Dalal, who wrote the dialogues for Kalank, added, "For me, a big film went down two years ago; Kalank went down. And the sense of responsibility you feel, that maybe you ruined it, that your writing was so bad that people couldn't watch the film. Failure is a more tangible emotion for an artiste. Success is always in the perspective of others. Success is never for the artiste, it's always in retrospect. Failure is a great teacher, it makes an artiste.”
Earlier, while speaking with Hindustan Times, Karan Johar had taken complete responsibility for the film's failure. He opined that whenever a film fails, an entire group behind it is equally responsible. However, being the senior-most member of that group, he’d take complete responsibility as it was his failure more than anyone else.
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