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Akshay Kumar told me he’ll go back to doing 'non-controversial' films if Samrat Prithviraj failed, says director

The Chandraprakash Dwivedi directorial also starred Manushi Chhillar, Sonu Sood and Sanjay Dutt.

  • Shilpa S

Last Updated: 08.52 AM, Jun 14, 2022

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Akshay Kumar told me he’ll go back to doing 'non-controversial' films if Samrat Prithviraj failed, says director

Akshay Kumar’s historical drama Samrat Prithviraj did not seem to live up to the hype. The film witnessed a disappointing box office run, and there are already reports that the movie could head for an early OTT release. Director Chandraprakash Dwivedi opened up about the impacts of a film’s failure on its makers.

In conversation with Navbharat Times, the director talked about how Samrat Prithviraj was one of Yash Raj Films’ first historical productions. Talking about how a film’s failure would ‘dishearten’ its producers, Dwivedi said that the success of a film decided whether or not the producers would make more films of the same nature. Otherwise they would go back to doing the kind of films they usually did.

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The director also revealed that Akshay Kumar had talked about what he would do if Samrat Prithviraj did not do well. Kumar had said that he would go back to doing films like Rowdy Rathore and Housefull if Samrat Prithviraj had not been successful. Dwivedi also added that Kumar had said that he would go back to doing non-controversial films if that is what audiences wanted.

Samrat Prithviraj is witnessing a dismal run at the box office. The film,which was released on June 3, minted less than Rs 65 crores domestically as of Monday, and is not expected to reach the Rs 100 crore mark. The movie, which was reportedly made on a budget exceeding Rs 200 crores, will be released on Amazon Prime Video after its theatrical run. In addition to Kumar, the film also starred Manushi Chhillar, Sonu Sood, Sanjay Dutt, Manav Vij, Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar.

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