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KWK 7: Shahid Kapoor on 'Jersey's failure: I was really thinking that we should go straight to digital now

In today's episode of Koffee With Karan Season 7, Shahid Malhotra and Kiara Advani graced Karan's couch and spilled beans on their personal and professional lives.

Published: Wednesday,Aug 24, 2022 20:35 PM GMT-06:00
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Karan Johar's talk show has been the hot topic and has been fueling a lot of controversies and discussions as the celebs spill beans about their personal and professional lives. Today, it was the Kabir Singh duo, Shahid Kapoor and Kiara Advani who graced the couch and brewed some juicy conversations.

While both of the actors talked about their professional engagements and stints, Shahid was questioned by Karan, "Recently your film didn't perform to expectation. On a performance that was very largely loved and everyone said you were outstanding ,and actually coming from a performance that was National Award winning, was it tough for you to deal with how the film went at the box office, or did you just accept it for what it was and moved on because the climate is such?

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To this Shahid said, "Actually in December when we were supposed to release it on the 31st and we couldn't release, because Covid came in and Delhi got shut down. It literally happened 3 days before. All our marketing material was out and everything had been released and very clearly in my head in December, I asked myself,  "Am I thinking from my head or from my heart?" Because it was a film that was very close to our hearts and I was very emotionally involved in the character and the father-son dynamic had affected me personally as well. And my director and producer, Aman and Gautam, both of them were very keen that the film goes to the big screen. And when in December it didn't happen, I was really thinking that should we just straight go to digital now. Because its really difficult to repeatedly keep creating the hype around the film, especially when all your material is out and then unfortunately we released in April, which was not a great month for us because there was a certain mood and a certain type of cinema which the audience was watching and we had shifted our date multiple times by the time we released, but you are still optimistic and hopeful thinking that things will get sorted but it didn't work out like that and I feel maybe we didn't do the right thing on the film maybe the film needed to be protected."

Apart from this, Shahid also talked about how the climate has changed and how only certain kinds of films are only working in the theatres. 

Shahid has a couple of projects in the pipeline in the form of Amazon Prime Video's Farzi and Ali Abbas Zafar's film, Bloody Daddy.

Shahid Kapoor Kiara Advani Koffee With Karan Season 7 

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naadanmasakalli 3 months ago called it.. bhai Kuch original karo bohat maze loot liye south success ko ruin karke paise banane ke. tum kabhi knani jaisa perform kar hi nahi sakte thay
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