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Shahid Kapoor Believes He Wasn’t The Only One Responsible For Rangoon’s Failure

Shahid Kapoor, in a recent interview with Filmfare, made it clear that he wasn’t the only one responsible for Rangoon failing. The film was his third project with director Vishal Bharadwaj, after Kaminey and Haider. 


Shahid felt that others factors led to the much-hyped film failing.

Rangoon as a film, had many energies and many people. I can’t take ownership of the film. I am happy my part was appreciated, but I am sad for the film not doing well,” he said.

“When a film doesn’t do the kind of business or get the appreciation it should get, it’s heartbreaking. I was fortunate that people liked me in Rangoon... Regardless of anything, people have liked my work in his films. I was happy I got recognised. But I am sure when we work together again we will do something great.”

His opinion on Rangoon resonates with what Kangana Ranaut had to say about the film’s failure a few months ago. Speaking to Mid-Day, the actress said she felt heartbroken, especially when a crucial scene of hers was axed. 


“I, for one, thought the film had all the ingredients to be a profitable business proposition. It [film’s failure] was heartbreaking. Before this film, every time people asked me if failure throws me back, I knew the answer was no. Do I go into a low zone? Well, this time around I was affected,” she said.

Made on a budget of Rs 80 crores, Rangoon managed to collect around Rs 41 crores, and was declared a box office failure. The film opened to a lukewarm response of Rs 6 crores, and to mostly mixed and unfavourable reviews by critics. 

Shahid Kapoor, meanwhile, will next be seen in Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Padmavati, acting alongside Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh. The film is scheduled to release in November this year.