Rohit Shetty’s 2008 directorial Golmaal Returns was a blockbuster and it did well even at the box office. A part of Shetty’s successful comedy franchise, Golmaal starring Ajay Devgn, Kareena Kapoor, Tusshar Kapoor and Arshad Warsi, Shetty says he knew that it was a crap film.
While speaking at a panel discussion at the Jio MAMI Mumbai Film Festival, Shetty said that he can sense it when his film goes wrong.
“I start getting that feeling when you are going wrong. My films are hardcore commercial films catering to a particular audience. So, you start getting that feeling that it won’t work at that level. I have been right about it twice or thrice,” he said.
When quizzed about how he manages to get back to making films after his films bomb at the box office, who has given hits like Chennai Express, starring Shah Rukh Khan said, “We rectify ourselves. What all went wrong. Even if it is a hit, the whole team sits together and we introspect. ‘Golmaal Returns’ was the biggest hit of those days, in 2008. But we knew, it’s a crap film.”
Speaking about films that didn’t do well at the box office, including his last release in 2015, Dilwale, he said, “In Singham Returns, the character went wrong. In Dilwale, the whole Kajol-Shah Rukh story went wrong. You come to know where you are going wrong. And then you rectify and move forward.”
Dilwale saw the iconic pairing of Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol on the silver screen after 5 years of My Name is Khan release.