Shamshera was expected to do well at the box office for many reasons. Not only did the film mark Ranbir Kapoor’s return to the big screen after 4 years, but the trailers and promos promised a spectacle. However, contrary to the anticipation, the film has tanked miserably at collecting the expected BO money. Karan Malhotra, who directed the film, addressed the failure in an Instagram post. 

The director penned an emotional note for his followers, talking about how difficult it was for him to handle the hate and rage that followed after the film’s release. He went on to apologise for being MIA and said that no matter what, the film will always remain majestic for him. 

Captioned as, “Shamshera is mine,” his note reads, “My Dearest Shamshera , you are majestic the way you are. It is important for me to express myself on this platform because here is where all the love, the hate, the celebration and the humiliation exists for you. I want to unimaginably apologise to you for abandoning you for these past few days as I could not handle the hate and rage.”

“My withdrawal was my weakness and there are no excuses for it. But now I am here, standing beside you hand in hand feeling proud and honoured that you are mine. Will face everything together, the good the bad and the ugly. And a huge shout out to the Shamshera family, the cast and crew of Shamshera. The love, the blessings and the concern that has been showered upon us are the most precious and nobody can take that away from us,” he concluded.

Talking about Shamshera’s Box Office collection, the film recorded a huge drop of 65% on Monday. The numbers further dropped on its fifth day at the box office, having amassed only ₹2.50 crore. Its total collection now, stands at ₹36 crores. The film was released in Hindi, Tamil and Telugu.

(Featured Image Credits: Twitter @karanmalhotra)