‘Script was written for Sunny Deol’: Director of Samrat Prithviraj expresses pain after box-office failure

Akshay Kumar’s ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ fell flat at the box office. Made in a budget of 250 crores, this film has hardly earned 60 crores in 12 days. It was expected that it would become the blockbuster film of Bollywood this year but it could not happen. With this film, Khiladi Kumar has hit a hat-trick of flops in 10 consecutive months.

Even the writer and director of the film Chandraprakash Dwivedi did not expect that the ending of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ would be so bad. He would not have imagined that the film whose story he took 18 years to write, would not be able to last 18 days in theatres. Now the director has expressed his pain.

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Dr. Chandraprakash Dwivedi has broken his silence on the flop of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’. He told in an interview with Times Internet that the story of the film was actually written keeping Sunny Deol in mind. 18 years ago, he himself was about to produce this film, but then he did not get support from the market. Expressing his grief, Dr. Dwivedi said that his film has been targeted politically, which is a big reason for its failure.

Continuing his point, the director of ‘Samrat Prithviraj’ said- “I would have liked it very much if historians questioned this film or told their story. Now because you do not want to hear the story according to me and are therefore dismissing it outright, it is completely wrong. History doesn’t work that way.”

Talking about the review of the film, Chandraprakash Dwivedi said, “We failed to understand the mood of the people.” He says, “We made the film on a big scale, but people could not connect with the film. Still don’t understand what is wrong with them. The writers did their work with utmost sincerity. We have not tampered with the facts of history. We understand this responsibility very well.”

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