Alia Bhatt opens up about Kalank
‘Kalank’ opened to a lot of hype surrounding it, however, almost all the reviews for the film were bad.
Doesn’t live up to the expectations… Writing, music, length play spoilsport… Few dramatic portions work… Second half engaging in parts… Good climax… Varun, Alia, Madhuri, Aditya, Kunal Kemmu top notch. #KalankReview pic.twitter.com/rJgyNi3Ain
— taran adarsh (@taran_adarsh) April 17, 2019
The film was endlessly hyped by Dharma Productions. From promotional events to song launches, a lot of money was put into this film. Beyond just the promotional aspects, the film itself cost a lot of money to produce, from the all-star cast to the extravagant sets. There was a lot riding on this film and a lot of expectations tied to it, which is why the bad reviews came as a massive shock.
In a recent interview, the actor was asked about how she felt about all the negative reviews for ‘Kalank’.
Alia said that the film industry is a creative industry and sometimes the risks you take either work out or they don’t. For her, ‘Kalank’ is a case of the latter. Her outlook is pretty reasonable on the entire matter.
“That’s when we learn, pick up the pieces and move on. It is not always sunshine. At times, it rains too. It is a learning experience for everybody”.
She goes on to say this; ‘Janta ki adalat sabse badi adalat hoti ha. And when the audience does not accept the film, it should not do well. That’s just the way it is. We just have to accept that fact and move on. We try not to disappoint them the next time’.
We rarely see actors own their flops.
It’s refreshing to see Alia Bhatt talk openly about the reaction to ‘Kalank’ so soon after it was released. She owns her mistake and seems to take it in her stride moving forward with her work in the Indian Film Industry. We often see actors refuse to comment if a film does bad, and the only time it does come up is years later on some kind of ‘tell-all’ interview.
In this interview, Alia also talks about Kangana Ranaut’s sister’s allegations against her father.
Unlike Kangana and her family, Alia Bhatt chose to take the high road. This is what she had to say about all what has transpired; “I don’t want to get into this. I want to be happy, positive, work hard and be a better version of myself every day. I should not pay attention to what people say or don’t say. Everybody has the right to say what they want to. I will be quiet. That’s my stand.”
What do you think of Alia Bhatt’s statement?
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