Film screenplay and dialogue writer, and actor Hussain Dalal feels he is responsible for the ‘failure’ of the big-budget flop ‘Kalank’. The 2019 film, produced by Karan Johar, featured an all-star cast that included Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Aditya Roy Kapur, Sanjay Dutt, Madhuri Dixit, and Sonakshi Sinha. The film was directed by Abhishek Varman.
Hussain was last seen in the recent Amazon Prime film ‘Toofaan’.
In an interview with ‘Bollywood Hungama’, the writer-actor who wrote the dialogues for ‘Kalank’, said, “… Success is very intangible. You can’t see it; it’s only for the world… I’ve felt failure when a movie goes down.”
“For me, a big film went down two years ago; ‘Kalank’ went down. And the sense of responsibility you feel, that maybe you ruined it, that your writing was so bad that people couldn’t watch the film. Failure is a more tangible emotion for an artiste. Success is always in the perspective of others… Success is never for the artiste, it’s always in retrospect. Failure is a great teacher, it makes an artiste..,” he added.
About using poetic dialogues in the film, Hussain, who said he prefers naturalistic dialogues when compared to poetic kind, quipped, “I learned. I went overboard with the poetry. Perhaps if I had simplified it, I could have communicated better. ‘Kalank’ was so personal to me, such a beautiful story… I take full responsibility for maybe having ruined it a little bit with over-poetry…”
However, in separate instances, filmmaker Karan Johar was also seen claiming responsibility for the failure of ‘Kalank’.
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