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EntertainmentWriter Hussain Dalal feels responsible for the failure of ‘Kalank’ 

Writer Hussain Dalal feels responsible for the failure of ‘Kalank’ 

Published: 21st Jul 2021 7:35 pm

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.

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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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