‘FILM’S SUCCESS DOESN’T DEPEND ON PROMOTIONS’
Actor Naseeruddin Shah believes that low key promotions can’t spoil a film’s prospects at the box office, and feels that his latest release will be received well by the audience
A successful film can become more so with promotions. But if any film does well, that’s because of its merits
Naseeruddin Shah, actor
Actor Naseeruddin Shah (left), lead actor of his latest film Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein feels that a film’s success does not depend on its promotion but merits.
“I don’t think any film can be successful with promotions. A successful film can become more successful with promotions. But if any film does well, that’s on the basis of its merits. So I’m hoping that with this film, this fact is proved,” he said about the film’s low-key promotion at a screening of the film.
The screening was attended by producer Karan Arora, director Manish Srivastav and other cast members including Naseeruddin and Anand Tiwari.
Naseeruddin, who is one of the most senior actors in the industry, also disputed the term “realistic”, saying that even his successful thriller A Wednesday was termed “realistic” but that wasn’t exactly the case. He also refuted comparisons with Talvar, claiming that there are numerous viewpoints in the film, like Roshomon.
“Charlie Kay Chakkar Mein story is very simple, but strangely it’s narrated in a complicated manner. Even this is an imaginary situation which may or may not be true. The treatment to the film is definitely very edgy and a thriller kind,” he said.