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‘Those who answered my calls in a jiffy now let the phone ring out’
Ayear after its release, filmmaker Milap Zaveri has addressed the poor box office performance of the John Abraham-starrer Satyameva Jayate 2.
In a lengthy note he posted on Instagram yesterday, Zaveri wrote he takes “full and solo responsibility” for the movie’s failure. “One year since Satyameva Jayate 2 released and failed at the box office. We gave it our sweat, blood and tears in the middle of the pandemic. A huge cast and crew who were amazing. The film didn’t work commercially and I take full and solo responsibility for that. My conviction failed. But I will always be proud of it. I will always love and cherish the process of making it with the people I loved. This past year has been tough. One failure eclipsed the successes like
Zaveri revealed how people in the industry started ignoring him after the film didn’t do well. “Those who answered phones in a jiffy now let it ring out. Many lessons have been learnt, many walked away and many stood by me when the going was hard. But a phoenix always rises from the ashes. Like I once told someone, ‘Mujhme itna talent hai ki main apna ukhaad loonga’, and I will. Coz there are still many who believe in me, who still believe I will fight back and come back even stronger (sic),” he added.
Zaveri also thanked Abraham and the rest of the team for standing by him through the tough times. He wrote, “I truly have no regrets. If I have forgotten to mention or thank anyone, I apologise. Each and everyone of you are always in my heart. As a legendary senior director always tells me, ‘Milap! Hum unn mein se hain jo upar bhagwan ke paas jaakar bhi ek aur film bana hi lenge!’ See you again at the movies soon! That’s a promise.”