Peo­ple have con­nected to our movie: Shashank Khai­tan on Dhadak suc­cess

Hindustan Times ST (Jaipur) - Hindustan Times (Jaipur) - City - - Front Page - Juhi Chakraborty

He has tasted im­mense suc­cess with his Dul­ha­nia fran­chise and di­rec­tor Shashank Khai­tan has once again hit the bulls­eye with his lat­est re­lease, Dhadak. With this suc­cess, he now has a hat-trick of vic­to­ries at the box of­fice. The film star­ring Jan­hvi Kapoor and Ishaan Khat­ter, col­lected `8.71 crore on the first day. Pro­duced by Dharma Pro­duc­tions and Zee Stu­dios, it has got the big­gest open­ing for a film star­ring new­com­ers in re­cent times. This has beat the record held by Stu­dent of the Year (2012), which col­lected about `8 crore on its first day. Talk­ing about the suc­cess, of this adap­ta­tion of the Marathi hit, Sairat, Shashank says, “Peo­ple are con­nect­ing to the in­no­cence of the char­ac­ters. There are some things that we have done dif­fer­ently from the orig­i­nal, and peo­ple have been ap­pre­ci­at­ing that.” Like his other films, this time too, Shashank’s un­der­stand­ing of heart­land ro­mances, strong di­a­logues, and soul­ful mu­sic has cre­ated magic. Ishaan and Jan­hvi’s por­tray­als of Mad­hukar and Parthavi, re­spec­tively, have con­nected with the au­di­ences and they are re­ceiv­ing a lot of love. “I re­act to sto­ries that come from my heart. I tell sto­ries the way I have seen them grow­ing up,” says Shashank, who can now be counted among the most suc­cess­ful com­mer­cial di­rec­tors in Bol­ly­wood. There was al­ways a lot of buzz around the film, and Ishaan and Jan­hvi left no stones un­turned to pro­mote it. Their ef­forts have paid off, as they are re­ceiv­ing a lot of pos­i­tive com­ments.

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