The highly anticipated film "Shaandaar", starring Shahid Kapoor and Alia Bhatt, that released last week, failed to make a mark for itself at the box office despite having released during the festive season.
According to reports, Shahid is fuming with the film's poor performance at the box office. Apparently, the actor was never convinced about the script but took the project for the sake of his close friend and "Shaandaar" co-producer Madhu Mantena.
"Look, he did the film for producer Madhu Mantena; Shahid and Madhu are close friends. Madhu was the only reason that Shahid overlooked the flimsy storyline in the first place. But now Shahid's feeling pretty angry about the whole debacle," a source told Deccan Chronicle.
However, according to the report, Shahid is more upset for his father Pankaj Kapoor as "Shaandaar" is his third consecutive box office failure after Vishal Bhardwaj's "Matru Ki Bijli Ka Mandola" and Homi Adajania's "Finding Fanny".
"Pankaj saab is very selective about the work he takes up, so even more than for himself, Shahid is upset that his father has to go through this (the panning of Shaandaar)," the source added.
Helmed by "Queen" director Vikas Bahl, "Shaandaar" was made on a budget of around Rs 60 crores. Although, the film earned a decent amount on the opening day, it witnessed a major drop on day two (approx Rs 7 crore) and fell even lower in just four days of release.