It’s no secret that Shaandaar has had anything but a “Shaandaar” run at the box office. The movie opened to bad reviews and the word of mouth led to a fall of audience interest as well. A source close to Shahid Kapoor revealed to Bollywood Hungama that the actor was already “skeptical” about the movie. He said,
He was never convinced about the script. He did the film for producer Madhu Mantena. The two are close friends. And he agreed to do the film in spite of the flimsy storyline for Madhu’s sake. But now Shahid is fuming. Because Shaandaar has not only failed to deliver the much-needed box office success to his career, it has also brought down the reputation of his father Pankaj Kapoor. Pankaj saab does very selective work. All his recent films have claimed to be quirky comedies. But have ended up being moronic mirthless worthless comedies. More than for himself, Shahid is upset for his dad.
Well, better to distance yourself from a project before the blame game begins, right?