Producer Manish Shah has the rights to the film’s Hindi-dubbed version with Kartik Aryan. He was looking forward to the release of the film in theaters.
But, after a meeting with the makers of ‘Shehzada’, the theatrical release of the film got canceled. In a recent interaction with India Today, Manish revealed that Kartik Aryan threatened to quit ‘Shehzada’ if ‘Ala Vaikunta Perumal’ was released in Hindi. Yes, you read that right.
He told the news portal that the makers of ‘Shehzada’ were not keen to release the Hindi version in cinemas. He further revealed that Kartik had said if the movie was released in theaters, he would walk out of the film. This would cause the producers a loss of Rs 40 crore. The producer said it was extremely unprofessional of him.
He also revealed the reason behind stopping Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo’s Hindi version from releasing in theaters. He said that he has known ‘Shehzada’ producers for 10 years. He cannot have people who are close to him lose Rs 40 crore, so he had to drop it. But even after that, he ended up losing Rs 20 crore that he had spent on dubbing. He also stated that he wanted this film to be bigger than ‘Pushpa: The Rise’. If he does not release the film he will lose money so now he decided to release it on his channel.
He also said that he would not have done anything for Kartik, he only did this because of Allu Arvind.
Shehzada Makers Defend Kartik Aryan:
Shehzada producer Bhushan Kumar and director Rohit Dhawan have come out in Kartik Aaryan’s defense after Ala Vaikunthapurramulo producer Manish Shah accused him of being unprofessional
After Bollywood actor Kartik Aaryan was accused of extremely unprofessional behavior by Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo producer Manish Shah, T-Series head Bhushan Kumar has come out in Kartik’s defense and called him “one of the most professional actors” he has ever worked with.
Shah had earlier said that Aaryan had threatened to walk out of Shehzada, the Hindi adaptation of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, if the Allu Arjun film was released with Hindi dubbing in theaters and claimed that he lost Rs 20 crore because of the same. Bhushan has rejected the statement and said that it was not Kartik, but the producers of Shehzada, who felt that their film should release in theaters before the Hindi dubbed version of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo.
Bhushan mentioned in his statement that “release of the film is always the producers’ decision and not the actor.” Bhushan’s statement read, “We, the producers, felt that Shehzada should release in theater first and not the Hindi version of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, hence we requested Goldmines not to release the Hindi version, and release of the film is always the producers’ decision and not the actor. I have known Kartik since the beginning of his career. We have done multiple films together. He is one of the most professional actors I have worked with.”
Shehzada director Rohit Dhawan said that Kartik’s intent for Shehzada is “unquestionable.” “Kartik’s intent and excitement for Shehzada is unquestionable. It’s been a joy working with him. As director and actor, we share a solid bond and nothing can come in the way of our love for the film,” his statement read.
Producer Aman Gill shared in his statement, “After finding out about the Hindi Version release of Ala Vaikunthapurramuloo, we the producers, on our own, requested Manish ji to not release it. Kartik is going all out for Shehzada as an actor and only discusses how he can contribute to make this the biggest film for everyone involved, he is one of the most dedicated actors in the industry.”
In a conversation, Manish Shah said, “Kartik Aaryan said if the movie was released in theaters, he would walk out of the film, which would have caused Shehzada producers a loss of Rs 40 crores. It was extremely unprofessional of him.”
Apart from Shehzada, Kartik Aaryan is looking forward to the release of Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, Captain India and Freddy.