Bollywood ‘trade analyst’ Taran Adarsh, who had predicted Akshay Kumar’s Prithviraj to be a huge commercial hit, has not been forced to eat humble pie as he issued a ‘rejected’ verdict. Adarsh is now facing widespread ridicule for his earlier attempts to declare the film a success mischievously.
Adarsh wrote on Twitter, “#SamratPrithviraj is rejected… The heavy budget on one hand and the poor outcome on the other, has sent shock waves within the industry… Fri 10.70 cr, Sat 12.60 cr, Sun 16.10 cr, Mon 5 cr, Tue 4.25 cr, Wed 3.60 cr, Thu 2.80 cr. Total: ₹ 55.05 cr. #India biz.”
Just before the film’s release, Adarsh had written, “#OneWordReview…#SamratPrithviraj: ENTHRALLING. Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️½ Captivating film that has scale, conflict, drama, romance, battle sequences and SOUL… Director Dr #ChandraprakashDwivedi narrates an epic tale with flourish… DON’T UNDERESTIMATE THIS FILM.”
As expected, eagle-eyed social media users wasted no time in exposing the so-called analyst by reminding him about his desperate attempts made earlier.
इस फ़िल्म की तारीफ़ में आपने जो-जो लिखा था, वह याद है कि मैं दिखाऊँ? आप समीक्षक लोग अपना काम ठीक से क्यों नहीं करते? जिस फ़िल्म का एक भी गाना नहीं चल पाया था, ट्रेलर हिट नहीं हुआ, एडवांस बुकिंग ख़राब थी, फिर भी आप लोग हिट कराने में जुटे थे। अक्षय के रोल को आप बेमिसाल बता रहे थे।
— Dilip Mandal (@Profdilipmandal) June 10, 2022
Prithviraj Day 7 box office collection: Even loyalist ‘trade analyst’ dumps Akshay Kumar as film bombs.https://t.co/qcxftZf6eW
— PUNEET VIZH (@Puneetvizh) June 10, 2022
If akshay had not gone about making it a Hindu-Muslim issue, the movie could have earned much more. Why antagonize a big part of population when you have spent so much on a movie?
— Rohit Chadha (@ChadhaRohit1) June 10, 2022
Adrash was seen making desperate attempts in giving positive spins to poor box office collections through his tweets in the past. However, now he has finally admitted that the film has been a massive disaster.
Prithviraj, which is the debut film for former Miss World Manushi Chhillar, also featured Sanjay Dutt and Sonu Sood among others. Akshay and Manushi had visited several temples around the country ahead of the film’s release. Akshay had to face public ire for indulging in propaganda through his hate speech as he attempted to make it Hindus vs Muslims. In one interview, he had sensationally alleged that Indian textbooks did not include chapters on Hindu rulers as much as they paid attention to Mughal rulers.
Akshay was widely condemned for his mischief as netizens reminded him how they’ve all learned about every past ruler regardless of their religious background in their schools.