Filmmaker Hansal Mehta admitted his 2017 release ‘Simran’, starring Kangana Ranaut, was a mistake. He also compared the error in judgement to supporting politicians Anna Hazare and Arvind Kejriwal in the past.
“I supported him (Anna) in good faith. Like I later supported Arvind. I don’t regret it. All of us make mistakes. I made Simran [sic],” he tweeted.
The 2017 film is about a divorcee named Praful Patel who loses her savings in a gambling bout. She then takes a loan to set things straight, and when she is unable to repay it, she finds herself drawn into a life of crime.
The film, said to be based on a true story, faced controversy when screenwriter Apurva Asrani alleged that Ranaut, who has been credited as additional dialogue and story writer of the project, tried to discredit him by claiming she had developed the story with Mehta from a one-line script.
The film was a big flop at the box office.
Mehta’s last release was the sports drama ‘Chhalaang’, featuring Rajkummar Rao, Mohammed Zeeshan Ayyub, Nushrratt Bharuccha and Jatin Sarna. The film dropped on a Amazon Prime last year.