Director Shashank Khaitan announced his much-awaited Ranbhoomi with Varun Dhawan in 2018. This movie sealed the third collaboration between Shashank and Varun, before this, the actor-director duo had delivered Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania (2014) and Badrinath Ki Dulhania (2017).
Although the movie has been getting delayed ever since and later it got shelved but the reason behind it remained unknown. Now, according to the mid-day reports the director has recently opened up about the reason behind this, the film’s astounding budget has compelled the makers to reconsider the project. “The film demanded world-class special effects and technology. As I started discussing with technicians, we realised that the budget was turning out to be humongous. It’s not easy [to recover costs] if you mount a big-budget movie. For every Baahubali that has done well, there are several other [expensive] movies that have not been successful. This puts a lot of pressure on the producers,” the director said.
Although the director has worked on three movies but still prefers to keep an eye on finances. “With such a large budget, I, as a director, had to be doubly sure that I am equipped to make the film. So, we unanimously decided to wait it out,” says Khaitan, who also produced Good Newwz last year. As the film premieres on Zee Cinema on 15th August, the filmmaker says, “Taking on the additional responsibility of a producer was a novel experience.”