Jimmy Shergill on Hrithik Roshan starrer Fighter’s underperformance at box office: ‘You have to be connected…’

In a recent interview, actor Jimmy Shergill, whose series Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond has been released, talked about the box office performance of the film Fighter.

Updated on Apr 26, 2024  |  09:36 AM IST |  128.2K
Jimmy Shergill on Hrithik Roshan starrer Fighter’s underperformance at box office: ‘You have to be connected…’
Jimmy Shergill discusses Hrithik Roshan starrer Fighter’s underperformance (Pic Courtesy: Jimmy Shergill, Hrithik Roshan Instagram)

Actor Jimmy Shergill has been preparing for the release of the web series Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond, which hit the OTT space today. It revolves around the airstrikes after the Pulwama attacks. 

The film Fighter, released in January 2024, was also based on the Balakot airstrikes. Jimmy has now opined why the Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer underperformed at the box office.

Jimmy Shergill comments on the box office performance of Hrithik Roshan starrer Fighter

In a recent interview with DNA, Jimmy Shergill opened up about the underperformance of Fighter. Emphasizing the importance of the connection between the story and the audience, he stated, "If you want to feel connected to the story, you should have characters that will make you feel connected. You have to be connected to the characters then automatically you will feel connected with the story." 

Jimmy also stressed the importance of correct facts and attention to detail.

Santosh Singh, director of the series Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond, also reflected on Figher’s box-office performance. He said that the story should have received more attention as the main focus. According to Santosh, if one does the story well, everything else falls into place.  


The director explained that no matter how much money is spent, the film will fail if the story lacks substance, because the connection with the audience is missing. He concluded, “A lot of people couldn't connect (with the story of Fighter), and connection bahut zaroori hai (connection is very important).”


More about Hrithik Roshan and Deepika Padukone starrer Fighter

In the film, Hrithik Roshan plays the role of Squadron Leader Shamsher Pathania, aka Patty. The stellar cast also includes Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, Akshay Oberoi, and Sanjeeda Shaikh. Rishabh Sawhney portrays the role of the antagonist.

Directed by Siddharth Anand, the film premiered in cinemas on January 25, 2024. The aerial action drama revolves around the lives of Indian Air Force officers and is packed with high-octane sequences. 

About the series Ranneeti: Balakot & Beyond

The show features Jimmy Shergill, Lara Dutta, Ashutosh Rana, and Ashish Vidyarthi in pivotal roles. Directed by Santosh Singh, the series can now be streamed on JioCinema.

ALSO READ: Fighter OTT Release: Here’s when and where you can watch Hrithik Roshan-Deepika Padukone starrer action drama

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