Bollywood filmmaker Rajkummar Hirani has launched a scathing attack on the “unacceptable” bar stool he designed for his forthcoming film ‘Bamboozle’ and its star Shah Rukh Khan.
“This is unacceptable.
I am not proud of it.
I have never made a stool like this.
This is a shameful act,” the director tweeted on Sunday.
In the film, a young boy, Raj, dreams of becoming a bar stool maker in Mumbai and gets a barstool maker’s job at a popular Indian restaurant.
“I want to create a better world for all people,” Raj says.
“That is my mission.”
The film, which will be released in January, was written by Hirani and director Bollywood veteran Naveen Patil and stars Shah Rukhs Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Salman Khan, Anushka Sharma and Ranveer Singh.
Hirani, who directed the film ‘Pune Express’, said in the tweet that he had been “bamboozled” by the “bar stool” he designed.
“He is one of the best makers in India.
I was inspired by his designs and his skill.
I didn’t think it was possible to make such a great design.
I thought it was impossible to make a stool that would make you feel comfortable and safe,” Hirani tweeted.
He added, “Bollywood is not for everyone.
There are many good ones.
I love it, but it is not right for a cinema director.
I will never make a bar stool again.
Please, tell your friends to watch my movie.”
The director’s tweet came just days after the release of ‘Pulau Jog’ and ‘Tata Prakash’, his debut feature, in which he is expected to play a police officer in the film.
“Pulak” is a story of a cop who is accused of murdering a criminal in an encounter, which he defends.
“Tata is the story of an officer who was murdered in an attempt to save his life.
This film is about the people’s struggle against the system,” the film said.
Pulai Jog, which was released in February, was criticised for being “too personal” and its plot “too simplistic”.