Saaho has been a commercial success at the global box office but has been regarded as a criticial failure by movie critics as well as many viewers, based on the storyline, acting and direction. The action-thriller films’ director Sujeeth has finally responded to all the criticism levelled at him since the release of his mega budget film, which stars Prabhas and Shraddha Kapoor in the lead roles. Mentioning that the film’s stars and producers had his back, Sujeeth expressed his disappointment with the way he had been treated since the film’s release on 30th August. In an interview, Sujeeth said he had been “treated harshly” as if he had “committed a crime.”
He also highlighted how he had been misquoted by the media as saying his fans in Bihar wanted to build a temple to honour him. Dismissing this completely, he said, “Please show me where I have said this. I never said this. One guy who has nothing to do with the film made this statement on YouTube. I would never make these kinds of statements. I know how ridiculous it sounds.”
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He added that temples were built for stars like Rajinikanth and Mammootty, and that he could “only be a devotee at the temple of great actors and great cinema.” The filmmaker revealed how he has been avoiding giving interviews and making public appearances due to the negativity surrounding Saaho and said there was no reason for people to target him in this way, irrespective of whether they loved the movie or hated it. Despite these harsh reviews and comments, Saaho has performed very well at the box office. As per the producers of the film, UV Creations, Saaho has earned over INR 400 crore worldwide in 10 days.