When Mithai bombed at the box office making a poor collection in its opening weekend, Rahul Ramakrishna of Arjun Reddy and Bharat Ane Nenu fame took to Twitter to apologize to the audiences on the second day of the release itself. He shared that he had already predicted the result of the film during the shoot and expressed his disappointment over the same. He later went on to delete his post and disappeared from the social media site.
Now, the film’s director Prashanth Kumar has released an open statement, in what seems like an indirect dig on Rahul. Prashant has also agreed that the film was a big failure at the box office. He said, “Okays the verdict is out and My film has tanked, all the stakeholders have lost money. I raise my hand and take responsibility for the failure, somewhere audience failed to connect with the film. Solely my responsibility and no one’s else’s (sic).” He also added that no matter what, he is proud of Mithai.
He went on to speak about what might have been a sly dig at Rahul. “From the beginning, I used to tell to my crew if its hit we will have success party if it bombs we will have failure party. The cast has slowly started to dissociate themselves, which is pretty much understandable if a film is a hit 100 people come to take credit. If it bombs director is the lonely man standing I am not lonely my cameraman Ravivarman Neelamegam, my sound designer Sachin Sudhakaranand my music director Vivek Sagar and the direction department are standing with me. So I am not standing alone.”
Also starring Priyadarshi, Mithai is a comedy drama which released this Friday, February 22.