Shirish Kunder, editor turned director, has been in the news more for controversies than his work. His tweet comment on Shah Rukh Khan’’s Ra.One distanced his wife choreographer cum director Farah Khan from SRK, with whom she made two hit films.
Even before the release of the film Joker, actor-producer akshay kumar kept his distance from Kunder and did not participate in the promotion of the film. Even Sonakshi Sinha was reluctant to promote the film.
For the screen pair of Akshay Kumar and Sonakshi Sinha, who gave a 100-crore-club film Rowdy Rathore, Kunder’s Joker was a big disappointment.
After Joker was declared a box office disaster, just after the morning show, Sajid Nadiadwala, dropped Kunder like a hot potato from his production — the Hindi remake of Telugu film Kick (2009) with Salman Khan.
Sources say that Kabir Khan who gave a massive hit with Ek Tha Tiger is likely to be roped in to direct the Kick remake.