Siddharth P Malhotra and Actor Junaid Khan reflect on challenges during release of film 'Maharaj'

Jul 01, 2024

Mumbai (Maharashtra), July 1 (ANI): In an exclusive interview with ANI on June 30, actor Junaid Khan and director Siddharth P Malhotra talked about the production of the film ‘Maharaj’ and the hurdles that film faced before its release. Directed by Sidharth P Malhotra and produced by YRF Entertainment, 'Maharaj' delves into the 1862 Maharaj Libel Case, starring Junaid Khan alongside Jaideep Ahlawat and Shalini Pandey, with a special appearance by Sharvari. Director Siddharth P Malhotra said, “The period of release was very painful. They say never judge a book by its cover, so our cover was just a poster and the judgement started from there. I cried a lot. But I am happy that now that the film has been released, it is being seen with the full intention for which it was made and it is now evident that there is nothing anti in it, it is pro-religion.” Actor Junaid Khan said, “I have been auditioning since 2017, I liked the story when Siddharth P Malhotra approached me for the film. I loved the script when it was narrated to me and I had faith that Siddharth P Malhotra will make such sensitive film properly.”