MUMBAI • Bollywood celebrity Aamir Khan shouldn’t be blaming others for the box-office failure of his newest movie, Thugs Of Hindostan.
“I take full responsibility for Thugs not working with the audience. I think we went wrong, but I would like to take full responsibility for that,” he advised reporters on Monday at an awards ceremony tied to Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest.
“Somewhere, we went wrong. There are some people who liked the film and we would like to thank them, but they are in the minority. The majority didn’t like it and we realise this,” he added.
The film, which additionally stars one other cinema big, Amitabh Bachchan, and value $58 million to make, was launched over the current Diwali holiday interval.
It did nicely on opening day, however quickly sank from poor phrase of mouth and dangerous evaluations.
Latest figures present that it has made solely $29 million after 19 days of release.
Khan, 53, whose monitor document contains box-office hits Dangal (2016) and PK (2014), stated he felt “very bad” that he had let his followers down, reported the Times Of India.
“The audience came with so much expectation to watch my film. I want to apologise to them that this time, I couldn’t entertain them.”
While celebrity Shah Rukh Khan had commented that a number of the criticism lobbed at Thugs was overboard, Aamir Khan insisted that followers have been nonetheless entitled to their very own opinions.
But he didn’t need to deflect the blame to others, saying: “I am not comfortable discussing all of this publicly because I am very close to all my films. I treat them like my kids. So, even if they fail, they are mine,” he stated.
Still, China, the place Dangal did nicely, may recoup lost satisfaction.
“The China release is going to happen next month. So, let’s see what happens,” Aamir Khan stated.