Bollywood megastar Aamir Khan has profusely apologised for Thugs of Hindostan not working with the audience. This was after his multi-starrer struggled to reach Rs 150 crore at the box office. His profuse apology has come days after Shah Rukh Khan had expressed his sadness on people’s criticism for Thugs of Hindostan.
Speaking to reporters, Aamir said that he took the full responsibility for the disappointing performance of his film. Stressing that he and his team had given their best efforts in the film, Aamir said, “I think we went wrong. I would like to take full responsibility for that. You can be sure we tried our level best.” The film also had Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh in lead roles. On its opening day, Thugs of Hindostan had smashed box office records when it collected more than Rs 50 crore in a single day. However, post Diwali, the film’s dismal performance started and it failed to regain the momentum.
Aamir said that he was aware that only a small minority of his fans had appreciated the film. “Aur jo audience itni expectation se aayi hai meri film dekhne ke liye, I want to apologise to them also. Iss dafa main unko entertain nahi kar paaya. Koshish humne puri ki thi. Lekin jo log itne expectation se aaye, unhe mazaa nahi aaya. So, I’m feeling very bad that we were not able to entertain them,” NDTV quoted him as saying.
The sadness in Aamir’s voice was evident even though he did his best to conceal his emotions. Not too long ago, his friend Shah Rukh Khan had explained just how hurtful it was to see people not appreciating Aamir’s latest release. Shah Rukh’s words were indicative of the pain Aamir had gone through as critics began to question his film-making skills. India Today had quoted Shah Rukh as saying, “I would like to say something. It’s a little personal and I don’t know whether it’s right to say it or not. This is something that’s saddened me and so I want to share it. When it happened to me personally, I wasn’t so sad, but this time I am.”
He had continued, “There are people who have given excellence to cinema for years. A film can be good, a film can be bad; none of us can ever claim ki maine duniya ki sabsi achchi film banayi hain. Mr Bachchan and Aamir have been people who have constantly contributed to the excellence of cinema.”
A close friend of Aamir had earlier told Janta Ka Reporter that Aamir did not charge for doing films, made under productions other than his own. Aamir, according to his friend, took share of the profit only after the film had recovered its cost.