After three weeks of its release, Aamir Khan took “full responsibility” of the ‘Thugs Of Hindostan‘ failure at an event. The actor, at Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest, said, “I would like to say that I take full responsibility for Thugs Of Hindostan not working with the audience.”
However, he also added that he did his level best, but failed to entertain the audience. “I think we went wrong. I would like to take full responsibility for that. You can be sure we tried our level best.” he said.
During the interview Aamir apologised to the audience who went to theatres with high expectations. He confessed that very small section of the audience, liked the film but majority didn’t like it. “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,” he told reporters at the event.
After receiving harsh negative comments, Aamir said, “I feel an audience is free to say what they want to say about the film. What I can say is that we certainly tried our level best.”
The film released on Diwali with grand opening of Rs 50.75 crores but the numbers gradually decreased with each passing day. The film only managed to earn Rs. 149.42 crore in two weeks.
Hailing Aamir Khan’s statement of taking responsibility of his fim’s failure, biz analyst Taran Adarsh tweeted, “Very brave and courageous of Aamir Khan to admit #TOH is a failure and take the onus on himself… Very few people associated with a dud would accept that *on a public platform*… In the past, I have seen actors/filmmakers come up with hazaar excuses…”