The huge failure of Thugs of Hindostan came as a shocker to many. No one had expected that a film made on a budget of over Rs 250 crore and that which stars two of Hindi cinema’s biggest icons will meet a poor fate at the box-office.
Thugs of Hindostan, starring Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif in the lead roles, has failed but still somehow managed to hit the Rs 150 crore-club after a 17-day run, which is appalling, to say the least.
Aamir Khan, speaking at an event in Mumbai, said "I think we went wrong and I would like to take full responsibility for that. We tried very hard to make a good film and we didn't hold back from putting in our entire effort, but somewhere or the other we went wrong. There are people who have liked the film and we are thankful to them, but they are in a minority. Most people didn't like our film -- we are aware of that."
"Audience is free to say what they feel about the film. What I can say is that we certainly tried our level best and I am feeling really bad that we didn't succeed in entertaining the audience. So, next time we will try harder," he added
Aamir’s acknowledgement of the box-office failure is receiving praise from all over. Twitterati, in particular, has applauded Aamir for his honesty and courage. The micro-blogging website is filled with posts in all praise for the actor, take a look:
#AamirKhan shows grt character in apologizing to his fans and audience for the failure of #ThugsOfHindostan and admitting that the majority didn't like the film.— Kaushik LM (@LMKMovieManiac) November 27, 2018
“I take full responsibility for #Thugs not working with the audience." - @aamir_khan.. Man
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Credit to #AamirKhan for accepting and going as far as taking the responsibility for the failure of his film...expect him to be more watertight with his scripts even though he already is. #ThugsOfHindostan #TOH— movieman (@movieman777) November 27, 2018