Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan-starrer Thugs of Hindostan movie garnered much-needed hype in the Bollywood fraternity. After the trailer was released, people were of the opinion that Aamir Khan is trying to imitate Captain Jack Sparrow. But, Aamir Khan gave a bold statement adding that he hopes people to forget Jack Sparrow after watching his acting in the movie.
There were lots of expectations from the talented actor. It was promised to be one of the epic films this year but that wasn’t really meant to be as the fans were really disappointed after watching the movie. Despite being released on 7000 screens worldwide, Thugs of Hindostan struggled to make even Rs 150 crore at the ticket window.
At a recent press conference, Aamir Khan took full responsibility for the failure. The 53-year-old actor said, “I take the full responsibility of Thugs not working with the audience. You can be sure that we tried our level best but somewhere we went wrong.
There are a few people who liked the film. I would like to thank them. We realise that most of the people did not like the film. I want to apologise to fans that I couldn’t entertain them the way they wanted, though we did try our best.”
Earlier, Aamir had received support from his friend Shah Rukh Khan. The latter had said it was ‘heartbreaking’ and that people have been too ‘harsh’ on the movie. “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.
“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,” SRK added.
Shah Rukh said adding that Aamir and Amitabh have made a enormous contribution to cinema in their career. “The greatest contribution to Hindi cinema in the last 10 years has been from Aamir, and with Amitji, it’s been even longer. Now if a film of theirs (Thugs of Hindostan) doesn’t reach the level that you expected it to, does it take away from what they have done for cinema? I think some people have been a little too harsh. It’s heartbreaking. It doesn’t mean that their spirit is broken, they are all amazing artistes who will bounce back.”
“I also think that Thugs of Hindostan is fantastic. Sometimes we do go wrong, but Aamir has never done a film in which he hasn’t put in his best. I’ve known him for 20 years. And if there’s anyone who can put in even more effort than Aamir which Aamir will also agree it’s Amitji… and at this age! So they’ve come in with good hearts and great talent and tried to make a film which tries to open up a new genre,” SRK added.