Almost three weeks after Thugs Of Hindostanreleased and tanked, actor Aamir Khan said at an event that he takes “full responsibility” for the film’s failure to impress the audience. Speaking at the Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest, the 53-year-old actor said: “I would like to say that I take full responsibility for Thugs Of Hindostan not working with the audience.” However, Aamir added that the film’s team had put in their best efforts for the magnum opus: “I think we went wrong. I would like to take full responsibility for that. You can be sure we tried our level best.” Directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, Thugs Of Hindostan was Aamir Khan’s Diwali release, the ensemble cast of which also included Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Shaikh.
During the interview, Aamir also confessed that he’s well aware that only a tiny section of the audience liked his film and that he would like to apologise to cinegoers for not being able to entertain as an actor. “Aur jo audience itni expectation se aayi hai meri film dekhne ke liye, I want to apologise to them also. Iss dafa maine 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.
When asked if Aamir considers the negative criticism was too harsh, he said an audience is free to react if they like or dislike a movie: “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.”