Aamir Khan responds to harsh criticism on Thugs of Hindostan
Bollywood star Aamir Khan feels the audience had the right to take out their frustration when his film Thugs of Hindostan crashed at the box office.
The India film starring India’s biggest names such as Amitabh Bachchan, Aamir Khan, Katrinfa Kaif met with harsh criticism and hilarious memes after its release in 2018.
“I’ve met a lot of people who told me they liked the film. But I don’t judge these things. I think the audience has full right to say exactly what they want and they can be harsh in their criticism, that’s their right. If there was a certain amount of harshness, so be it,” Aamir Khan said in his statement to Indian news agency IANS.
“Also, I didn’t give a flop film in a long time! So people got an opportunity to take out their anger, which is good too. It’s been years since I have had a failure,” he quipped.
The actor said he doesn’t need to forgive director Vijay Krishna Acharya for the film’s failure.
“Every director that I work with, they are good and their intentions are good. We all aim to make a good film but sometimes it doesn’t happen. Filmmaking is difficult. I’m a team player. If my director has gone wrong, I’ve gone wrong with him,” Aamir said in a group interview to IANS.
“I don’t mind failing with my director on his or her instincts. I don’t have a problem. I believe in the director and if he has gone wrong, I have too. We will learn from our mistakes,” he added.
Released during Diwali last year, Thugs of Hindostan featured an ensemble including Aamir Khan, Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif and Fatima Sana Sheikh.