Aamir Khan today announced the winners of the first edition of the Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest. He was the jury member of the contest along with writer-director Rajkumar Hirani and screenwriters Anjum Rajabali and Juhi Chaturvedi. During the media interaction that followed Aamir spoke about the debacle of his last release the ambitious and super expensive Thugs of Hindostan which also starred Amitabh Bachchan, Fatima Sana Shaikh and Katrina Kaif. Aamir said that he is responsible for the film’s failure.
Talking about the box office failure and the negative reviews received by Thugs of Hindostan, Aamir said, “I take full responsibility for Thugs not working with the audience. I think we went wrong but I would like to take full responsibility. But somewhere we went wrong. There are some people who liked the film and we would like to thank them. But they are in minority. Most of the people didn’t like the film. Aur is baat ka hame ehsaas hai.”
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Aamir went on to apologize to the audience and said, “The audience which came with so many expectations to watch my film, I want to apologize to them also. That this time I couldn’t deliver, people who came with so much expectation didn’t enjoy. I am feeling bad that we were not able to entertain them. I am trying to come up.” Talking about audience’s reactions he said, “An audience is free to what they want to say about the film. But we certainly tried our level best. And I am feeling very bad that we did not succeed in entertaining the audience. Next time we will be more careful.”
He also said that he is extremely close with all his films and treat them like his own creation, like his babies, so even if they fail they are still his. Aamir is yet to announce his next film and is probably treading waters carefully.