Shah Rukh Khan extend support to Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ (Photo: File Photo)
Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan which was one of the biggest anticipated drama film went awry in contrary to fan’s expectations. Uniting Bollywood’s biggest stars for the first time, Amitabh Bachchan and Aamir Khan’s Thugs Of Hindostan was a slop botch to Johny Depp’s, Pirates of the Caribbean.
While fans and critics have given one of the worst reviews to the most awaited movie, Shah Rukh Khan as an actor himself has more to say about the pirate flick fiasco.
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The movie which was made on a 300-crore budget has continued to dwindle down with just over 250 crore at the first week of Diwali release.
King Khan, who is also a close friend of Aamir Khan shares the agony of this actor friend. He said that people’s response on the film have been too harsh which is heart-breaking to see. He added, "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," the Zero actor said, as quoted by India Today.
"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," he added.
Shah Rukh further said, "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 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."
"But one needs to be a little less harsh. I think Stree was fabulous and we need to make 20,000 films like that. But 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."
While praising Aamir for attempting an action-adventure film like Thugs of Hindostan, Shah Rukh said, "I may be speaking out of turn, but just like we have embraced Stree, we need to give some leeway to films like Thugs, that attempt something different. An adventure film has not been made in India in decades probably Parasmani (1963) in black and white was the last one."
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"Thugs has tried to introduce this genre and kabhi kabhi upar neeche ho sakta hai. But the fact remains that in our cinema, we haven’t made an Indiana Jones and screw the comparison yaar, humne Pirates of the Caribbean bhi nahin banayi. So props to them for the attempt," the actor further went on to say.
Well, Thugs Of Hindostan opened on a good note and made Rs 52 crore. However, its numbers sinked by the end of the week.
The total collection of the film so far has been Rs 133.75 crore.