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Why Is Aamir Khan Taking Responsibility For Thugs Failure? Director Gagged



In a rather strange extension  of an actor’s  jurisdiction Aamir Khan has come forward claiming  responsibility and apologizing to the public  for  disappointing them  in his latest release The Thugs Of Hindostan.

While outwardly this seems like a magnanimous gesture the motive behind the film’s actor coming forward  to  claim  responsibility for  its failure , seems indeterminate.

“In what capacity  is  he apologizing for the film’s failure? He is neither the producer  nor the director of Thugs . So is this Mr Aamir Khan’s way  of acknowledging that he  was ghost-directing the  film all along?” asks  a  prolific filmmaker who has been associated with Aamir in  the past.

Sources at Yash Raj films say Thugs Of Hindostan director is given gag orders  by  the film’s producer  Aditya Chopra.

“Victor(director Vijay Krishna Acharya)  has been told  to  keep absolutely quiet  to all queries  about  the  failure  of Thugs Of Hindostan,” says a well-informed  source.

Reacting  to  Aamir’s public self-flagellation trade analyst Amod Mehra says, “If Aamir feels that the success of his films is due to his capability of choosing the right subject then it’s but natural he should also take blame for the failure of Thugs as his judgement went wrong.”

Adds Atul Mohan(editor  Complete Cinema),  “Obviously…only Aamir is to be blamed.Whenever an Aamir Khan film becomes hit we hear stories that how Aamir has been involved right from scripting to execution to marketing to distribution. We get to see his dedication in videos released of his makeover to get into the character. So was he sleeping here? He has attained the tag of Mr. Perfectionist due to his detailed involvement in all departments. You may go wrong sometimes. People felt disappointed and cheated as they expected a better product here. Aamir should be respected for accepting his mistake for going wrong with this  project.”

Adds Film & Trade Business analyst  Girish Johar, “A film project is a collective effort but when a lead star of the stature of Aamir Khan is in the film, all eyes are on him.He has a humongous credibility which he brings onto his project. It is brought  and created by him only as he is a huge star. Now taking the onus of the failure of Thugs Of Hindostan does not belittle him at all. It’s good that he has acknowledged it. No one can guarantee success but by this apology Aamir has maintained his legacy and credibility and  his fans now look upon his next outing with equal zeal ahead.”

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