Shahrukh Khan comes in support of Aamir Khan after “Thugs of Hindostan” bombs at box office

By Arijit Saha with inputs from Hindustan Times

CHENNAI:Shahrukh Khan extended his sympathies for Aamir Khan and Amitabh Bachchan starrer “Thugs of Hindostan” which failed miserably at the box office and was trashed by critics.
In a recent interaction with the Telegraph, When he was asked about box office numbers and Aamir Khan’s film, Shah Rukh said that it was heartbreaking and also said that he thinks that some people have been a little too harsh.

He said, “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. 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, “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 (Thugs of Hindostan) 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.”

A still from Aamir Khan, Amitabh  Bachchan and Fatima Sana Sheikh starrer Thugs of Hindostan.

Shah Rukh also said that people needed to be a little less harsh. “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.”

The film has been subjected to extensive trolling on social media.


Twitter meme on “Thugs of Hindustan”.

Thugs of Hindostan has had a rough week at the box office and it does not look like the film will get back on track.