Filmmaker Kabir Khan, who delivered two back-to-back blockbusters with Salman Khan in 2012’s Ek Tha Tiger and 2015’s Bajrangi Bhijaan, has expressed disappointment over the failure of their most recent film release ‘Tubelight’. The film was one of the bigger box office disappointments so far this year.
“You make a film with a lot of love and conviction and if it doesn’t do well the way it was expected to do, it’s disheartening. I am disappointed” Kabir was quoted as saying by the Press Trust of India (PTI).
Kabir also said every film cannot do business like the classic ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’, which went on to collect more than Rs 320 crore at the domestic box office. ‘Tubelight’ has collected 200 crore less, even though it was expected to ‘easily’ become the highest Hindi grosser of the year so far.
“We can’t expect every film to do the business like Bajrangi Bhaijaan. Every film of mine is put against Bajrangi Bhaijaan and it is unfair. I am extremely proud of Tubelight”
“It’s too early to analyse what went wrong with the film. Maybe people were not able to identify with the character of Salman. But I was happy with what Salman did and even he was playing this part” Kabir added.
‘Tubelight’ released in theatres during Eid this year.