Thugs Of Hindostan had not received the reception all were hoping it would after it released during Diwali. From the second day onwards, the movie’s box office collection began to take a hit and it was deemed an unworthy movie by moviegoers who had watched it. Some had put the blame on the screenwriter and the director for its failure, but Aamir Khan, who had a major role in the movie, has come out to say that he was solely responsible for the failure.

The epic action-adventure film, which also starred actors Amitabh Bachchan, Katrina Kaif, Fatima Sana Shaikh among others, was written and directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, and produced by Aditya Chopra under his banner Yash Raj Films. The story, set in 1795, was about a band of thugs that take on the British East India Company and tries to free India from its grip.

After the movie failed to register a strong performance at the box office and was met with poor critical response, Aamir said that he took “full responsibility” for the film’s failure.

“I take full responsibility for Thugs not working with the audience. I think we went wrong but I would like to take full responsibility of that. You can be sure we tried our level best. We didn’t leave any stone unturned but somewhere we went wrong,” Aamir told reporters.

“There are some people, who liked the film, and we would like to thank them but they are in minority. Majority didn’t like the people and we realise this. The audience, which came with so much expectation to watch my film, I want to apologise to them also that this time I couldn’t entertain them. I am feeling very bad that we weren’t able to entertain them,” he added.

Aamir, who was speaking at the award ceremony of Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest, said he is not comfortable discussing in public about the reasons why the film failed as he treats his movies like his babies and they would remain his “even if they fail”.

He added that the film will now have its release in China next month and he looks forward to see how the film performs in the country.