Filmmaker-choreographer Remo D’Souza has expressed his discontent at the way action thriller movie Race 3, directed by him and starring Salman Khan, did at the box-office. Despite it being the highest first day opener of 2018 in terms of box-office collection, the movie was mocked by film critics, and not only that, the public also made memes and jokes about it on social networking sites.
The latter part did not sit well with Remo, and during a recent press conference of Dance Plus season 4 he spoke about how he felt bad he was not able to make the movie reach the success he expected.
“As a director, I feel bad because I wasn’t able to take the film to a landmark where I have imagined before starting a film. At the same time, I think whatever responsibility was given to me, I tried to do my level best to make that film better and I did everything as per my capability,” IANS quoted him as saying.
Race 3. Photo Courtesy: Instagram/remodsouza
Remo feels that audience was the biggest deciding factor of the film, “Entire team of the film worked hard but I also think audience is the major deciding factor who determines success or failure of the film.”
He went on to reveal that Race 3 has been a learning experience for him and it has taught him when to put his foot down when required.
“I learnt two very important things after that film. Firstly, never work on a half-baked script, work on the script much harder before you roll the camera. And secondly, I have learnt to put my foot down when it’s needed, especially when creative difference happens. One can argue till one level, but not after that… So then, it’s better to put my foot down,” he stated.
Having started his career as a choreographer in 1995, Remo made his debut as a film director in 2011.