Kabir Khan has broken his silence on the debacle of his last release Tubelight. The director’s third collaboration with Salman Khan did not get expected response at the Box Office. Speaking about the performance of Tubelight at the Box Office, Kabir Khan said it was disheartening and disappointing. He added the movie will always be special to him despite the performance at the Box Office.
“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,” Kabir Khan told an agency. When asked what he thinks went wrong with the movie, Kabir said it was too early to analyze it. He said, “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 Khan also urged to not compare Tubelight and Bajrangi Bhaijaan. The latter did incredibly well at the Box Office, earning more than Rs 600 crore worldwide. Obviously, comparisons between the two were drawn. To this, Kabir said, “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.”
Recently, there were reports that Salman Khan will compensate the distributors after Tubelight’s debacle. When asked to react on this, Kabir Khan said, “I am not a producer, I am a line producer of the film. I can’t talk about it as it’s about business. I think it is a great thing. It’s a good gesture by Salman. (But) For the film itself the cost is successful.”
Tubelight which released on June 23 earned around Rs 120 crore at the Box Office.