I Let People Down; Film Was a Flop: SRK on ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’

Shah Rukh shows some love for Aamir Khan. 

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SRK and Anushka Sharma in <i>Jab Harry Met Sejal</i>.&nbsp;
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Shah Rukh Khan got candid about his career in an interview with The Telegraph, especially his work on recent films like Ra One and Jab Harry Met Sejal. He said,

I let people down with ‘Jab Harry Met Sejal’, which was an utter flop.
Shah Rukh Khan, Actor

He went on to explain why he had chosen the film stating, “I just liked the fact that koi story nahin thi, sirf ek ring ke chakkar mein the two people (SRK’s Harry and Anushka Sharma’s Sejal) kheechey chale jaate hain… it was very organic, slice-of-life thi. The other day I met a director who mentioned the term ‘slice-of-life’ and I said, ‘Nahin, poora pumpkin do mujhe iss baar’.

SRK also defended Aamir Khan’s latest, Thugs of Hindostan, which has been uniformly panned by critics and has taken a hit at the box office as well. In the interview, he said that the attack against the film and its stars, Aamir and Amitabh Bachchan, were uncalled for.

“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. 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?”
Shah Rukh Khan

Shah Rukh added that a little more kindness wouldn’t hurt: “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. But one needs to be a little less harsh.”

(Source: The Telegraph)

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