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Old Clip of Aamir Khan Talking About 'Flop Film' Linked to ‘Laal Singh Chaddha'

The old video shows Aamir Khan speaking about his 2018 release 'Thugs of Hindostan.'

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Edited By :Karan Mahadik

A video of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan saying that despite their best efforts, "we went wrong somewhere," that some people did not like the film, and that he assumes full responsibility for it is doing the rounds on social media.

Khan is heard saying, "We tried our best, but we went wrong somewhere. Some people have liked the film, and we're grateful for it, and we're glad that they liked it but they're in a minority. Most people have not liked our film and we are aware of it. So we have indeed gone wrong somewhere and I take full responsibility for it."

The video went viral after Khan's film Laal Singh Chaddha was released in theatres and several users on Twitter called for its boycott. The trend '#BoycottLaalSinghChaddha' went viral on the microblogging website.

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However, the clip is from 2018, when Aamir Khan spoke to the press about another one of his films titled Thugs of Hindostan, which did not perform well at the box office. He told the media that very few people had liked the film and had taken full responsibility for the movie's poor performance.

CLAIM

Several social media users have shared the short clip to claim that actor Aamir Khan spoke to the press regarding Laal Singh Chaddha's purported failure to perform well at the box office and assumed full responsibility for it.

The old video shows Aamir Khan speaking about his 2018 release 'Thugs of Hindostan.'

An archived version of this post can be accessed here.

(Source: Facebook/Screenshot)

Archives of similar social media posts can be seen here and here.

WHAT WE FOUND OUT

We conducted a keyword search for the actor's statements and came across a Business Standard report dated 26 November 2018, which carried a part of the statement in its headline.

The old video shows Aamir Khan speaking about his 2018 release 'Thugs of Hindostan.'

The article was published on 26 November 2018.

(Source: Business Standard/Altered by The Quint)

It mentioned that the actor had remarked on his 2018 film Thugs of Hindostan's poor performance at the box office and apologised to the audience for not being able to entertain them and live up to their expectations.

Another report by The New Indian Express from 2018 also carried the same statement. This report said that the project was Yash Raj Films' biggest production back then, with an estimated budget of Rs 300 crore. After its release on 8 November 2018, the film received negative reviews and faced audience backlash.

A search for the actor's statement on YouTube led us to a video by NDTV, in which the portion of the viral video can be seen after the 17-second mark.

Clearly, a 2018 video of Bollywood actor Aamir Khan speaking about his 2018 film Thugs of Hindostan's poor performance at the box office is being shared as a recent clip, to claim that he took responsibility for Laal Singh Chaddha's purported poor performance.

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Edited By :Karan Mahadik
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