Flops have become a trend of sorts these days, says actor Abhay Deol. Well, he can’t be far from the truth, as some big banners and star-driven vehicles have crumbled under their own weight.
King Khan decided to take a break after Zero sank without a trace, Aamir Khan took responsibility after Thugs of Hindostan left the distributors and audience cheated, and even Salman Khan reimbursed the distributors for the losses after Tubelight ‘fused’ within days of release.
The latest in the tribe of the ‘I-am-to-blame’ club is Karan Johar, who has said he should be the sole person to blame for Kalank. Karan added that he should have known better, being the older and experienced one, on what works in the industry and what doesn’t.
The filmmaker added that since he was attached to the project, he lost objectivity. He further said that it was wrong to blame the ensemble cast of Madhuri Dixit, Varun Dhawan, Alia Bhatt, Sonakhi Sinha, Sanjay Dutt and Aditya Roy Kapoor.
The filmmaker hopes to turn the tide in his favour with his forthcoming releases Good News, Brahamastra and Takht.
2018 had already proved that big banners and stars are no measure for box office numbers – at the end it was content that was king. The successes of Andha Dhun, Badhaai Ho, and the most recently released Uri are a case in point.