Akshay Kumar takes the blame for his flop films

The Raksha Bandhan [2022] actor sportingly admits that when his films fail, he needs to introspect on the kind of films he chooses in future.

Akshay Kumar speaks during the trailer launch of Cuttputlli [2022] in Mumbai on 20 August, as Rakul Preet Singh looks on.

By Mayur Lookhar

Laxmii [2020], BellBottom [2021], Samrat Prithviraj [2022], Bachchhan Paandey [2022], Raksha Bandhan [2022]. They are all Akshay Kumar films, and all declared as duds.  Not just Kumar, but Bollywood has doled many duds this year leading to serious questions over the way forward for the Hindi film industry.

Akshay Kumar threw a surprise when out of nowhere, a new film titled Cuttputlli [2022] was announced that will stream directly on Disney+Hotstar. The trailer was launched in Mumbai today [20 August] where Kumar was asked about Bollywood’s struggling phase and whether it was safe to release a film on OTT [Over-The-Top] platform than in theatres?

Kumar stunned all with his honest admission and took the blame for his flop films.

“Films are not working. It is our fault, it is my fault,” Kumar said bluntly. The Cuttputlli [2022] actor went a step further by revealing that going forward, he needs to introspect on his choices.

“I have to make the changes. I have to understand what the audience wants. I want do my changes. I want to dismantle the way I think, what kind of films I should do. So, there is no one to blame but me.”

The seasoned actor also refused to buy the theory that OTT release is a safe bet.  

“There is no safe place. OTT also requires people to say that they liked the film, or disliked it. There is no safety. Here too media, critics, audience watch your film and judge it. You have to work hard. That’s it. Period,” quipped Kumar.

Cuttputlli [2022] is set to be released on 2 September on Disney+Hotstar.



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