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Kabir Khan on TUBELIGHT debacle: I am disappointed and disheartened

Everyone was expecting TUBELIGHT to do wonders at box office considering the fact that it was directed by Kabir Khan and Sallu bhai’s films releasing during Eid are always a hit. But contrary to everyone’s expectations the film was a huge disappointment not only for the critics but for the audience as well.

Its reception by the audience was so bad that Salman will now apparently pay back the losses faced by the distributors of this film.


In a recent interview to PTI director Kabir Khan was quoted saying as, “I am disappointed. 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.”

He added further, “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. 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”.

Irrespective of the film’s fate at box office it will remain special for him said Kabir.

Commenting on reports of Salman paying for the losses faced by distributors the director 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.”

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