Akshay Kumar is one of the finest and busiest actors in Bollywood. Recently Akshay has talked about the failure of his last three films. Akshay’s Bachchhan Paandey, Samrat Prithviraj, and even recently released Raksha Bandhan failed to bring the audience to the box office. On the trailer launch of his upcoming film Cuttputlli, Akshay Kumar opened up about his recent box office failures. Talking about the same, Akshay said,
“If my films are not working, it is our fault, it is my fault. I have to make the changes, I have to understand what the audience wants. I want to make changes, I want to dismantle my way of working and think what kind of films I should be doing. Nobody else is to be blamed but me.”
During the media interaction, Akshay was also asked whether actors are taking OTT projects over theatrical release to create a safe space for themselves as films are failing at the box office. He said,
“It is not safe; that also requires people to say if they like the trailer or not. Nothing is safe. It is not our safety net. Even here (on OTT), people are watching, the media is watching it, the critics are watching it, the audience is watching it, and they give feedback whether they like it or not. So, there’s nothing like creating a safe space; you have to work hard, period.”
Talking about his back-to-back releases, Akshay Kumar has a genuine reason. He said,
“During the pandemic, many films were made; while some were released, many couldn’t be released because theatres were shut, and there were many issues during the lockdown. Hum kaam karte rahein, filmein jamaa hoti rahi. I have four films ready which we couldn’t release in the last two years; if there was no pandemic, this wouldn’t be the scenario; there would be at least two to four months gap between my films.”
The trailer of Cuttputlli looks promising. Cuttputlli is a remake of the Tamil psychological thriller Ratsasan. It will be directly released on an OTT platform, Disney+ Hotstar.