Kabir Khan recently helmed Salman Khan starrer Tubelight which released on Eid. The duo has earlier given two blockbusters, Ek Tha Tiger and Bajrangi Bhaijaan so the expectations were huge. However Tubelight has failed to impress the critics and the audience. The film was a big failure at the box office.
Talking about it Kabir Khan says, "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.”
The filmmaker, however, says Tubelight will always remain special irrespective of what response it received at the box office. “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”. Recently, it was reported that Salman would refund distributors to compensate for the losses incurred by Tubelight.
Recently, it was reported that Salman would refund distributors to compensate for the losses incurred by Tubelight. When asked about it, Kabir says, “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.”'