Aamir Khan is referred to as Mr Perfectionist for a reason. The 53-year-old actor dives into any project with all his creativity and candour. From beefing up in Ghajini to learning the nuances of wrestling in Dangal, Aamir likes to get into the skin of the character. Unlike his contemporaries, he likes to work on one project a year, and it’s been the same drill for over a decade now.
So when Aamir plunged into Vijay Krishna Acharya’s Thugs of Hindostan, an action adventure based on Philip Meadows Taylor’s 1839 novel Confessions of a Thug, the excitement around the big-budget film was palpable.After the initial anticipation which helped Aamir’s latest release to become the biggest opener of 2018 by raking in Rs 52 crore at the ticket window, the numbers started to dwindle soon despite being released in 5000 screens across the country.
What began at Rs 52 crore on Thursday dipped to Rs 30.75 crore on Friday. The numbers took a further plunge at the box office as it came down to Rs 26 crore on Saturday. Though the film managed to cross the Rs 100-crore mark within three days of its release, Thugs of Hindostan can be called Aamir’s worst film in the recent times.