So, when Salman Khan himself was asked about what he feels of the importance of his film, and whether he’s able to take the criticism, he has a very positive response to the negative comments. “The critics were really good. I was expecting minus three and minus four, but they have given one-and-a-half rating apparently. I am pleased with that. Reports are that people can’t see me cry [in Tubelight]. So I asked, ‘Are they laughing’, and the answer was, ‘No, they are crying’. So I said, ‘Don’t worry about it’.”
The 51 year old actor continued, “As it is an Eid release, people have preconceived notions. They have gone to watch a certain film, but are getting to watch another one. This one’s emotional.” And when prodded about whether he is secretly miffed about the performance of his film, he brushes it aside. “I am not bothered,” comes the reply.
Tubelight was promoted on a number of popular platforms and received positive reviews from fans who watched the theatrical trailers and were happy about the innocent transition of Bhajrangi Bhaijaan. However, the numbers at the box office fall short of the enthusiasm of the audience. Tubelight released this past Friday, coinciding with the extended weekend for Eid.
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