Akshay Kumar is undoubtedly one of the biggest superstars in the country who has made a lot of success in recent years. His 2021 film Sooryavanshi was the one that broke the pandemic a few months ago, and became the highest grossing Bollywood film of the year. However, there was a time when some of his films did not work well not only in terms of BO collections but also received poor reviews from audiences and critics.
For the inexplicable, in 2013, Akki appeared in a sequel to Once Upon a Time in Mumbaai Dobara, experiencing a box office collision with Shah Rukh Khan’s Chennai Express. Not only did the film make catastrophic numbers, but it was also reported that producer Ekta Kapoor was quite upset with the film’s interpretation and promotions. In addition to Kumar, the film also stars Imran Khan and Sonakshi Sinha and is directed by Millan Luthria.
According to a report published by India Today in 2013, Akshay Kumar was quite upset by the fact that most critics did not give the film a decent rating. He was so upset with the reviews that he allegedly criticized even the film critics because they wrote their opinion instead of understanding what the audience wanted. He was of the opinion that the audience is never wrong and therefore, critics should write about the people who watch the film.
The same report suggests that Akshay Kumar even commented on the knowledge of some film critics at the time. He was reportedly of the opinion that some of them did not even know the basics of filmmaking and were therefore unable to understand what the intelligent viewers wanted to watch. He added at the end that, however, he respects the critics who have in mind the preferences of the spectators.
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