Mahesh Bhatt takes on blame of ‘Mr. X’ failure
Mumbai: Mahesh Bhatt has taken the blame for the failure of his production venture “Mr. X”, saying he will not pin the reason behind film’s unimpressive business on Fox Star Studios, which marketed the movie.
There were rumours of a fallout between Fox Star Studios and Vishesh Films after the film, which brought a tale of an invisible man taking on the baddies on the silver screen, failed to impress critics and turned out to be damp squib at the box office.
Mahesh Bhatt took to micro-blogging site Twitter to clear the air on the issue.
“BLAME ME: It is content & content alone which is responsible for a film’s failure. ‘Mr. X’ bombed at the box office because of my content !!
“I will not pass the buck of the failure of Mr X to the Fox marketing team. We at Vishesh must take things in our stride & move on,” Bhatt tweeted.
Produced by Vishesh Films and directed by Vikram Bhatt, the film features Emraan Hashmi as an invisible man who seeks revenge for all the wrongs done to him. It also features Amyra Dastur and Arunoday Singh. It raked in Rs.14 crore in its opening weekend.
Vikram noted that no concrete result comes out of mud slinging, and said that a director’s job is to learn from mistakes.
“I know that any director who passes on the buck when his film does not do well, is no director at all. I fail and I learn,” Vikram tweeted.
He also stated that “It’s up to the Fox marketing to take their lessons from their failures or successes”.