Bollywood actor Akshay Kumar‘s last few films had poor run at the box office. Speaking about the same, the 54-year-old said he should be “blamed” for it and that he needs to “dismantle” the way he chooses scripts.

“Films are not working, it is our fault, my fault. I have to make the changes, understand what the audience wants. I want to dismantle the way I think and what kind of films I should do. Nobody should be blamed for it but me,” the actor said at the trailer launch for his upcoming film “Cuttputlli” on Saturday. 

The movie, directed by Ranjit M Tewari, will be releasing on Disney+ Hotstar on September 2.

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Kumar said going for a direct-to-digital release is not a “safety net” to protect films from becoming a possible box office failure.

“OTT is not a safe space. It also requires people to say ‘we like the film’ or ‘we don’t’. It’s not a safety net. Here also the film releases, and the media, people, critics, all of them watch it. One has to work hard and that’s it,” he added.

“Cuttputlli” is inspired by 2018 Tamil movie “Ratsasan” and also stars Rakul Preet Singh, Sargun Mehta and Chandrachur Singh in important roles.

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Akshay Kumar had three releases so far in 2022 – “Bachchan Pandey”, “Samrat Prithviraj” and “Raksha Bandhan”- all of which bombed at the box office. 

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“Raksha Bandhan”, which released alongside Aamir Khan’s “Laal Singh Chaddha” on August 11, received good reviews but failed to bring the audience to the theatres.

The actor has “Selfie” and “Ram Setu” in the pipeline.