"We should accept victory and defeat with the same amount of happiness with which the film is made. You should be sad when you didn't give it your best or didn't work hard enough," the 69-year-old said here on Sunday at a spiritual gathering.
"Ups and downs are a part of life. But I am happy that I made something good, never mind if it didn't work," he added.
Kaanchi stars Mishti, Kartik Aryan, Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor. The film talks about the ills plaguing the society.