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Dhaakad Producer On Kangana Ranaut’s Film’s Box Office Failure: I’m Not Sure What Went Wrong


The 2022 film Dhaakad, starring Kangana Ranaut, was among the most anticipated. While critics and audiences panned it upon its release, it also failed to perform well at the box office. According to reports, the film, which was made on a massive scale with a budget of around Rs 85 Crore, only made a lifetime collection of Rs 4 Crore.

In a recent interview with Indian Express, the film’s producer Deepak Mukut of Soham Rockstar Entertainment discussed the film’s failure.

When asked about Dhaakad’s poor box office performance, Deepak stated, “We had worked very hard on Dhaakad, and it was a very well-made film. I’m not sure what went wrong, but I’d like to believe that it’s up to the people to decide what they accept and what they don’t, as well as what they want to watch. However, we are proud to have created a good, female-led spy action thriller, a genre less explored, with conviction.”

He also denied rumors that he was going to sell his office to pay off debts incurred as a result of Dhaakad’s flop show.

Mukut was reported to have said, “These are false rumors with no foundation. I have already recovered the majority of my losses, and whatever remains will be recovered in due course.”

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Furthermore, there were reports in the media that Dhaakad struggled to get an OTT release due to its poor box office performance. In response, the film’s producer stated, “It is completely false. I’ve received numerous offers, and we are completely confident in our project. Zee5 purchased the film after it was released.”

When Dhaakad failed to make it to the box office, Kangana Ranaut responded to the disappointment with a mysterious Instagram story. She had posted a screenshot of an article in which she was referred to as the “Box Office Queen of India” and had written, “In 2019, I have Manikarnika, a film worth 160 crores. 2020 was Covid year, and in 2021, I have the biggest film of my career, Thalaivii, which was a huge success on OTT. There is a lot of curated negativity, but 2022 is the year of blockbuster Lock Up, and it isn’t over yet. I have high hopes for it.”