Dhakad Producer Deepak Mukut has responded to several rumors about the film, including that he was forced to give up his office to repay loans and dues because the film did not perform well in theaters. In a new interview, Deepak also spoke about why the film didn’t do well at the box office. He also responded to reports that Dhaakad had a hard time getting OTT release due to poor box office performance. (Read also | Kangana Ranaut defends herself after Dhaakad’s failure at the box office†
Dhaakad, an action movie directed by Razneesh Ghai, was released in theaters on May 20 this year. the movie stars Kangana Ranaut, along with Saswata Chatterjee, Arjun Rampal and Divya Dutta in pivotal roles. The film is produced by Deepak and Sohel Maklai. The movie did poorly at the box office, not even crossing over 10 crore at the box office, according to some reports.
In an interview with Indian Express, Deepak clarified about retiring from his dues-paying office: “These are unfounded rumors and absolutely wrong. I have already made up the maximum loss and what is left will be recovered in due course. “
Speaking of the film’s performance at the box office, he said: “We had made Dhaakad with great conviction and it was a very well-made film. I don’t know what went wrong, but I’d like to believe that it’s people’s choice, what they accept and what they don’t and also what they want to see. But we think we’re proud to have made with conviction a good female-led spy action thriller, a genre less explored.”
Dhaakad witnessed a slow start at the box office and according to trade analyst Ramesh Bala made the film 50 lakh on opening day. #Dhaakad early estimates for All-India Day 1 is 50 Lakhs Nett,” he tweeted.
After Dhaakad failed at the box office, Kangana defended herself. She wrote on her Instagram stories: “2019 I gave Manikarnika 160 cr ka super hit, 2020 was covid year. 2021 I gave the biggest movie of my career Thalaivii that came on OTT and was a huge success. I see a lot of negativity but 2020 is the year of blockbuster lock-up hosting. And it’s not over yet…I’m hopeful about it.”
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