Kangana Ranaut claims ‘Dhaakad’ is a victim of negative PR

Kangana Ranaut wants to know why critics are pointing fingers at Dhaakad and not saying anything about JugJugg Jeeyo and Gangubai Kathiawadi.

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"No one is talking about these big disasters."

Kangana Ranaut impressed audiences with her stellar performance in Manikarnika: The Queen of Jhansi.

She was last seen in an action film titled Dhaakad. However, much to her dismay, her latest outing bombed at the box office.

Now, she’s hitting back at reports claiming why her film did not fare well at the box office.

Kangana wrote: “My producer Deepak Mukut hasn’t sold his office.

“He even said he recovered all his costs yet negative PR doesn’t stop. If you want to attack, have the courage to attack from the front.”

Sharing a screengrab of a fringe website’s story calling films such as Radhe Shyam, Gangubai Kathiawadi, JugJugg Jeeyo and 83 box office flops, she added:

“Every day I wake up to hundreds of articles of Dhaakad being a flop and no one is talking about these big disasters. Any specific reason?”

As of July 2022, the Sanjay Leela Bhansali directorial has minted over 2 billion at the box office while Jugjugg Jeeyo has collected around 750 million.

In his interview with The Indian Express, Mukut claimed to have recovered his costs with the film.

He said: “We had made Dhaakad with a lot of conviction and it was a very well-made film.

“I don’t know what went wrong but I would like to believe that it’s people’s choice, what they accept and what they do not and what they want to watch as well.

“But according to us, we feel proud to have made a good, female-led spy action thriller, a genre less explored, with good conviction.”

According to Bollywood Hungama, Kangana Ranaut’s Dhaakad has ended its run at the box office with disastrous collections across India.

The publication shared: “It failed to even earn INR3 crores in its lifetime, thereby proving to be one of the biggest disasters of Indian cinema.

“It was made on a budget of INR70 crores in addition to print and publicity according to our sources and the recovery from the theatrical revenue is less than even 10% of its promotional costs.”

The report further added: “An estimated budget of Dhaakad is around INR85 crores, of which the producers have got less than INR2 crores as distributor share from the theatrical version (India).

“In overconfidence, the satellite and digital rights were left unsold and thanks to that, there is a big knife riding on their throat about minimising the losses.”

In other news, Kangana recently took a dig at filmmaker Karan Johar.

She wondered why he was not sharing anything from the Koffee with Karan episode that featured her.

Sharing a screenshot of herself from the episode when she appeared on Karan’s show, Kangana wrote on her Instagram story:

“Papa jo is promoting all famous coffee episodes as it premieres on OTT today.

“Good luck to papa jo. But what about this episode? Oh sorry, surgical strike, ghar me ghus ke mara tha na (went inside his house and beat him up).

“My episode is his most popular episode and after he got banned on TV just like their Filmfare awards.”

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