Post Kangana Ranaut’s action movie Dhaakad at the box office, there were rumors that the film’s producer, Deepak Mukut of Soham Rockstar Entertainment, suffered heavy losses due to which he had to leave office to repay investors. However, Mukut has now spoken about what went wrong with the film which reportedly had a budget of Rs. 85 crore but earned only 3.77 crore from its worldwide theatrical release.
When asked why the Kangana Ranaut, Divya Dutta and Arjun Rampal starrer did not perform at the box office, Mukut told indianexpress.com, “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’d like to think it’s people’s choice, what they accept and what they don’t and what they also want to see. But according to us, we feel proud to have made a good female-led spy action thriller, a less explored genre, with good conviction.”
Mukut also rubbished rumors that since the film did not do well in theatres, he had to leave his office to pay off dues and loans. He clarified, “These are baseless rumors and absolutely false. I have already recovered the maximum loss and what remains will be recovered in due course.’
Another set of reports claimed that the film struggled to get an OTT release after its poor performance at the box office. The producer, however, claims that the Razneesh Ghai directorial had no problem getting an OTT partner for its post-cinema release. He said, “It is absolutely untrue. I have had so many offers and we have complete confidence in our work. After the film’s release, it was sold to Zee5.”
Dhaakad is streaming on Zee5, the producer’s last project was Forensic, starring Vikrant Massey, Radhika Apte and Prachi Desai.
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