Arjun Rampal on Dhaakad failure: We can’t even say people were scared to go to theatres, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 did really well - Times of India
Arjun Rampal was last seen in Kangana Ranaut starrer Dhaakad which terribly bombed at the box office. The big-budget film struggled to earn over 3 crore during its lifetime compared to its rival film Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2, which went on to score a double century at the box office. The actor has now opened up about Dhaakad's failure and said that it did not manage to meet the expectations.
"It was an expensive film, so yes it does hurt when it doesn't do well. I don't think it deserved to do the kind of numbers that it did. People were sceptical at that point of time. Dhaakad was one of the first few films to come out post pandemic. People were maybe scared to go to the theatres," Arjun told Hindustan Times.
He further added, "We can't even say that, Bhool Bhulaiyaa 2 did really well. Maybe we released with the wrong film. Every film has it's destiny, and you just have to accept it and move on. The reality is the reality. But the film is there, I am proud of it, it is not a film I won't be proud of. As long as you take that much away from a film, you are in a good space."
Arjun then mentioned that there is a pressure for big budget films like Dhaakad to perform at the box office. However, he said that he likes content driven films and watch it also. "I am into the whole thing of spectacle cinema. That's my choice," he said.
Having said that, the actor is grateful that Shah Rukh Khan's Pathaan has done brilliantly well at the box office worldwide. He said that the industry needed such kind of numbers adding that they can't say that box office numbers are not important.