Dhaakad: Richa Chaddha reacts to people ‘celebrating’ film’s failure at box office

Kangana Ranaut’s most recent release, Dhaakad has failed to perform at the box office. With its first-day earnings less than 1 crore, reports suggest that shows of the movie in theatre are being brought down because of a lack of interest from the audience. Kangana is often vocal about her political and social opinions and hence, numerous who go against her ideology have also been ‘celebrating’ the movie’s failure.

On Monday, Bigg Boss ex-contestant Tehseen Poonawalla shared a couple of tweets criticising such people. “The trolling of #KanganaRanaut for her movie #Dhaakad is extremely unfair! We may agree or disagree with #KanganaRanaut but cannot take away from the fact she is one of the best actors in cinema today and a risk taker. More power to you #KanganaRanaut,” he wrote. When a journalist wrote in answer, “That’s ridiculous. The audience has rejected a bad film which is going zero in shows. Telling the truth is trolling? Really,” Tehseen said, “No! The celebration of a movie flopping is not good!”

Soon, actress Richa Chadha also jumped into the conversation. “Aligning with power is easy and has obvious rewards like tax exemptions, awards, special status, security-even literally the Legislature promoting a film! So do you not know that the reverse also holds true Tehseen? People are expressing dissent in whatever way they can. So chill,” she wrote in a tweet.

Tehseen said that even he had not seen the film. “I am extremely chilled. I haven’t seen her movie despite #KanganaRanaut being kind enough to invite me. I would stand up for the movie business. No flops should be cheered period because it hurts the industry. If the government does wrong, doesn’t mean we should as well,” he said. Richa pointed at how Kangana was probably the loudest voice criticizing Bollywood last year in the midst of the drugs case controversy. Kangana had even called the film industry a ‘gutter’ “Very systematically, a narrative was built that the film industry in Mumbai is the den of all vice. People here are murderous etc. Many people participated in this narrative building. Now some others celebrating other ppl’s downfalls is an unfortunate consequence of that,” Richa wrote.