He added that after making it on a large scale budget the but money was wasted and the makers faced a lot of losses. He added the teaser of Kangana’s upcoming action-adventure Dhaakad was fabulous, however, after the fate of Manikarnika, the film has been shelved.
In a fresh interview with Navbharat Times, he has called her the “hero of Bollywood” and expressed his desire to make a film with her.
“Kangana is the female Baaghi, the hero of Bollywood, and the only girl who can pull off an action film. I really liked Dhaakad teaser and got gooseflesh while watching it. She is a brilliant and powerful actor. If she approves my script, I will definitely work with her,” he said.
Ahmed also claimed that Kangana’s upcoming film Dhaakad has been shelved and Rangoli, along with film’s producer Sohail Maklai, have refuted the claims.
Rangoli later tweeted that Ahmed called up Kangana as well as Dhaakad director Razneesh Razy Ghai and producer to apologise, claiming that he never said those things and was misquoted. However, Razneesh has said he will send a legal notice to Ahmed.
“Ha ha Arrey Khan Bhai saab, 155 crore ki film ko flop kehte ho, aapki film Baaghi3 ne 49 ka weekend kiya aur Manikarnika ne 45 ka, jayada peeche nahin hai aapse, Manikarnika ka 102 India karke dekhao phir baat karo, abhi toh aapke seetare gardish mein hain (You are calling a Rs 155 crore film a flop. Your Baaghi has made Rs 49 crore over the weekend and Manikarnika did Rs 45 crore, not far behind yours! You must speak after your film has crossed Rs 102 crore in India – the mark that Manikarnika crossed. Right now, your stars are not favourable).
With Uri third week being bigger than its first week and Thakeray clash no extended holiday, Manikarnika did 45cr weekend, Chillar Ahmad Khan after War success and huge franchise Solo release double of Manikarnika budget did 49 weekend. Not only he made a tacky film but so far even after two Holi Hollidays film dragging itself to 65… he is saying Manikarnika made with a budget of 75cr which did 102cr in India and 53ce worldwide is a waste of money,” Rangoli tweeted.
Tiger Shroff starrer Baaghi 3 has been earning decent figures at the box office with a total of Rs 75 crore in five days. Reacting to the social media debate that Baaghi 3 lacks logic and plot, Ahmed Khan had told ETimes, “If I go for logic and give the same action then these people will say that the film isn’t better than Baaghi 2.
On the other hand, if the same thing happens in Hollywood films like Fast & Furious, Hobbs and Shaw then this question never pops up but when we try they are questioning our efforts. Why don’t Indians appreciate Indian work? “