Saif Ali Khan on Rangoon's failure: Couple of great scenes of mine never made it to the film; That was disheartening

Saif Ali Khan talks about why Rangoon did not do well at the box-office.

Updated on Jun 17, 2017 11:36 AM IST  |  1.5M
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With a stellar star cast like Kangana Ranaut, Shahid Kapoor and Saif Ali Khan and backed by an amazing and artistic filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, Rangoon was expected to be a sure shot hit, but unfortunately, it had an underwhelming run at the box-office. 
 
When Saif was asked what went wrong with the movie, Saif stated to a leading daily, "It was great reuniting with Vishal, and I think we made a good film but somewhere in the second half, we went wrong. Although I shouldn’t say this because no filmmaker does this deliberately and all decisions are taken for the betterment of the film, a couple of great scenes of mine never made it to the film. That was disheartening but I got some good reviews, so it was not all bad. My mother called and said she liked my role. We tried to make a film that was about the Indian National Army and had Netaji Subhash Chandra Bose, etc. It was a bit esoteric, and I heard one guy in the theatre said, “Arre, yeh Chinese kahan se aa gaye?” (laughs). Maybe we made a film that went over people’s heads. It was too clever for the audiences."

A while back when Kangana was asked by a leading tabloid about Rangoon not doing well, the actress replied, "I, for one, thought the film had all the ingredients to be a profitable business proposition. It [film's failure] was heartbreaking. Before this film, every time people asked me if failure throws me back, I knew the answer was no. Do I go into a low zone? Well, this time around I was affected. Maybe when you are bigger and grow more, both success and failure become more of your responsibility. 'Rangoon' was mounted on a humungous budget and publicised around my character. When something like that doesn't fare well, you do feel like sh*t."

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Anonymous
5 years ago
Salute the honesty of Kangana.
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