Last week, Deepika Padukone hosted a party at her sprawling pad in Prabhadevi to mark the success of her latest blockbuster, Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD). At the do, the entire cast and crew, including director Ayan Mukerji and co-star Ranbir Kapoor, were invited. And now the actor already has plans to party again.
“Deepika, who is thrilled with the response that the film is getting, announced at the party that once her film crosses the Rs. 150 cr mark, she will host another bash for the cast and crew. So now all of us are waiting with bated breath for the film to cross that point since she is a great host,” says an insider from the film’s crew.
At the time of going to press, YJHD had made a total of Rs. 143 cr.
With this massive figure, YJHD has surpassed the overall collection of the Salman Khan-starrer Dabangg (2010), which made roughly Rs. 140 cr in India during its four-week box-office run. The film has also beaten the collections of other big earners such as Rowdy Rathore (2012), Jab Tak Hai Jaan (2012), Ready (2011) and Agneepath (2012).
“Of course, Deepika is happy with the earnings but what she’s happier about is that her performance has been appreciated,” adds the insider. That’s probably why filmmaker Imtiaz Ali is now keen to cast the ex-lovers. Despite repeated attempts, Deepika remained unavailable for a comment.