By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
With Fashion resulting in mega bucks at the end of an extended first week and marching on a positive note in the second weekend too, Madhur Bhandarkar is finally relaxing. After a year of non-stop working on the film, schedule hassles, early release of the film, competition with Golmaal Returns and sleepless nights, Madhur Bhandarkar finally saw his labor of love, Fashion, turning out to be the biggest money spinner of his career so far. In fact, the first week collections of Fashion are higher than total collections of his biggest earner till date, Corporate, which pretty much tells the tale.
Now before starting work on his next project, he decided to visit 'Mata Ka Darbar' in Vaishno Devi. "I am thankful to God. He has always been kind to me. Ab itna to banta hai ki picture ki success ke baad main darshan ke liye zaroor jaaon (Now after the film's success, the least I can do is to go and take God's blessings)", said Madhur Bhandarkar before heading for Vaishno Devi yesterday. His wife Renu too accompanied him for Vaishno Devi.
Before leaving for Vaishno Devi, Madhur Bhandarkar also made it a point to host the success party of Fashion in New Delhi on Saturday night. The party wasn't meant to be yet another filmy affair but was attended by the usual Page 3 attendees of the Delhi party circle. Madhur was accompanied by wife Renu who acted as a perfect host while filmmaker Ashok Pandit too accompanied him for the event.
"Once I come back to Mumbai, it would be business as usual. I have to now see how far Fashion goes from here. The film has done excellently well in its first week and I am closely watching second week collections now. Since it has been produced by me as well (along with UTV), it is quite special. Exhibitors have kept their faith in the project by retaining a very good number of shows in the second week as well. Although a few people thought that length of the film was an issue, that didn't seem to be a problem with audience or exhibitors. I am glad the film has been accepted the way I had envisaged", signs off Madhur.