'I never enjoy discussing numbers'

pleasantly surprised

'I never enjoy discussing numbers'

Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani is minting money at the box office and the film’s lead actress, Deepika Padukone, admits that its phenomenal opening completely surpassed her expectations.

The movie, which was made on a budget of Rs 50 crore, reunited Deepika with ex-flame Ranbir Kapoor and it is evident that their chemistry has gone down well with film-buffs. The team behind the movie was expecting it to do well as the buzz around the fun-filled youth-centric drama was strong — thanks to the promos and peppy entertaining songs like Balam Pichkari and Badtameez Dil.

“Somewhere, we started feeling it when we were promoting last week — there was a massive buzz. It was a great feeling,” says Deepika. “People today are aware of the box office and how much (a movie) is going to do. We were expecting it to collect a certain figure, but the collection has surpassed our expectation. It is a feeling we can’t even explain,” the actress says.

The story of two youngsters, their journey and self-realisation comes out from the Dharma Productions’ stable. “Honestly, I never really enjoy discussing numbers. It feels great when people say that the film has opened, as that is what you want at the end of the day,” adds Deepika.

Meanwhile, the actress is also happy with critics for the ratings they gave to her film. “What is even more overwhelming is that along with the numbers, you have great reviews too. This is what you want to achieve with your films. You want the numbers to be successful and you want it to have great reviews too,” she smiles.

Post the success of Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani, Deepika is keen to team up with Ranbir again. “We are definitely looking forward to working with each other again. It is great to know that people like us and I am looking forward to working with him soon,” she says.

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