Ranveer Singh, Shahid Kapoor and Deepika Padukone’s Padmaavat has long surpassed the 200-crore border and is now moving towards new benchmarks. Talking about the same, Singh told a leading daily, “So many people across the board- audiences, the film fraternity, critics and journalists- unanimously recognize that there is something special in the combination of Sanjay Sir and I. It’s not new for Deepika to see her films notch such numbers. However, I’m very happy that Sanjay Sir and I are able to notch our first 200-crore film together.”
He further spoke about how he had anticipated the film doing well at the box-office. “I was anticipating that the film will do big numbers, but I didn’t anticipate how high those numbers would be and how quickly they would ride. But generally, I don’t think much about numbers. The audience’s reaction and their feedback are important to me. The reaction to the first trailer was something that I have never witnessed, certainly not for any of my films or for most Hindi films.”
About Padmaavat doing a business of approximately Rs. 275 crores in India, he said, “Not every film achieves such numbers, so it’s very rare. It feels great, especially because a film of mine has made this kind of money at this stage in my career. So, for a film to do such colossal numbers definitely means a lot to me. It shows that my dedication and commitment towards being the best possible entertainer has paid off in the form of widespread acceptance.”
Singh is currently working on Zoya Akhtar’s Gully Boy which also stars Alia Bhatt.