Numbers never mattered to me: Deepika on ‘Padmaavat’ success


Mumbai: Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s period drama “Padmaavat” has entered Rs 200 crore club and actor Deepika Padukone is brimming with pride over the film’s success.

Though, she says, the number game does not matter to her, the “Bajirao Mastani” actor is happy with the love the film, which also features Shahid Kapoor and Ranveer Singh in pivotal roles, is getting from audience for her portrayal of Queen Padmavati.

“The journey of ‘Padmaavat’ has been nothing short of incredible. While numbers never mattered to me. But at this moment I feel proud as an artist and as an individual. There could be no better reward than having surpassed my previous highs,” Deepika said in a statement here.

“Padmavaat” has broken the record of Deepika’s own film “Chennai Express” and raked in Rs 236 crore at the box office till February 8 in India.

Deepika will be seen next in Vishal Bhardwaj’s film alongside Irrfan Khan.