Says Madhur Bhandarkar, the man at the hot seat, "It is always good when commercial success comes as well along with critical acclaim. I am happy to have got into a different zone with this film."
Well, he has all the right reasons to rejoice, especially after Jail which underperformed despite the critical acclaim. As for the others in the cast and crew as well, it is time to taste success as most of them had a commercial disappointment behind them.
While co-producer Kumar Mangat as well as Ajay Devgn have a Toonpur Ka Superherro, Emraan Hashmi couldn't find many takers for Crook. Shazahn Padamsee was hardly noticed in Rocket Singh - Salesman of the Year. Ditto for Shraddha Das who had made her Bollywood debut with Lahore as well as Shruti Hassan who didn't have much going for her in Luck. Now as the entire team has tasted success, it is not shying away from painting the town red.
Says Emraan Hashmi, "To move from a gangster flick like Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai to Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji was some transition for me. It always feels good when you have commercially accepted films across different genres."
As for Shazahn, it is the feeling of second chance turning into fruitful which has brought her many smiles. Comments the pretty girl, "I had always maintained that not many out here in the industry get a second chance in Bollywood and here I was working for the best of the best. Of course I was nervous right through out and wanted to give it my best shot. Now that Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji has done so well, I am going to celebrate it in a big way."
While the team out there is in a celebration mode, one tends to ask the filmmaker about what he would be making next. Is it going to be yet another romcom or return to dark cinema?
"What would be my next now? Please don't ask about it now. Let me enjoy this phase", is all that Madhur is willing to comment before he readies himself to pop another champagne!