"It was totally a last-minute decision, and dictated completely by the fact that the Indian cricket team is playing against the Sri Lankan team over here, so we'll have the entire Sri Lankan and Indian team attending the premiere this evening," said a groggy Hurman from Colombo on Friday morning.
Sachin Tendulkar and Mahendra Singh Dhoni were also expected to attend the Sri Lankan premiere. "I haven't slept at all since yesterday. We finished the Mumbai premiere and caught our flight to Columbo. But I'm too excited to be tired," said Hurman.
Could Hurman's excitement have anything to do with the fact that Priyanka Chopra who showed up for the Mumbai premiere, took Hurman aside after the film and was overheard whispering, "I'm very proud of you. I knew you had it in you. I'm so glad it's finally happening."
Repeat Priyanka's words to Hurman and he laughed, "How did you get to know about this? I thought we went to a discreet corner where she said this to me. Yeah, Priyanka is very happy for me. Isn't that quite natural?"
Naturally, Hurman who shared the premiere arc lights with premium players from the Indian and Sri Lankan cricket team was very excited about the response of the stalwarts to his game. "They all seemed to agree I played like a pro," what more can I ask for?
At 3 am in the morning after the Mumbai premiere of his new film Victory, Hurman, his director Ajitpal Mangat and his leading lady Amrita Rao flew off for an unscheduled premiere in Colombo.