"Dostana has collected 28 crores at the end of first week from India alone," comes an official statement from Karan Johar even as different figures continue to float around ever since the first week came to a close.
Though there have been speculations around 25-26 crores being the final billing for Dostana in India, Karan's statement should set all speculations to rest considering it comes from the head honcho himself.
"Dharma Productions as well as Yash Raj Films, which has distributed the film, are extremely happy with the way Dostana has worked at the box office", adds Karan Johar who now is the man behind Bollywood's first hardcore commercial film with two men playing gay characters, even though by faking it.
With Yuvvraaj not opening to a good response and no other biggie in the sight till the arrival of Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, is he fathoming chances of Dostana turning out to be a big money spinner?
"I have been informed that the film has done well in the second weekend as well though I am waiting for the official numbers to come in. I am not surprised though since audience is watching it the second time around as well", says Karan hours before boarding flight for New York.
With Yuvvraaj all set to be a loser at the box office and relatively smaller movies arriving in weeks to come (there are as many as 10 of them though in the fortnight leading to Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi), Dostana is destined to earn mega bucks at the box office. Though 40 crores is now very much within the reach, it would be interesting to see if Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham manage to get a 50 crores film to their name.