Filmmaker Boney Kapoor is elated with the success of his daughter Jahnvi's debut film, Dhadak. "Iwas somewhere sure it would do very well. I have told Janhvi to remain simple, honest, focused and hard working as she has been so far," Kapoor said in a statement.
Recently, Janhvi also spoke about her father, Boney Kapoor and sister, Khushi Kapoor's reaction to the film. She had said, "Khushi was cryin. She looked at me and said, 'Why are you worrying?' and then started crying again. Papa actually saw the film a month ago, and as soon as the screening was over, he went to the temple. That night he came to my room and held me tight and started crying."
The film, also starring Ishaan Khatter and Ashutosh Rana, released on July 20. Zee Studios and Dharma Productions' Dhadak has grossed Rs 60.48 crore worldwide. Though the film has done well at the box office, the critical response has been lukewarm. The film released in 2,235 screens in India and 556 overseas.
"We are overwhelmed and grateful for the fabulous response and the tremendous love the audiences have showered on 'Dhadak'. We are thankful to director Nagraj Manjule for giving us 'Sairat', which makes for a great source to draw from."
"Dhadak has done exceptionally well in all key metros and north markets, positive word of mouth is working for us," said Shariq Patel, CEO, Zee Studio.
Apoorva Mehta, CEO, Dharma Productions, added, "The movie, in just its 3-day-run at the box office, has set new benchmarks for newcomers. And, what is more heartening is the love these newcomers, Janhvi and Ishaan are getting from heartland India.