After Anurag Basu’s Barfi! (2012), Ranbir Kapoor’s recent release, director Ayan Mukerji’s Yeh Jawaani Hai Deewani (YJHD) is the actor’s second film that has crossed the Rs 100 crore mark at the box-office. In fact, YJHD reached the magic figure in just seven days of its release.
Based on these figures, the reports might give the entire credit to Ranbir for the film’s success, but his father Rishi Kapoor states that his son was only a part of the team that made the film such a hit.
“I think the credit should go to Ayan and Karan Johar (producer of YJHD). Ranbir has worked hard on this film as he does for all his films, but the whole team has worked towards the success of YJHD. Be it Ranbir, Deepika Padukone and Kalki Koechlin (co-stars), or Pritam (music director of YJHD) — all of them are equally responsible for making the film a hit,” says Rishi.
However, the veteran actor is proud that his son’s film is buzzing at the box-office currently. “Being Ranbir’s father, I am very happy to see the response to YJHD. I am getting hundreds of calls throughout the day for it,” says Rishi.
Talking about response, the trailer of Rishi’s upcoming film D-Day, directed by Nikhil Advani, has been getting a positive reaction on YouTube too. “My film, which hasn’t even released yet, has already got over a billion hits on YouTube. I am very happy seeing the response,” says Rishi, who is currently shooting for Subhash Ghai’s Kaanchi.