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Fukrey Returns team is overjoyed because of the tremendous response. IANS
  • The Fukrey Returns team is overwhelmed because of the response from the audience
  • The producer, Ritesh Sidhwani expresses his happiness

Mumbai, Dec 12: The team of “Fukrey Returns”, including actor Pulkit Samrat, Richa Chadha and director Mrighdeep Singh Lamba says they are happy with the film’s box office response.

The film which earned approximately Rs 8 crores on Friday leapt to around Rs 11 crores on Saturday.

The team is over the moon.

Actor Varun Sharma, who plays the popular character Choocha in the film, said: “I am very thrilled and really loving the fact the film is getting such amazing response. It gives us immense happiness when we get the kind of reactions that we are getting from the public. It’s tough for me to express myself in words. I am overwhelmed and really happy.”

Lamba has a lot to be pleased about.

“I feel very happy and satisfied as the film has fulfilled the promise of entertaining people. The kind of love public has given to this film in just three days, has literally left me speechless. I am happy to make them happy,” he said.

Actor Pankaj Tripathi, who plays Panditji, added: “Khushi hai log mere character ko bahut like kar rahe hai( I am pleased people like my character). Team work ki safalta hai we are extremely happy(it’s the team’s success).”

Even producer Ritesh Sidhwani is elated.

“I’m overwhelmed with the response it’s beyond what we expected, I’m glad to see the love being showered on our film. It’s being enjoyed by families and that’s what we wanted,” he said.

Pulkit, who plays Hunny, is in a state of disbelief.

“It’s still sinking in! The love for this film is growing by the day and what better reward than this for the team’s hard work! Blessed and satisfied,” he said.

Ali Fazal, who plays Zafar, seems to be in the throes of ecstasy.

“Change is inevitable. And this is a new dawn in the face of Indian cinema. December economics just got altered so I am very excited and happy with all the love pouring in for ‘Fukrey Returns’,” he said.

Richa, who plays the female gangster Bholi Punjaban, feels happy for the industry.

“I am happy obviously because a hit film helps everyone, the actors,director and the makers. It’s because this year is pretty much a trendsetter of sorts because it will encourage more people to invest in films made at this level with good actors. ‘Fukrey…’ showed that getting an opening is possible with great marketing, trailer and of course content. I am happiest for our director,” he said. (IANS)



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