Karan Johar’s Siddharth Malhotra-Parineeti Chopra starrer Hasee Toh Phasee, which was made on a budget of Rs. 25 crores, grossed Rs. 18.5 crores in 4 days. Adhyayan Suman’s Heartless which released along with Hasee Toh Phasee managed to gross Rs. 75 Lakhs in the 4 days since its release. So one can say Hasee Toh Phasee heartlessly beat Heartless.
Karan Johar, who is elated at the response, says “In my opinion, Hasee Toh Phasee worked because it not only broke formula, it also managed to have its own individual voice. Vinil Mathew’s script made you laugh and cry, but more importantly it managed to strike a chord with its individualistic nature.”
On the chemistry between Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra, the film-maker says “The term ‘chemistry between the lead actors’ is used very often. But I think it worked tremendously in the case of Sid and Pari. They are so good together that almost everyone in the theatre is rooting for them. The true test of a chemistry having worked is measured when the audience roots for a lead pair. Of course what is really and truly gratifying is the fact that over the weekend, we (Phantom Films and I) noticed how Hasee Toh Phasee has earned love and made money. What more can I ask for?”
Adhyayan, who hasn’t tasted success in Bollywood yet, tweeted saying “On the way back opened three radio stations and they were talking about how good the film is and their reviews. Thank you.”
Meanwhile, Adhyayan also revealed that he is dating his Heartless co-star Ariana Ayam. “We have been together for almost four years, but I was not comfortable talking about it earlier. She is a selfless and unconditional lover, without whom I would have probably have felt lost in the world,” said Adhyayan.