The much-talked-about "Bajirao Mastani"-"Dilwale" clash took place on Friday and the Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol starrer emerged a clear winner.
While the Rohit Shetty directorial has crossed the Rs 100-crore mark worldwide, Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh's magnum opus has collected Rs 50 crore so far.
But this hasn't affected Sanjay Leela Bhansali's leading lady one bit. Talking to Pinkvilla about it, she said she was not interested in knowing the business aspect of her films at all. Asked if she was aware of the figures, she responded in the negative.
"I don't understand why we equate creativity and success to numbers. I think films now need to go beyond that. The sign of a successful film is its repeat value: Films you want to watch years later. Whether it's 'Piku', 'Tamasha' or 'Bajirao Mastani', I have never kept a track of box office figures and I don't intend do. I am not aware of the collections at all," she told the portal.
In other news, "Bajirao Mastani" is going strong because of its impressive word-of-mouth, while "Dilwale" is pulling in the family crowd. The latter has been doing excellent business overseas.
"#Dilwale Overseas total: $ 8.5 million [₹ 56.38 cr]. EXCELLENT! (sic)" Taran Adarsh tweeted.