Madhur Bhandarkar's magnum opus "Heroine" has received an overwhelming response even before it hits the silver screen on Friday. The director is confident that the Kareena Kapoor-starrer will earn big profits at the box office.
Both the actress and director were reported to have taken blessings of lord Ganesha in Mumbai on Wednesday. The two are happy with the initial responses from their colleagues and relatives.
"We are happy that those who have watched Heroine at the trials, their response has been good. They are appreciating Kareena's work and the movie. I am Ganapati bappa's bhakt and I also insisted that Kareena come with me this time," the director was quoted saying by the IANS.
The film is said to have been inspired by a real life story of a fading Bollywood superstar, Mahi Arora played by Kareena. Arjun Rampal and Randeep Hooda will play their respective roles as a superstar and a cricketer.
Kareena cited her character as the most challenging role of her acting career and admitted that she found various scenes in the movie to be quite bold and even at times hard to play.
"Just really excited. (My sister) Karisma (Kapoor) has seen the film and her reaction was great. She was crying when she saw the film and lots of people have seen it. Helen aunty and her family saw the film, Waheeda (Rahman) ji also. Everyone has liked it, so I am really happy," the actress said to the news agency.