Deepika Padukone's Fighter co-star Rishabh Sawhney praises actress for THIS sweet gesture towards his mom

Recently, Deepika Padukone and Hrithik Roshan starrer Fighter's antagonist Rishabh Sawhney heaped praise on the actress for her humble gesture towards his mom.

Updated on Feb 28, 2024  |  06:05 PM IST |  86.1K
Deepika Padukone's Fighter co-star Rishabh Sawhney praises actress for THIS sweet gesture towards his mom
Picture courtesy: Rishabh Sawhney Instagram / Pinkvilla

Siddharth Anand's action-packed movie Fighter recently premiered in theaters and received praise from audiences nationwide. Starring Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, and Anil Kapoor, the film introduced a new villain, Rishabh Sawhney, as Azhar Akhtar, which intrigued fans. Sawhney's performance as the antagonist left a strong impression on viewers. Making his Bollywood debut with Siddharth Anand's film. Now, Sawhney has heaped praise on his co-star Deepika Padukone. 

Fighter actor Rishabh Sawhney praises his co-star Deepika Padukone

Recently, during an interaction with Filmygyan, Rishabh Sawhney spoke highly of his co-star Deepika Padukone, remembering how kindly she greeted his mother at the movie premiere. Reflecting on Deepika's kind gesture, the actor shared that she had met his parents earlier and hence inquired about their whereabouts and then promptly hugged his mom and also warmly greeted his parents. He said, “She had met my parents before. So she asked where my parents were. She immediately went and hugged my mom. She lovingly greeted my parents.” Rishabh also mentioned that he admired Deepika's modesty and respectful attitude towards his parents.


Rishabh Sawhney reacts to underperformance of Fighter at box office

In a recent interaction with DNA, Rishabh Sawhney, who played the villain in the newly released movie Fighter, expressed his surprise at the sudden rise in box office earnings. He mentioned getting messages from excited fans who are full of praise for the film. Some have even admitted to watching it multiple times, with Rishabh himself confessing to having seen it five times.

The actor further expressed, “I'm equally shocked with what is happening.” However, he proposed pausing to consider the situation when the film was released on January 25, coinciding with a long weekend when people were expected to be with their loved ones. Rishabh stayed hopeful, looking forward to more people going to theaters during the next weekend and expecting the box office earnings to improve.

More About Fighter

Fighter, directed by Siddharth Anand, is one of the most anticipated movies of the year. It features a strong cast including Hrithik Roshan, Deepika Padukone, Anil Kapoor, Karan Singh Grover, Akshay Oberoi, Sanjeeda Shaikh, Ashutosh Rana, Sharib Hashmi, and other notable actors in significant roles.

Regarding its box-office success, the movie had a strong beginning in international markets, making around USD 1 million (approximately Rs. 8.50 crore) on its first Thursday. It performed exceptionally well in North America, with the United States contributing USD 375K and Canada bringing in CAD 185K, totaling over USD 500K on the opening day. 

In North America, Hrithik Roshan achieved his highest first-day earnings ever, exceeding the long-standing record set by Jodhaa Akbar in 2008. Australia had a strong opening day with AUD 270K, helped by the Australia Day holiday on January 26. Norway also made a notable contribution of USD 20K, despite bigger film releases like Jawan and Pathaan.

Deepika Padukone’s work front

Recently, Deepika Padukone appeared in the aerial action movie Fighter, her first project with Hrithik Roshan. Directed by Siddharth Anand, this patriotic film premiered in theaters on January 25th.

In upcoming projects, Deepika will feature in the science fiction film Kalki 2898 AD, sharing the screen with Prabhas and Amitabh Bachchan. Additionally, she's preparing to portray Shakti Shetty in Rohit Shetty's renowned cop universe in the eagerly awaited Singham Again. The film also stars Ajay Devgn, Ranveer Singh, Akshay Kumar, Tiger Shroff, Arjun Kapoor and Kareena Kapoor Khan, among others. 

ALSO READ: Fighter actor Rishabh Sawhney on how Siddharth Anand briefed him for his role; it has Avengers connection

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