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Ekta Kapoor, who celebrated the success of her latest production "Half Girlfriend", says at one point she had lost confidence in herself after her films flopped one after another. And because of that, she was initially not sure about producing "Half Girlfriend".
"With my production house, I lost confidence on myself when I gave five flop films in a row. My last hit film was with Mohit Suri in 2014 ('Ek Villain'). There was a time when I wasn't even sure whether I want to continue making films or not, but God has been kind, prayers have worked and film has done well," Ekta said at the success party here on Friday night.
"I would like to thank each of my team members for their hard work for this film," Ekta added, appreciating the efforts of director Mohit Suri and lead actors Arjun Kapoor and Shraddha Kapoor.
Talking about negative reviews from the critics for "Half Girlfriend", Ekta said: "When my TV soap 'Naagin' was launched, during that time, there were 500 stories that how this soap is the reason to malign creativity and entertainment factor on television.
"With this film also, critics felt that 'Half Girlfriend' is a melodrama but I am glad that masses accepted the film. More than money, I think acceptance from the audience is the biggest thing which I haven't experienced in the last three years."
The box office success of "Half Girlfriend" has been a cause of great relief for even Arjun and Shraddha.
It has come as a much-needed hit after the failure of Arjun's last two films "Ki An Ka" and "Tevar". Even Shraddha's last two films -- "Rock On 2" and "Ok Jaanu" did not work at the box office.
Present at the party here were Karan Johar, Ronit Roy, Rajkummar Rao, Tusshar Kapoor, Vikram Bhatt, Mahesh Bhatt, Sushant Singh Rajput, Shamita Shetty, Mohit Suri, Udita Goswami, Mouni Roy, Anita Hassanandani, Divyanka Tripathi, Vivek Dahiya, Mona Singh, Karan Patel and Karishma Tanna.