Unlike the outcome of Devdas in the film, the mood at this gala event was far from tragic.

"Devdas has been a fantastic and unforgettable experience", gushed an excited Lulla.

"Neeta's designs are fabulous," stated Rai, who was accompanied by her mother Vrinda Rai.

Diamond merchant and film financier Bharat Shah was remarkably poised as he stated, "I know God has been very kind to me. I had faith that Devdas would do good business, but it has surpassed my expectations in overseas territory. Naturally it makes me very content." Referring to his unfortunate arrest, Shah concluded, "Whatever I suffered was my destiny and nobody can escape one's destiny."

Filmmaker Sanjay Leela Bhansali's mother, Leela Bhansali could barely conceal her excitement. "I feel as if I am flying, I feel I am on cloud 9."

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