Actor Johnny Depp, who recently won his libel case against his ex-wife Amber Heard, was spotted having dinner at an Indian restaurant named Varanasi in Birmingham, UK. Now, in an interview, Mohammed Hussain, the restaurant’s chief operating officer, has spoken about the actor and how after Johnny’s visit, the restaurant saw a “massive increase in reservations”. Read also : Johnny Depp turns into Willy Wonka for the kids while dining at an Indian restaurant in the UK, spends more than ₹45 lakh at meal
Johnny indulged in some delicious Indian food, celebrating his big win, earlier this week. According to TMZ, the actor spent a huge amount ₹48.1 lakh (about $62,000) at the restaurant. Singer Jeff Beck and 20 other friends joined Johnny for the lavish dinner. Johnny also interacted with the restaurant staff and a few other people present.
In an interview with Times Of India, Mohammed spoke about what happened after Johnny visited his restaurant. He said: “The past 48 hours have been extremely hectic. I didn’t have time to sleep or eat. We got so many calls from Depp fans all over the world. There has been a massive increase in the number of bookings. It’s really good for the restaurant. I never thought we would become so popular in one day.
He added: ‘We were recommended to him by some of his close friends as he was looking for a place to relax a day before his performance at Symphony Hall in Birmingham on Monday evening. His security team visited us first and really liked the place. We booked the whole restaurant (with a capacity of 350 seats) for Depp and his friends because we wanted him to enjoy the experience without worrying about crowds. We didn’t have to cancel any reservations and managed to get all the guests out of the restaurant before Depp and his team arrived. Their entry arrangements were made through a secret door. We included all our specialties like chicken tikka, tandoori wild prawns, butter chicken and the actor finished his meal with desserts like pannacotta. He loved food and curries. ”
The actor was spotted at various restaurants across the UK following the win. Earlier this week he was spotted enjoying a British meal of fish and chips and a pint at a Newcastle pub.
The trial, which took the internet by storm, lasted about six weeks and was held in Virginia in the United States. Johnny won the high-profile defamation case and was awarded $10 million in compensatory damages and $5 million in punitive damages. Amber Heard, meanwhile, was awarded $2 million in compensatory damages.