According to the New York Post, actor Johnny Depp spent more than $62,000 (Rs 48.1 lakh) on a special celebratory curry supper with his friends after winning his highly-publicized defamation case against ex-wife Amber Heard. According to the Birmingham Post, a celebratory supper was held on Sunday evening in Birmingham, England.
Last Wednesday, a court in Fairfax, Virginia, awarded the ‘Pirates of the Caribbean’ star $15 million in a defamation case against Ms Heard.
At the Varanasi, advertised as “Birmingham’s largest Indian restaurant,” Mr Depp, 58, dined on “authentic Indian cuisine,” drinks, and rose Champagne.
He hugged and spoke with the personnel after his security team checked the city centre facility, which can accommodate 400 people at a time, to verify it was secure and that his privacy could be preserved.
“We had a call out of the blue on Sunday afternoon saying that Johnny Depp wanted to come to eat with a group of people,” Mohammed Hussain, operations director of Varanasi, told the Post.
“I was shocked, and at first, I thought it might have been a joke. But then his security team arrived and checked out the restaurant, and we let them have the whole place because we were concerned that he might be bothered by other diners,” Mr Hussain added.
Mr Depp stayed for about three hours, meeting the manager’s friends and family before leaving with a takeout bag, according to metro.co.uk.
According to the New York Post, the star was described as a “down-to-earth person” by the restaurant workers. The “Edward Scissorhands” star was joined by 20 other people, including musician buddy and guitarist Jeff Beck, 77.
(With inputs from NDTV)