‘Hasee Toh Phasee’ promises to be a rom-com with a difference, bringing together a star cast of emerging acting talent and accomplished film professionals, both in front of and behind the camera.
Directed by Vinil Mathew, the film is about the relationship between the quirky, rebellious Meeta (Parineeti Chopra – Ishaqzaade), and the mischievous Nikhil (Sidharth Malhotra – Student Of The Year) struggling with their respective families to fit in.
Nikhil bumps into Meeta on the occasion of her sister Deeksha’s wedding, while Meeta is on the run. He falls in love with Meeta’s sister Karishma on the same day.
The film jumps to the eve of Nikhil and Karishma’s engagement. Karishma’s wealthy father, Devesh Solanki, does not approve of Nikhil as he finds him to be a no-good young man. On the day of his engagement, Nikhil promises Karishma that he will prove himself to be worthy of her within the next seven days.
In an attempt to please Karishma he decides to let Meeta live in the flat above his own house, with his crazy extended family. During the course of Meeta’s stay the pair become close and open up to each other.
In the midst of this confusion, the truth about relationships is unfolded; the strength of unions is tested and love triumphs.
We caught up with the beautiful Parineeti Chopra about the film and her role.
Q: You have experimented with your look in ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’. It must be very exciting for you?
A: Absolutely, there was a great creative team of talented make-up artists behind us and they have worked so hard to make me look stunning in front of the camera. And I can assure you that when you see the film you will get to know a whole world of madness that’s what the film is all about. There is a big surprise for the audience.
Q: How much similarity is there between you in real life and your on-screen character in the film?
A: Almost no similarity. I had to do a lot of acting in ‘Hasee Toh Phasee’. The only thing I could draw upon was the energy I have in my life and what was required of my character in the film. I had to undergo workshops and it took me about 15-20 days to be absolutely ready before going to the set to shoot. It was quite technical to play this role.
Q: You have lost oodles of weight. How did you do that?
A: See, I am losing weight because I have become very busy in life. I have to work so hard that I don’t have time to sit at home and eat a lot of food. That is why I am not getting fat. But yes, now I can see that people are commenting that I look better these days. So I want this to continue, as it’s making me feel so lively!
Q: Share some beauty tips with us?
A: First, sleep well for at least eight hours a day. Drink a lot of water, moisturise your face well, be happy from the inside, eat only home-cooked meals and refrain from anything that could potentially make you unhealthy.
Q: Tell us about your co-star Sidharth Malhotra?
A: In Sid’s case when he smiles, girl’s ‘phas jati hai’, unlike what happens normally that a girl traps a boy with her smile. For Sid it’s just the opposite, even on set. And he just roams around acting modest.