With the imminent release of Bollywood’s next blockbuster film, Gori Tere Pyaar Mein, coming ever closer, the two co-stars of the film took time out to answer a few questions about life on the set.
Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor teamed up for the first time since Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu, to create a heartfelt romantic comedy about a shallow man who tries to win back his social activist girlfriend.
Sriram Venkat (Khan) has little care in the world and the neglect of his girlfriend, the lovely Dia Sharma (Kapoor), soon leads the avid demonstrator to leave her frustrated partner.
Determined to win her back, Siriam adopts a new way of life and finds himself on a political adventure he will never forget.
Q: Where did you shoot on set?
A: A lot of the shots were on site. We shot recently in Bhuj in Gujarat, which was a very interesting experience. I was excited to head there as I have never been to Bhuj before. I never had a chance to visit that set, so I went there and I saw the place they’d actually shot.
Q: What were your thoughts about not being allowed to curse in this film?
A: I believe we should not curse at all and I’ve always tried to avoid cursing in all of my films, that’s why in ‘Delhi Belly’ we tried to cut out as many swear words as we could.
Q: For your last film there were reports that you were not okay with the aggressive promotions for it. So in this film would you have any particular consideration for this promotion?
A: Considerations? No absolutely not, when I work with Dharma Productions I know I can just leave everything in Karan’s hands and everything will be looked after.
Q: Tell us about your character in GTPM?
A:You have ‘Sriram’, my character, who is a very selfish, self involved guy; he doesn’t care about anyone other than himself. He wants to have fun, he is a bit of a party boy and opposites attract each other when it comes to Sriram and Dia.
Q: Was your character comfortable in the village?
A: No, but it is the classic scenario, he turns out to be a city boy and says ‘what’s this place?’, ‘It’s dirty!’, ‘It smells bad what is this?’.
Q: How was shooting Dhat Teri Ki in Bangalore?
A: Yeah, it was great, I actually grew up in Bangalore, I went to school there and Punit has never been there. So by the time we ended up in Bangalore ready to shoot, I got to tell Punit all about my favourite places, where we should shoot, what location etc…and I got to re-visit all my favourite places, all the places I used to hang out with my friends.
Q: Why should people come and watch this film?
A: It’s fun, it really is. Punit as a director wants people to have fun whilst watching his film and he has delivered on that.
Q: Are you excited about your lead role?
A: I am very excited about my role and I’m expecting the trailer of the movie will be well received by both critics and the audience.
Q: Tell us a little about the film.
A: Gori Tere Pyaar Mein is a really fun and accessible film, the last film I shot with Imran Khan, Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu was a fantastic experience but the film was a little more serious, this film is for the masses. We have three to four item songs that I think everyone will enjoy, I sat and watched the trailer with my husband and we both think it looks great.
Q: Tell us a bit about your character
A: Her name is ‘Dia’ she works for an Non-Governmental Organisation (NGO). She’s basically someone who always stands for a cause, fights for a cause. She’s the sort that doesn’t believe… well she believes in love but she wants someone to stand up for her, believes in what she believes in, which Imran Khan’s character is clearly not as you see in the trailer.
Q: Are you similar to the character? Was it hard to act it out?
A: No, it was fun playing the part. I don’t feel like I have the responsibility to clean up the streets, I would like that to have happened but it’s not like I took that route. But it was fun to do the role, as it’s a city based character as well as being from the village, where I was very comfortable being in the village.
Q: Would you say this is the best movie you’ve starred in?
A: I think every film is good in its own way. You can’t really pick and choose one, it’s unfair as everybody is putting a lot of effort into every movie, and everybody works