March 11, 2017

“Varun and Alia have a spark in their chemistry”- Shashank Khaitan

Director Shashank Khaitan who is all set to release his film ‘Badrinath Ki Dulhania’ says the lead cast of the film have a sparkling chemistry, which he spotted since their first film.

On being asked how he thought to cast Varun and Alia, “When I completed writing my first film Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhaniya, their debut film Student of the Year got released and I saw a great spark in their chemistry then I decided that they are the perfect pair for my film. I wanted some sort innocence in my characters, which they have. When I approached Dharma Production for my first film I expressed my desire to work with their in-house talent which is Varun and Alia”

Shashank was speaking to media in an interview with Subhas Ghai.

Sharing the experience of working with them, he said, “It has been an amazing experience to work with both of them. They are pure hardworking towards their craft. When I gave them the drafts of the script, they went thoroughly, by the time when we met for the script reading session they knew everything about the film and came up with 20 odd questions about their character. To see such kind of dedication from both of them was overwhelming for the debutant director”

Shashank stated that as Varun and Alia both are belong to director’s family, they understand the filmmaking very well.

The helmer also spoke about the producer of the film Karan Johar. He says being a producer and filmmaker Karan wishes his films to make money.

“Karan Johar immediately called me for a meeting after he read ‘Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania’. After meeting him one thing I did realise that what people think from outside isn’t true always. Karan Johar is a normal person very much. He wants to make good films and his films should make money.” He said.

“He does not care whether you are an insider or you belong to a well-known family. He only cares about the filmmaking and knows that I can make films.” The helmer added.

“If you have faith in your training, your confidence comes out automatically,” he told to media.

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