The cast of Days Of Tafree – Yash Soni, Ansh Bagri, Sanchay Goswami, Nimisha Mehta, Kinjal Rajpriya, Sarabjeet Bindra, Mamta Chaudhary and Anuradha Mukharjee – in conversation with Team Box Office India
Box Office India (BOI): Can we start with how all of you came on board for this film?
Mamta Chaudry (MC): I play a character called Vandana, the kind of character young people will relate to. She is talkative, like that one friend we all have who is constantly chatting about anything and everything. I got a call from the production house to give an audition. After a few rounds and rehearsing rolls, I finally bagged the part.
Sanjay Goswami (SG): I play the role of Suresh. It’s a character to which a lot of guys will connect. Suresh is always trying to woo the girls but nothing works out. He falls in love with a new girl every day. I got a call from Krishnadev Yagnik’s team (our director). I auditioned for the part after performing a few scenes. A few days later I got a call saying I had been selected to play the role of Suresh.
Sarbjit Bindra (SB): I play the dulha, who is a short-tempered guy, who keeps beating up people without any reason. I too was asked to audition and I believe Krishnadev sir saw the character in me. The character required me to be a foodie and that’s how I bagged the film. It was his (the director’s) vision and characterisation that helped us portray each character so well.
Ansh Bagri (AB): I play a character called Vicky, who is an unglibaaz in the film. He is notorious and constantly cracks jokes. He is a fun-loving guy who loves spending time with friends and is always playing pranks. He doesn’t get along with his father, which happens with a lot of teenage guys. So the father-son keep clashing. He keeps on doing tafriyaan.
I had auditioned for this film many times and was rejected every time. But after around 25 days, I got a call from Krishnadev sir, who asked me to return for an audition in his presence. That’s how I was selected for the role.
Nimisha Mehta (NM): I play a character called Pooja, a character many girls will connect with, especially studious girls. Her only aim is to score good marks. I would say she is the kind of girl guys think they should marry. I believe I was the last to audition for the film, and I did that without any cameras. I met Krishna sir, who gave me a few scenes to do. That’s how I bagged the role.
Kinjal Rajpriya (KR): My character is very flirty. She is obsessed with her looks and attire. All she wants is attention. There were a few rounds of auditions, and during these auditions, sir (director Krishnadev Yagnik) made us feel very comfortable as he wanted us to play the role with our own lines. He wanted to see if we could pull off our parts as college kids.
Yash Soni (YS): I was part of Chhello Divas but when Krishnadev sir decided to make the film in Hindi, he asked me to audition for the role. And after clearing the audition, I bagged my first Hindi film. I play a character called Nikhil, a simple and easy-going guy. He is very protective about his friends and loses his cool only when things go out of hand with his friends. Though I played the same character in Chhello Divas, portraying both the characters is totally different since that was a regional film catering to the Gujarati audience while this film was made keeping the pan-Indian audience in mind.