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BOI: In any romantic comedy, the right chemistry between the lead couple is very important. Was it something that happened on the set or was it rehearsed?

TP: Our chemistry is… We are not self-conscious around each other as we’ve known each other for three years. We have also worked on ads and short films together, with really good directors, and Shoojit da directed
one of the advertisements with both of us. Also, people have loved us when they have seen us together. I guess there is something interesting but who knows what.

AS: I think we are very fond of each other, we respect each other, and I am not saying this because we are doing this film together or promoting it.
I’m fond of her, I respect her as a woman, as an actor, her fighting spirit, also her courage.

IMG_6513TP: I remember during the screening of Pink, we had two screenings – one was at 6 o’clock and the other was at around 9 o’clock. He not only attended both screenings but he was there partying and celebrating Pink’s success, and I had left after the screenings! He was talking to me for hours during the screening of Pink, he did not leave my side all evening.

AS: I was like a bodyguard to her. Finally, at 2.30 am, Dada told me I should go home. He said, if I didn’t, people would know I didn’t have any work. And that’s how the equation should be. She is my colleague, she is my co-worker, she is a friend and she is a person I admire. I have seen her grow as an actor immensely. It’s good to take pride in each other’s success. She is great in the film because she has all the great lines. If they had given me good lines, I would have also shown some kamaal.

TP: When we were doing Running Shaadi.Com, there was a certain kind of awareness, not pressure. Everyone on the sets expected him to act brilliantly as they had seen him in Kai Po Che! He is the anchor in the film.

IMG_6613BOI: The movie is targeted at the youth. What is the USP of the film?

TP: There is something very real about the film. People can relate to each and every character. Neither are we trying to give you a heroic character nor a caricature which has been done to death. All the situations are very real and relatable. We haven’t added anything for the sake of comedy; there is no forced entertainment. And when it comes to a slice-of-life film, the characters should be relatable, especially for the youth, they’re our godfathers. Jinka koi nahi hota, unka audience hota hain.

AS: I think it is an interesting world. Funny, quirky, easy, breezy world.

BOI: Each of you is at the beginning of your careers and this film is riding on your shoulders. Does that weigh you down?

AS: The moment Pink became a hit, I messaged Taapsee and said, ‘Maa, I have no ego in admitting that Running Shaadi.Com is on your shoulders.’ She is behind every successful film of hers.

TP: He says anything under the sun. But, yes, we have supported each other immensely.

AS: First, let the film be a hit and then we will see.

BOI: What is next for both of you?

AS: After Running Shaadi.Com, I have Sarkar 3. I also have a couple more films coming up. I am taking it one at a time.

BOI: Taapsee, you have done Pink and now Running Shaadi.Com. That was a drama and this one is a comedy. Your versatility is coming out.

TP: Before this, I did Baby, a film people didn’t expect me to do. People didn’t expect me to do a film like Pink and I did that. It’s good that I am doing films which people are not expecting me to do. I am very grateful to all the directors who see a spark in me. They believe I can pull off all these different characters.  It’s their vision that helps me choose these films.  Thankfully, I’m getting versatile roles and genres and films, whether action, drama, thriller, love story.

AS: Only erotica is missing.

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As on May 20th, 2017
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Sarkar 31
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1
7.67Cr
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10K
10K
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1
3.00Cr
3.00Cr
Mantostaan295k7.34L
Mafia Bigg Boss210K30K
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