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Q&A: Mishti speaks about ‘Kaanchi’

KaanchiBollywood debutante, Mishti, speaks about her first film, Subhash Ghai’s next, Kaanchi. The film releases worldwide on 25th April 2014, presented by Mukta Arts Ltd and distributed internationally by B4U.

Bearing all the signature hallmarks of another evergreen classic from one of the industry’s most grandiose filmmakers, Subhash Ghai conveys a spirited tale in his inimitable style, drawing from the power of drama, music and intense characters, showcased on a large-scale cinematic canvas.

Newcomers Mishti and Kartik Tiwari make their grand entry into Bollywood alongside seasoned veterans, Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty. Already championing the airwaves are the flawless compositions of music directors, Ismail Darbar and Salim-Sulaiman.

Kaanchi is the story of the inner power and conviction of a woman who represents millions of young people and takes on the fight against injustice in her country.

Indian cinema has seen a phenomenal resurgence of female-centric films in recent times. Does ‘Kaanchi’ belong to that genre?
I would say ‘Kaanchi’ is a youth film. It’s a coincidence that the lead character is female. The film is more about the character, the gender doesn’t really matter in this instant.

What drew you to ‘Kaanchi’ as your Bollywood debut venture?
Working with the director, Subhash Ghai. I feel supremely blessed to have such luck. I just wanted to jump straight into the project. I didn’t think twice.

How did being cast by the Showman of Indian cinema in his next project come about?
I had finished college and had no plans for Bollywood or the film industry. I had done a Bengali film and the assistant director of that film was the chief assistant of Subhash Ghai. Subhash Ji had auditioned about 300 or 400 girls by this point but couldn’t find his ‘Kaanchi’ On request, I showed him some of my clips. I had no idea that auditions for the film were taking place. The rest is a fairy tale for me.

Did you feel a sense of pressure, working with one of the industry’s most acclaimed directors?
I wasn’t actually nervous. From the very beginning, Subhash Ji and his family and the entire crew accepted me as a family member. It was like one big extended family. And Subhash Ji has an amazing way with his actors. He makes everyone feel comfortable. He can even make a non actor act to the level of excellence.

Kaanchi UK ReleaseAnd how was working with Kartik?
The first time we met was at my screen test. He was there to see if we had a screen chemistry. On the first day, we gelled. We’re super good friends offscreen, which helped onscreen. The scenes came out well because of the friendship between us.

And working with veterans Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty?
Having the opportunity to work with such great, accomplished actors was a huge blessing also. It went really well. When you share screen space with such huge actors, they advise and explain things and the scenes with them were beautiful. The ease with which they perform was amazing to watch also.

Who will the film appeal to and what can audiences expect? 
‘Kaanchi’ will appeal to every class. It’s both a class film and a mass film. It’s a mass film with a bit of class and a class film with a bit of mass. It has all the masala, romance, thrills, action, a social message, politics, inspirational plots… It caters to all sections of society.

How did you get into character, and how close are Kaanchi’s character traits to yours?
Kaanchi is a character that every group of Indians can relate to – male or female. She falls in love, she fights with her mother, she loves her family and her birthplace. Her character is someone that every Indian can relate to.

What sets you apart from your contemporaries in Indian cinema as an artist?
Light is in the eyes of the beholder. I guess it’s up to the director, the audiences, up to people to decide whether they like me or not, and for what reasons. It’s really hard for me to judge myself.

Subhash Ghai’s ‘Kaanchi’ to release in UK cinemas on 25th April

Kaanchi UK ReleaseThe Showman Of Indian cinema, Subhash Ghai, delivers his latest, epic film venture as the eagerly awaited Kaanchi releases in UK cinemas on 25th April 2014, presented by Mukta Arts Ltd and distributed internationally by B4U.

Bearing all the signature hallmarks of another evergreen classic in the making from one of the industry’s most grandiose filmmakers, Subhash Ghai conveys a spirited tale in his inimitable style, drawing from the power of drama, music and intense characters, showcased on a large-scale cinematic canvas.

Kaanchi is an epic adventure, rich in emotion and filmatic glory, set against a backdrop of breathtaking locales. Newcomers Mishti and Kartik Tiwari are set to steal the hearts of audiences and critics alike as they make their grand entry into Bollywood, sharing screen space with seasoned veterans, Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty. Already championing the airwaves, the flawless compositions of music directors, Ismail Darbar and Salim-Sulaiman are set to linger in the hearts of audiences for years to come.

Kaanchi is the story of the inner power and conviction of a woman who represents millions of young people and takes on the fight against injustice in her country.

Synopsis: ‘Kaanchi’ is an innocent, rural beauty, an 18-year-old girl from the Uttrakhand hills. Blissful in her little world and far removed from the business of the big city, she has a keen eye for adventure, laughs irrepressibly, dances passionately and is completely oblivious to her own sensuality. Tomboy by nature, she habitually plays pranks on all those around her.

KaanchiHer small town is a sleepy hamlet where nothing much has changed over the years, until danger looms large in the form of ‘Shyam Kakda’, ‘Jhoomar Babu Kakda’ and ‘Sushant Kakda’. They represent the rich and powerful of the country and their intentions and motives will displace Kaanchi and the world around her forever.

Standing in the way of these powerful figures and their motives is ‘Binda’, Kaanchi’s childhood friend and mentor, but not for long. Soon her world crumbles and her comfort zones are eroded. The people around her do not have the strength to fight the mighty powers that be, with the system at their beck and call. Kaanchi, overcome by grief, cannot understand why justice is being subverted. She is told to simply ‘move on’. This is something she cannot accept and her innocence and naivety give way to obsession and blind rage as she seeks out revenge.

The story quickly moves to Mumbai, home of the Kakda’s, as Kaanchi arrives on their turf to turn the tables. Little by little, Kaanchi infiltrates the world of big business, lavish parties and dirty politics and, one by one, she uses her wiles and her brains to bring down those responsible for her tragedy. It becomes a first of its kind, astonishing case in the files of the CBI and the establishment, and they are lost as to how to deal with this, with corruption so deep rooted around them.

Prepare to be captivated by Kaanchi from 25th April, presented by Showman of Indian cinema, Subhash Ghai, and Mukta Arts Ltd, distributed internationally by B4U.