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Interview: ‘Live-in relationships are such a big taboo in India’ – Kriti Sanon

Bollywood beauty Kriti Sanon made quite a mark since her first UK theatrical release ‘Dilwale’, the sixth highest-grossing Hindi film here, released. Her Bollywood debut film ‘Heropanti’ didn’t get a UK release, but its availability on Netflix definitely helped Kriti’s popularity in the UK among Bollywood fans.

Hailing from a middle-class family out of India’s capital Delhi, Sanon moved to Mumbai to make it big in Bollywood. With over 18 Million followers on Instagram, the 28-year-old actress has amassed a pretty good fan following since she rose to fame in 2014.

Her new film ‘Lukka Chuppi’ also starring Bollywood’s new heartthrob Kartik Aryan, is a comedy of errors. In the film, the two fall in love while working on a news report and move in together to test whether their relationship would last. They decide to get married but in a comical twist their conservative neighbors and families believe they’re married in secret already.

Kriti spoke to BollyNewsUK about her new film, her social media presence and her experience of recently filming for ‘Housefull 4’ in London.

Talking about the reaction to the trailer which has been viewed almost 50 Million times on YouTube, she said: ‘The trailer is a true glimpse of the film. I felt that everyone who saw it, liked the world we presented. There is much more in the film that is funnier and better than what we’ve already put out there. I’m excited about the funny scenes in the film which we couldn’t include in the trailer as it would have given away too much.’

Discussing live-in relationships as shown in the film, Kriti said: ‘Live-in relationships are such a big taboo in Indian urban cities anyway and the film takes that concept into a small town, where you will be judged openly’

She further added about her character in the film, saying: ‘I don’t need to relate to the characters I portray. The character needs to intrigue me and I need to find it interesting. There must be layer to it and something quirky about it for me to notice it. It needs to be believable to audiences as well. I feel, its interesting to play a character that is nothing like yourself. I end up finding a few things that resemble me in most characters that I have played eventually anyways. I relate a little bit more Rashmi, the character I play in ‘Lukka Chuppi’. She is modern, educated in Delhi and chooses a life partner for herself.’

 

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Kriti also opened up on how much she has changed since ‘Dilwale’, which released in 2015 and how she is more confident now having a string of successes behind her: ‘I was still trying to figure out things and finding my way in the industry. I’ve tried to grow and become better with each film. After ‘Dilwale’, a lot has changed in how I approach performing a scene. I’ve also opened up a lot more as a person. When I came to Mumbai from Delhi, I didn’t have to make independent decisions. I lived at home with my family. I also had a very strong sense of right and wrong, it was very black and white. I’ve met a lot more people and have had lot of conversations over the years. I’ve opened up much more as a result of that and started seeing things from a different point of view. My performances in my recent films have also been appreciated and that gave me confidence to go out of my comfort zone. I feel very comfortable now – so yes, a lot has changed.’

Lukka Chuppi’s popularity can also be attributed to how the soundtrack of the film primarily features remakes of popular Bollywood and Indian pop songs. This has however, also drawn some criticism from fans calling the songs unoriginal.

Kriti clarified why they chose to only feature remakes in the soundtrack and how she likes them more than original songs: ‘It doesn’t bother me that people complain about the songs being remakes. I love listening to remakes and there is a recall value to them. The original Coca-Cola song has been on my playlist for ages and the new version is very cool. Remakes also tend to get more popular than original songs. That’s why the producer felt that it’s not fair to include one remake in an original soundtrack album as the remake would overshadow it. It upsets the composer of the original music album. He decided to only create remakes for the entire soundtrack. Coca-Cola has already reached over 94 million views and the view count is rising. The artists also like that being on a Bollywood soundtrack gives their songs a wider medium.’

 

With Bollywood stars now primarily only posting professionally taken photographs on their social media pages, Kriti still prefers to be true to the platforms.

‘I also share professional photographs on and off on my Instagram, as well as cover shoots and posters etc. That is work and professional. Social Media for me is a way to interact with audiences and my fans. I want to share a part of my real life. I share family photos and a lot of content with my pet as well. I randomly make videos from my bed as I just want to show that I’m normal like other people. I’m a simple middle-class girl who doesn’t really like dressing up normally. I want them to know that side of me too. I love hosting live chats and in those you can’t use photoshop (laughs), so that’s great.’

The actress was in London last year to film the highly-anticipated ‘Housefull 4’ releasing in the summer later this year. Speaking about her first time filming in the British capital she said: ‘It was amazing filming in London. It was almost like a paid holiday. We had a blast and I didn’t mind the crowd watching us filming. The weather was lovely, and we got some great shots and also had time shop (laughs). I wish our schedule was a bit longer though. The Housefull movies are always set in London and they’ve always filmed for a month or so but this time we only had nine days, which was a bit disappointing. You will know, when you see the film why it was so short.’

‘Lukka Chuppi’ is out in UK cinemas nationwide with English subtitles on 1st March 2019.

Kriti Sanon and Kartik

Dilwale is coming to UK cinemas on 18th December

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and Rohit Shetty Productions are bringing Dilwale to UK cinemas on 18th December 2015.

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Directed by Rohit Shetty, the film stars Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kriti Sanon, Varun Sharma, Johnny Lever, Boman Irani and Sanjay Mishra.

Check out the trailer here:

Rohit Shetty said, “The great response that we got from our association after Chennai Express, Mr. Khan and me wanted to gift our audience something special. Dilwale is not just an another film for me and my team but a soulful journey that’s being helmed by courageous hearts to create magic on screen.”

Shah Rukh Khan said, “Dilwale was a wonderful filmmaking experience and the results will show on screen. Never enjoyed myself more while shooting for a film, right from reuniting with Kajol after a long gap to shooting the heavy duty action sequences, it was all a delight. I’m glad to be sharing the trailer with you guys as it will give you a perfect taste of the fun family film that Rohit Shetty has made!”

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Kajol said, “Dilwale is an extremely special film. Not only for what it offers but also because of the people I have worked with here. I had a great time working on the film most specially with Shah rukh and of course Rohit as well and I think everybody is gonna have a great time watching it as we had a great time making it.”

Varun Dhawan said, “I have always been a big Rohit shetty fan. But never did I expect to do a Rohit shetty film with Shah Rukh sir and kajol ma’am. They are amazing actors and to work with them is something no one has done in my generation. Dilwale is a coming together of all generations. It’s the biggest family film ever made in Indian cinema. And I feel lucky to be a part of it.”

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Kriti Sanon said, “I feel blessed to have gotten such a big opportunity so soon in my career. Now that we have put up the first look, I can’t wait for Dilwale to release. It has been a great learning experience for me and I truly wish all our efforts are paid off upon the release of the movie.”

Dilwale is a family entertainer with a perfect blend of action, romance and comedy. The film is produced by Red Chillies Entertainments in association with Rohit Shetty Productions. The film will release in UK cinemas on 18th December, 2015. The music of the film is composed by Pritam.

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd (RCE) headed by Shah Rukh Khan and Gauri Khan is a company that is surging ahead in the global entertainment industry. Founded in 2002 as a film production house, RCE has branched itself into other spheres of production, starting from setting up a path breaking Special Effects studio, VFX, which brought Hollywood’s slick sophistication to Indian cinema.

Its latest venture Dilwale is a film directed by Rohit Shetty. For over a decade, Red Chillies Entertainments has witnessed success in several genres, from huge blockbusters like ‘Happy New Year’ ‘Chennai Express’, ‘Ra.One’, ‘My Name is Khan’, ‘Om Shanti Om’, ‘Main Hoon Na’, ‘Chalte Chalte’, ‘Asoka’ and ‘Phir Bhi Dil Hai Hindustani’ to critically acclaimed films like ‘Billu’. In 2005 ‘Paheli’ was India’s official entry to the Oscars. Since its inception, the movies produced by Red Chillies have also won several popular and critical awards.

Meet Dilwale in London. Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan, Kajol, Kriti Sanon. Feltham Cineworld.

 

 

Shah Rukh Khan’s #Dilwale Set To Release On 18th December

Red Chillies Entertainments Pvt Ltd and Rohit Shetty Productions’ film Dilwale is set to release on 18th December, 2015. The film that is currently being shot in Bulgaria has locked the Christmas weekend for its grand release.Dilwale set to release on 18th December

With Shah Rukh Khan and Rohit Shetty coming back for the second time after Chennai Express, Dilwale has already created the much needed buzz and is one of the most anticipated films of the year.

Recently some sequences of the film were shot in Mumbai and Goa following which the team has taken off to Bulgaria to film the next schedule.  

Directed by Rohit Shetty, Dilwale is a family entertainer starring Kajol, Shah Rukh Khan, Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon. Not only does the film bring back the evergreen pair of Shah Rukh Khan-Kajol on screen but also has an amazing ensemble of actors like Vinod Khanna, Boman Irani, Kabir Bedi, Sanjay Mishra and Varun Sharma among others.

Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in Dilwale

 

Ekta, Mohit and Chetan collaborate on ‘Half Girlfriend’

Half Girlfriend The director of Aashiqui 2, writer of 2 States and producer of Ek Villain have come together to bring audiences another love story, Half Girlfriend.

Balaji and Mohit Suri who struck gold with the 100 crore hit Ek Villain team up again, after their colossal hit, this time with celebrated author, Chetan Bhagat, who is riding high on 5 Point Someone and 2 States.

Based on the love that a non English-speaking Bihari boy Madhav has for an English-speaking girl Riya, the interestingly titled film talks of changing modern relationships.

“I am delighted to team up with one of the most talented modern directors, Mohit Suri and Ekta Kapoor, an iconic producer who has understood the Indian pulse like nobody else. Between our respective readers and audiences, we will cover most of India’s film watching population,” said Chetan Bhagat. 

“Mohit and Ekta’s belief in the story, proven by their announcing the film before the book releases, only shows their strong conviction in the subject. Half Girlfriend is already one of the most awaited films and we will make sure we live up to the hype,” added the award-winning author. 

“Spielberg said when he was a kid, there was no collaboration; it was him with a camera bossing his friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself,” said Mohit Suri.

Half Girlfriend “I am delighted to be a part of what I believe is a truly creative collaboration. I am working with extremely passionate and driven professionals on an emotional & soulful story, which is among the best I’ve read in recent times,” added the Zeher director. 

Speaking of the collaboration, Ekta Kapoor said, “We are extremely excited about this partnership, which brings some great creative minds and energy together. We will leave no stone unturned in making this gorgeous and charming tale of love the biggest and most talked about release of the year.”

Half Girlfriend will release in 2016.