1. What do you think about the music of Bachna Ae Haseeno? Which is your favourite track?
The music of Bachna Aee Haseeno is fantastic, it is very fresh it goes with the flavour of the film. The title track is one of my favourite after that I love my song Lucky Boy,there is also Aahista Aahista which has a very different kind of melody then there is Khuda Jaane which has interesting lyrics. This is a kind of an album where I like to listen to it on the whole, once I play it I listen to it continuously.
2. What was it about this film that made you decide to do it ?
I think the narration and once I had read the script, I knew that this something that I wanted to do. For a long time I have not seen very good romantic comedies and I have not been a part of a romantic comedy and there was kind of freshness to the script and to the characters especially the girls, each girl has a original kind of characterization and all the girls have something that every girl can relate to, there was a kind of real flavor that this film was providing at the same time it had all the entertainment values that one will look for when one goes to watch a film I guess that’s the reason I decided to do this film.
3. Can you tell us something about your character in the film ?
My character Radhika is a girl who is a dancer by profession struggling to become an actor, struggling to make a mark in the field of acting. Radhika is a girl of today she has an ambition yet she has all the wishes that a girl has she wants to be in love, wants to always be there for a lover, She looks at marriage and settlement, every girl will be able to identify with Radhika ,she wants to be someone and yet love means alot for her so there is this balance she is fun, she is emotional and she has a heart of gold .She dresses like any other young girl of today, she is very modern and very fit. Aki has given me a very colourful look at the same time because she is very fit and athletic she wears a lot of shorts and hot pants but there is nothing really matching to her clothes like the color of her T-shirts could be completely different from her shorts at times it could be absolutely contrast the kind of footwear she wears and the interesting jewellery she wears is not matched at all, it’s a complete break from the conventional way of dressing which used to happen in the films earlier. In this film my character in particular wears everything that is mismatched. My hair in the film is coloured red and it’s always unkempt and not set ever, so Radhika is this young girl who knows she looks good but she doesn’t put in too much effort in putting herself together so she is basically a fun kind of character.
4. What was your experience of working with Siddharth Anand like?
Siddharth Anand at his first appearance he looked very prim and proper and a director who knows what he wants and when I started working with him on the film I knew that he was a director who is very clear, he knows how each character boy or girl had to react to certain situations, there were never any questions on the sets which were not answered. A very clear director, but a lot of fun. The serious look that he had on the very first day completely went away when we started shooting, we were like friends on sets, we were having a great time joking on the sets it never felt like we were working, this film has been a pleasant experience for me.
5. Can you tell us about your experience working with Ranbir Kapoor ?
My first impression of Ranbir is that he is the nicest man, nicest hero I have ever met with no tantrums, he is a star kid but he was not pampered on the sets, he was very well behaved and very nice with his cues and his timings. It took me a while to understand Ranbir because he is such a good actor, he is great with his expressions, he listens and he communicates with you. After two/three days of shooting I really saw the mad side of Ranbir and that is the fun side that is what I connect with as a co-star. I really think he is completely adorable, what he is like in person I think a lot of it will come out in Bachna Ae Haseeno and I sometimes feel that he takes his character too seriously but he is a fantastic co-star it doesn’t feel like he has done only one film before this because he has great knowledge about film making so its fun to chat with him about films and he is basically a blast. In this film my interaction amongst the actors was only with Ranbir and it was a fun all through.
6. Can you tell us about the experience shooting the song Lucky Boy ?
Well Lucky Boy happened at a very difficult time for me because I had just come back from shooting another film in Bangkok. I actually had a tear in my left knee, I was in extreme pain and it was a dancing song so I am going to remember this song for ever. It was the first day of shooting I had to wear high heels and do some intricate steps but I guess the song was so good and the energy of making the song was so good I guess I forgot my pain and I continued doing it and it’s turned out to be pretty neat. I got a lot of complements for it so I think the efforts that I put behind it was good fun though there was not much of Rehearsals for this song I think Ahmed Khan has done a good job and we have managed to pull it off well.
7. Can you tell us something about the shoot experience in Ital ?
Italy means most romantic place, most exquisite looking people, impeccably dressed very refined taste and great food. We went to Capri first and we were staying at this most exquisite hotel JK palace and luckily I got the best suite it was overlooking the water, the land it was the most gorgeous view, it had like one big balcony and two small balconies and I was so feeling like a princess. Ranbir also got an equally good room but he didn’t get the view that I got. After Capri we went to Rome, we traveled a lot we went to the Vatican, Spanish Steps, Collosseum, Pantheon ate a lot of food, lot of cheese, lot of lovely salads, fish, pasta and pizza .The shopping was really expensive even though I shopped but in limitations but I think we have captured the whole experience really well in our film, this particular part of my story was required to be shot there. I guess people will have a good time seeing Italy in our film.
8. What was it like working in a multi starrer film ?
When we shot the music video that was the only time when I got to meet Deepika and Minissha, That one day of interaction was good fun. It’s always fun when you have all the actors working together. I love doing Multi starrer films because I think each individual gets some kind of area of interest for the audiences so for me when I see a Multi starrer film I actually enjoy watching it.It was fun interacting and dancing with everyone. The girls are great and they have done their job well and all of them are pretty much new comers, they are very fresh and very confident even though I have been in lots of films it does not look like that, it’s all blended in beautifully, it does not look like somebody is new and somebody has been there for years its all been very well taken care by Siddharth Anand and the stylist. Its good fun that we were all together.
9. Any one memorable incident that comes to your mind during the shoot of the film ?
What’s important in this film at the end of the day everyone got so comfortable with each other there is a kind of a friendship that you are taking back it’s not only being a co-star or working with a particular director and the team .I guess there is a kind of liking you have towards these people now and it will last forever, I think that’s what is important and it does not happen In every film where you like the entire set of people you work with and you get along with the entire team and you have the same kind of thinking and I think that’s what is important in this film I had many pleasant memories I cant pick out on one because each day was fun.