1. What made you decide to do this film ?
Siddharth called me up sometime before my first film Om Shanti Om released and he said that there was this script he wanted to narrate to me and when I met Siddharth it was so exciting that I think I said ‘yes’ to the film that very second and Siddharth was like do you want to take three/four days off, do you want to think about it and then come back. This is not something that I really wanted to think about the minute he gave me a narration and he told me about my bit in the film is something that I was really sure of and something that i wanted to do and it is something that I was really excited especially because it being my second film.
2. Which is your favourite song in the film ?
My favourite song from Bachna Ae Haseeno is Khuda Jane because I love the lyrics and I love the way it is shot and somewhere its very true the way I feel as well so that’s on of my favourite track and apart from that I like the title track of Bachna ae Haseeno which I think is a great remix and I think Vishal and Shekhar have done a fantastic job.
3. Vishal-Shekhar have done the music for your previous film also, can you tell us something about the range of music they do ?
Vishal and Shekhar have did the music for my first film as well and they are extremely talented, the kind of music they have catered for both the films, they are so different, the first one being very retro in terms of music and the second one being so modern yet in terms of lyrics and tunes it is something I would listen to even 10 years down the line so their music I think is very soulful and touching am very fond of their kind of music in particular.
4. Can you tell us something about the character you play in the film ?
I play the character of Gayatri who lives independently yet at the same time she is traditional in a certain way she is someone who believes in herself and is a very confident and beyond that she is also a very emotional person.
5. Can you tell something about your look in the film and your experience of working with Aki Narula ?
It’s been great working with Aki Narula, I have always known Aki when I was in the fashion industry I have done a lot of ramp shows for him it’s nice to know this side of him, the kind of styling he is done for the film is very trendy yet caters to the Indian cinema and what the audiences are looking for these days so it’s been great working with him and more than anything I think he is a fantastic human being and it’s just great having him around on the sets. I think the kind of clothes that he has given my character is very interesting, it’s something that has been done before. The kind of style and silhouette is new and different and we hope it works.
6. Can you tell us something about your shoot schedule in Italy ?
Italy was great fun it was 10 days of shooting this lovely romantic song in these beautiful locations. I don’t think I would have discovered this beautiful place had we not shot this song there and now since we have discovered it, its a place I would like to go there for a holiday or honeymoon there. It’s a beautiful place, untouched and so pure and the most exciting part of shooting this song was that we would shoot everyday and travel in the evening to another location set up in the next place and shoot again the whole day, I don’t think anyone has ever travelled so much to shoot one song.
7. Can you tell us something about your experience working with Minissha and Bipasha ?
This film in particular doesn’t really have interaction with three of the other girls, so I have not interacted much with Bipasha or Minnisha accept when we shot the music video but they are great girls and hopefully the three of us have been able to contribute enough for Ranbir’s film.
8. Can you tell us something about your experience of working with Ranbir Kapoor ?
Ranbir is a great co-star, he is really fun to work with he is someone I have learnt a lot from. I think considering that this is just his second film I think he has had a lot of training and experience and he has been able to teach me a lot, at the same time I noticed that he has this kind of equation with Siddharth where he and Siddharth go back and forth on certain ideas and sometimes it is used and sometimes it’s not used but the fact that he is just so creative and his mind is thinking all the time, is great working with him.
9. What was it like working with Yash Raj Films ?
It is a dream come true, I didn’t think so early in my career I would get to work with such a big production house. It’s been an absolute pleasure and i a definitely looking forward to doing more films with them.
10. Can you tell us about any one memorable incident during the shoot of the film ?
For me the most memorable incident was the shooting of the song Khuda Jaane. We were shooting at Puglia and Ranbir and me had to stand on this rock in the middle of the water so we had to go in this little speed boat, both of us were dropped of there and the boat had to leave because otherwise it would be in the frame. It was the most unreal experience because you have this beautiful clean water with three different shades and with just the two of us standing there and wondering whether something is just going to come out from under the water like a water snake or some scary spooky thing like that, but it was just unreal. When you see the song you will know what I am talking about.