- ‘Gehraiyaan’ streams on Amazon Prime from February 11
- The movie has been directed by Shakun Batra
- The movie has been produced by Karan Johar
New movie Gehraiyaan is an intense journey by way of the complexity of relationships, romantic and in any other case. Making the movie, nevertheless, was a blast for its forged – Deepika Padukone, Ananya Panday, Siddhant Chaturvedi and Dhairya Karwa. On this interview, they open up on who the “bully” of the group is (ahem, Deepika), Ananya’s incapability to say no to movie scripts, the MC Sher ability Siddhant cannot shake off, and the reality about how tall Dhairya actually is. Holding all of it collectively is director Shakun Batra. Learn the transcript of the interview right here.
BoardingFlight: Good day and welcome to BoardingFlight, I used to be questioning what’s the first sign, the primary message that one thing like your trailer has gone viral, Deepika you’ll be able to inform us.
Deepika Padukone: Siddy (Siddhant Chaturvedi) simply posted one thing on our group, the 5 of us have a gaggle the place I feel the BMC (Brihanmumbai Company) has posted a meme concerning the rubbish scene from our trailer and you recognize your movie has gone viral once they’ve picked up one thing and made a meme out of it so I feel that is an awesome begin for us in the present day. So kudos to us!
Shakun Batra: There is a tandoori momo reel on Gehraiyaan.
Ananya Panday: Yeah , that is what I used to be gonna say.
Shakun Batra: It is a BMC put up. So I feel between BMC and tandoori momos…
Ananya Panday: …We’re sorted.
BoardingFlight: So Shakun you’ll be able to inform me, every time there is a group of pals, there’s one one who’s a bully and one who will get bullied. Right here on the display screen after we are watching, if I used to be to guess it’s Deepika, however you’ll be able to right me.
Shakun Batra: I do not assume Deepika was a bully. I feel all of us had our totally different days. All of us took turns and to be sincere no person on this group is lesser than the opposite. We have all pulled pranks. We have all had our days. And everybody has been bullied in some unspecified time in the future.
BoardingFlight: Okay, is it? Deepika, I mentioned that as a result of I watched the trailer launch the place you requested Siddhant to affix him within the water, clearly that was not his scene.
Deepika Padukone: Yeah. I imply excuse me, I wasn’t bullying you, Sid. I meant it in a pleasant method like ‘come on Siddy, we’ll all maintain fingers and we’ll do that collectively’ as a result of we have actually executed the whole lot collectively, proper from all of us reaching Goa on the identical day to doing our prep collectively, having our meals collectively, doing yoga collectively. Actually, you recognize and there have been days when a few of the actors weren’t required however we might present up, be on set, so we have now actually executed the whole lot collectively. So no, I am not a bully. In reality, I get bullied by the three of them fairly often.
Ananya Panday: By no means ever occurred.
Siddhant Chaturvedi: By no means occurred, yeah.
Deepika Padukone: There’s is sufficient BTS footage that can be put out in some unspecified time in the future.
Siddhant Chaturvedi: We’re scared proper now. We’re scared to say that she’s the bully of the group. Have a look at her.
Deepika Padukone: Guys. However I am glad you mentioned that you just needed to begin this interview by holding it gentle and enjoyable as a result of that is actually who we’re. We barely by default made a heavier intense movie perhaps, however I imply, we’re simply continually laughing and guffawing and pulling one another’s leg.
BoardingFlight: Ananya, you recognize what, it is a dream for lots of actors to work with Deepika. On the trailer launch she mentioned one thing very candy, she mentioned that you just’re like her youthful child sister and also you’re youthful than her sister (Anisha Padukone) as properly. What’s she like on the units?
Ananya Panday: I feel you name your sister additionally Annie (to Deepika) and that is why she used to name me additionally Annie and he or she used to all the time say that I am like her pretty youthful sister and that is why she used to all the time kiss me and hug me. In Deepika, the very first thing you all the time discover is that she’s heat and he or she’s affectionate and he or she exhibits that she’s affectionate, you recognize. She’ll all the time hug everybody. She’ll kiss them on their cheek. She’ll maintain their hand. So in that method, she’s extraordinarily heat and I feel simply as an actor there was a variety of me to play off, simply when it comes to reacting to her in scenes. I feel for me, though I’ve beloved each efficiency of her earlier than this, that is in all probability my favorite character of hers since you’re seeing Deepika in a totally uncooked, actual, weak, and fragile method and I feel she appears to be like stunning in that so I am actually excited for individuals to see her as Alisha.
BoardingFlight: Nice. Siddhant you inform us, how was this movie set totally different?
Siddhant Chaturvedi: I feel this was the most effective set experiences and the method was, I’ve by no means skilled one thing like that and I’ve by no means heard of one thing like that occur in any movie which I’ve adopted from the years. It was an unbelievable expertise, you recognize, for a lifetime and I want that actors get to prep the way in which they need to. Give them their consolation zone and perceive that ease will really extract the most effective efficiency and I feel Shakun may be very delicate to that. So it has been totally different and I am hoping that I get one thing like this very quickly however I am gonna cherish it for a life time.
BoardingFlight: Beautiful. Dhairya, you could have seen their performances in numerous movies. After we watch them on display screen we really feel like we all know all of them. Have been they the whole lot you anticipated? You’ll be able to discuss every one.
Dhairya Karwa: It is extra. The whole lot that I anticipated is extra. You recognize they’re all fabulous actors and unanimously beloved by everybody. You have seen their performances and I am an enormous fan of their work as properly. However whenever you meet them what surprises is that, it is a frequent development that I have been seeing or at the least skilled in my profession, that each one the nice actors – and I have been lucky sufficient to work with a few them from Uri to 83 and now this – all the nice actors from my expertise or from what I’ve learnt are nice human beings as properly. They’re so beneficiant and heat and type and are conscious and delicate. That is my studying and I wish to preserve it this fashion. That is how I would like my outlook to be, that for actor you must be human as properly. So, that is a test for me to remember for the long run as properly. And I’d prefer to imagine it as properly.
BoardingFlight: Shakun, you get the credit score to get all these individuals collectively and do a stupendous movie with them. Do you write with actors in thoughts whenever you’re engaged on a narrative? Do you all the time have a actor in thoughts or there’s some juggling – is there scope for that?
Shakun Batra: Not proper to start with however in some unspecified time in the future, as soon as I am 30% in, then I begin seeing individuals, I begin seeing faces and on this one, Deepika got here fairly early in my head. Additionally, Deepika and I have been hanging out as pals, we have met a bunch of instances and I had began to see her early however I simply needed to jot down a bit extra to see the place issues go and as I wrote, issues began to grow to be concrete. I began to see her an increasing number of in it and from there, it simply adopted. Clearly Sid, I solely acquired to see after I noticed MC Sher (Siddhant’s character in Gully Boy) and Sid was comparatively youthful for the half. I initially wanted a barely older particular person however I met him for dinner, simply coincidentally bumping into him, and we had a dialog and I used to be like, he did not really feel like MC Sher on the dinner desk. So I used to be like, if he can play MC Sher after which I noticed a few of the Inside Edges (the web-series Siddhant appeared in) and I noticed that he can remodel, he can actually change, and that he actually has that management on the graph that may remodel. That made me really feel much more comfy. Dhairya in fact I noticed in a single audition. And Ananya and I met and we spoke and I knew she was very near what the character was after which it was just a bit extra of re-writing to ensure that everybody paired organically to the story. So it is a bit little bit of each. You think about somebody within the story and when you meet them, you alter your writing fashion a bit bit so you’re employed along with your writers to take it by way of who they’re.
BoardingFlight: Shakun, when Deepika took two days what had been you pondering? Two days I feel is truthful, proper?
Shakun Batra: As Karan (Johar, producer of Gehraiyaan) mentioned, I am anyhow a nervous particular person. I panic very simply so I used to be pondering that she’s hated it sufficient and he or she has in all probability switched off her telephone and he or she’s by no means gonna see me once more. That is what I used to be pondering. I feel Karan has higher expertise with these items so he was like, you are simply overreacting, relax. After which two days later, Deepika and I spoke and it actually made my day that day. I felt good about the truth that we’re on the identical web page and we spoke about what we had been seeing, how we’re seeing the movie. So yeah, it was day. I do not forget that day after we spoke.
BoardingFlight: Deepika, do you wish to specific the method of these two days in order that filmmakers sooner or later do not get these jitters?
Deepika Padukone: No, you’ll be able to ask any filmmaker or author who has come to me and have narrated the story, I’ve this disclaimer proper in the beginning that I can’t react. You recognize, you are not going to get this on the spot response from me, I do take a few days to only stay with it. Even when my intuition could possibly be one among two issues, it could possibly be an on the spot ‘sure,’ it may be an on the spot ‘no.’ However both method, I’ve developed this strategy of not reacting there after which or making a choice within the spur of the second. I feel that is one thing I’ve discovered from my father. He has all the time taught me to not be impulsive in order that’s simply my strategy of simply dwelling with it and seeing whether or not if it is a story I’ve not appreciated. You recognize, even two days later, three days later, is it nonetheless one thing that I do not like, is there one thing I am lacking? As a result of I really feel like, your profession is de facto these selections that you just make finally and it was the identical with this. You recognize, I’ve appreciated it, I’ve beloved it and in reality this was a kind of uncommon narrations the place he had come absolutely ready with background music and each scene had some sort of music taking part in to offer me a way to higher visualize about what this movie was going to be. So he did the whole lot that he may on his half however I simply wanted that point. Possibly he wasn’t prepared for that however I simply wanted that point to say, okay, am I prepared for this?
BoardingFlight: Ananya, signing, sitting again and pondering, not being impulsive – are you able to inform us about your course of? You mentioned on the trailer launch that you just had been very excited since you acquired this however what’s your strategy of signing it?
Ananya Panday: I am the alternative. I am very impulsive as an individual and I get very excited as properly. If I like one thing, I am like ‘sure sure sure’ with out even fascinated with something in that sense, and I often like most issues. My mother needed to really purchase me a guide known as ‘The Artwork Of Saying No‘ as a result of I simply did not know and I nonetheless do not know tips on how to say a ‘no’ typically. I actually should make up these tales and kahanis as much as say a ‘no.’ I am a really impulsive particular person however I am attempting, I’ve discovered so much from this movie really about simply letting go a bit bit, being affected person and often the nice issues are available in your life whenever you wait, so.
BoardingFlight: Dhairya, you recognize should you had been planning to inform another producer that you just’re 6’2″… Karan has clearly (interrupted by Ananya Panday)
Ananya Panday: He is 6’4″
Dhairya Karwa: My secret is out, sir.
Deepika Padukone: Most actors are mendacity about their peak they usually wish to appear taller after which whenever you really see them, you are like, oh you are actually not that tall. And you’ve got an actor right here who’s executed the exact opposite. He is lied about being shorter, you recognize.
Ananya Panday: We needed to really change the door body for Dhairya to slot in there.
Shakun Batra: Yeah, I am going to give future recommendation to all of the filmmakers who’ll signal him up. Simply inform your manufacturing designer to extend the peak of the door.
Dhairya Karwa: But in addition in regard to manufacturing designer and director, I might say pretty beneath common peak.
BoardingFlight: You’ll be able to say that about everybody really.
Ananya Panday: Yeah, for you everybody’s brief.
Shakun Batra: We had a joke on the set on day 1 that if it wasn’t for Covid and we hadn’t needed to preserve it so small, I used to be about to name for a crane to not put the digital camera however myself in it so I may go up and down, to totally different heights to speak to those actors as a result of it was actually robust as I used to be saying earlier. It was very laborious to come back throughout when each actor is 10 inches taller than you. I imply I am not even joking, I stood upon a settee and I used to be nonetheless half an inch shorter than them so yeah.
BoardingFlight: So Siddhant, each interview we have executed, you have clarified that you just’re not a rapper. Right this moment, I’ve heard that line within the trailer launch additionally. Does this nonetheless stick with you? Individuals inform you to sing and rap.
Siddhant Chaturvedi: Yeah, yeah they do this so much. I’ve acquired this ability now, it’s going to stay for lifetime. However yeah, perhaps I am not a rapper. Individuals will prefer to imagine clearly as a result of the character (MC Sher in Gully Boy) is appreciated by lots of people.
BoardingFlight: Deepika, Ananya mentioned pretty issues about you, you’ll be able to inform me about her. What’s she like? Whenever you see her work, whenever you meet her and see her appearing in entrance of the digital camera. What’s she like?
Deepika Padukone: I feel I did not know her in any respect earlier than we began engaged on this movie and I assume I knew as a lot about her as anybody else by way of social media and simply assembly at occasions and issues like that. And after I began working together with her, I’ve realized that she’s, and I do not imply this in enjoyable or joking method, however she extraordinarily clever for her age. And I feel that aspect of her, both she hasn’t proven it sufficient or individuals simply do not give her sufficient credit score for that however she’s extraordinarily clever and likewise very observant. She’s continually observing what different actors are doing. She’s an observant lady, She’s an clever lady, and he or she’s continually desirous to get higher and enhance. I used to be simply saying this some time in the past that a variety of the youthful lot I really feel, not simply actors however simply usually, there is a sense of that factor in regard with ‘we all know the whole lot, we all know higher.’ I did not see that within the three of them in any respect. This form of curiosity and keenness to be okay to make errors. And I feel that for me was the fascinating half, to find them as individuals as a result of I did not know any of them. I do not assume any of us knew one another. However simply discovering one another as individuals and I’ve all the time seen their development within the final, I will not even say two years. I would say within the one, one-and-a-half months we had been in Goa for filming. So from the day we landed and the day we began our prep to the time we completed a whole schedule and we got here again, I had seen development and I had seen an evolution in all three of them. They’ve grow to be extra assured, they’ve matured. It was stunning to see that and I feel Shakun agrees with me. From the place we began and to the place we’re in the present day. Simply to see that journey. So yeah about Ananya, I really feel that she’s extraordinarily clever, she’s extraordinarily proficient, somebody I am going to all the time, all the time be there for her if she ever appears like she wants me.
Ananya Panday: So candy.
Gehraiyaan streams on Amazon Prime from February 11.