| In the song ‘Hai
Junoon’, the three of you have really good chemistry and you are just outstanding
and are having so much of fun.
I am really glad to get
some appreciation for that because the two of them were looking at me during
the whole song like do you mind. Can you stop jumping? Can you stand still
or do a movement which requires both of your feet on the ground rather
than off the ground? I don’t know but I was having fun. There wasn’t much
choreography. Kabir, Adi and the choreographer said just be spontaneous
and have a good time. So I was next to two really spontaneous people who
love to dance and so I decided to jump enough for all three of us (Laughs).
How much do you identify
yourself with the character of Maya you play in “New York”?
Maya, the character I
play in “New York” is and will always be very special for me because I
think it is a character the most similar to me. Not necessarily the experiences
that she goes through in the film but for the ways she is. Her nature,
her personality, the kind of joy and carefree attitude she lives her life
is where I identify Maya with me. Towards the end of the film, the way
she loves and the ways she is to people is very similar to what I am in
real life. While discussing with Kabir about my character, he used to just
tell me look in your inner self and that is where you will find Maya.
How was it working with
When I first saw Kabir
I thought to myself that this is the kind of person I am never going to
be able to relate to. There was no connection at all. On my first day on
the sets I realized that this man is a very intelligent and knows exactly
about human nature. Kabir has been a documentary film maker before making
films for our industry. His insight and understanding of human nature has
made this film really special. He knows how to relate to everybody and
will look at you and understand the kind of person you are. He was like
a friend to all of us. He helped all of us find our inner self and made
that connection that he wanted to come across in the movie. He did all
of that with no pressure, no stress and in the most painless way. It was
a wonderful experience to work with him.
Do you find yourself fortunate
enough to be working with the renowned production house for “New York”?
Of course! It is actually
a dream come true to work with Yash Raj. They are an institution by themselves.
I have been very fortunate with other film makers as well. People who I
have always worked with have really supported me but definitely working
with Yash Raj is a personal achievement. Every actor does want to do a
Yash Raj film and I think the fact that I got to do a film like this is
great. The film is a new film and has not been seen before. The film is
important, dramatic and still emotional which is why I feel it touches
The music of the film
is already topping the charts. What are your views about the music of the
The music of the film
really took me by surprise. I thought that this is going to be a film which
will be more about the story and less music. I knew music would be there
but in what capacity was the question. When I saw the film I realized how
important role the music has played in taking forward the pace of the film.
Music takes you into the story completely. Pritam has just done an amazing
job. The music is so unlike from what he has done before.