September 4, 2010 03:27:32 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
Director Siddharth Anand has the unique experience of bringing the two superstars - Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra - together in the same film - ANJAANA ANJAANI. While with Priyanka he was working for the first time, ice was seemingly broken with Ranbir because he had earlier worked with him in BACHNA AE HASEENO.
"On the contrary Ranbir and I made a conscious effort to be far more serious this time around", Siddharth throws a surprise here, "Reason being that Ranbir and I are family. We have literally grown up together due to which there was so much comfort we shared in our BACHNA AE HASEENO days. It was tough for us to be serious."
On the other hand with Priyanka, it was food that broke the ice. No pun intended. "Before I knew Priyanka, I had an impression of her as this Diva, especially so because of her Miss World background. It was only later during the narration that I got to know her better and realised that she was a very simple Punjabi girl who loved food. Once I found this common ground with her, I was able to break loose. Today we bond so very well, she is a buddy."
This is the reason why producer Sajid Nadiadwala is understandably happy with the camaraderie that his director and actors shared with each other. "I always go with my director's conviction and once Siddharth finalised Ranbir and Priyanka, I was all for it. I have worked with Priyanka before in MUJHSE SHAADI KAROGI so I pretty much know what she is capable. Ranbir is working for my banner for the first time and I strongly believe that his star quotient is tremendous."
ANJAANA ANJAANI releases all over on 24th September.