June 11, 2011 04:20:27 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
SHAITAN has released and other than Kalki and Kirti (who was first seen in KHICHDI - THE MOVIE), the film sees the coming together of quite a few youngsters including Shiv Pandit (who made his debut with AAGEY SE RIGHT), Neil Bhoopalam (who had enacted the part of Shayan Munshi in NO ONE KILLED JESSICA) and Gulshan Devaiya (who made his mark as a drug peddler named Ricky in DUM MAARO DUM) with Rajeev Khandelwal playing a cop.
"The best part about the film is all us youngsters are pretty much equals here. This is an ensemble affair which is sans any binding of hero or heroine mandate," says Kalki who was last seen in another ensemble affair THE FILM EMOTIONAL ATYACHAR, "Also, majority of us knew each other from the past due to our stint in theatre. I have done the play HAMLET with Neil. With Gulshan I have already worked with in my film THAT GIRL IN YELLOW BOOTS. Then with Kirti too I have done a play before."
All of this ensured that it was pretty much a 'Hum Saath Saath Hain' setting for the cast of SHAITAN as they could indulge in lot of 'masti' and 'mazaa' both on as well as off the screen due to their past acquaintance.
"Yes, due to this reason we all got along very well. During breaks we used sit together in the same vanity van, crack jokes, talk and have food. It is so much better to be working in such an environment rather than sit separate," smiles Kalki who has also worked in another ensemble biggie ZINDAGI NA MILEGI DOBARA, "So yeah; it was a great coincidence for all of us to unite which only made us all feel a lot comfortable with each other."
A co-production of Anurag Kashyap, Sunil Bohra and Guneet Monga, SHAITAN released this Friday and has opened to all around positive reviews.