September 13, 2011 05:48:44 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
LOVE, BREAKUPS, ZINDAGI is up for Dussehra release and there were a few who have wondered how the first time director and a co-producer Sahil Sangha would have actually ended up helming a project that features over half a dozen principal characters. For someone like Dia Mirza, the film's leading lady who has acted in over 30 films, one expects her to share an objective view at the state of affairs instead of being biased since Sahil happens to be the love of her life.
"Hmm okay, so I will tell you the honest truth," says Dia after a short pause, "And the honest truth is that those who have already seen the film refuse to believe that Sahil is a first time director. So even though you may feel that it is a biased view, I am sure you too would have the same reaction when you watch the film yourself."
One hopes Dia indeed means what she says because stakes are quite high for them when it comes to LOVE BREAKUPS ZINDAGI.
"I can tell you from outsider's perspective as well," she gives out that high voltage smile, "When the film was being shot, our DOP who happens to be someone as senior as Aseem Bajaj complimented Sahil by appreciating him for the kind of clarity that he comes with. Now that's something that I realized as an actor during scripting sessions as well as actual shooting days. He is quite open minded and receptive"
Detailing her experience, Dia says, "I remember how there were certain moments in the film when Zayed and I felt that a scene could be set in a particular way. We would approach Sahil with these ideas and he would say that 'Okay, let's first do it my way and then we will do it your way. Later we will include what we all feel is the best for the film'. Of course he would eventually have his own way and today when we see the film as a whole, Zayed as well as I realise how correct Sahil was all this while."