January 12, 2012 01:11:03 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Promos of EK MAIN AUR EKK TU are on-air and it's obvious that the film has been designed as a romcom. Though, one may wonder whether the film is pretty much a 'template' affair where the film begins with fun, then there is drama and emotional moments and eventually it is all a happy ending. With the genre catching heat in Bollywood since last few years, can we expect first time director Shakun Batra to deliver something different?
The first time director Shakun Batra says, ''See, every genre has certain conventions to be followed, whether it is a thriller, drama, action or romcom. A genre comes with its own grammar and we to play around with the script and tweak the rules while not allowing the genre to go haywire. Of course in a romcom you would have a boy and girl falling in love followed by banter. It is my job as a story teller to play with the narrative characters.'' CHECK OUT: Is Imran repeating himself in EMAET?
This was exactly what Kareena and Imran, too, went through when Shakun explained the graph of the film to them.
''I had to make my actors feel like being a part of a new set up instead of presenting them something which is a mishmash of drama and suspense. Now this is a movie about lighter moments in life and we didn't go astray. It is about being able to share your feelings with someone without turning melodramatic or going over the top,'' asserts Shakun.
No wonder, he is kicked about the film arriving in the weekend leading to Valentine's Day. 'This is a perfect film for Valentines Day,' he smiles, 'If you are planning to take someone out for a date, go to the theatres and watch this film. You won't be disappointed.'