Filmmaker Madhur Bhandarkar, the flag-bearer of women centric films, has directed some topnotch actresses like Kareena Kapoor Khan, Priyanka Chopra, Tabu, Konkona Sen Sharma in his films. However, they were all solo starrers. But this time around Madhur has taken bunch of fresh faces for his upcoming film CALENDAR GIRLS and they all being the lead. The movie introduces five new girls to the filmdom.
When we poked newbie Akanksha Puri, who is playing one of the calendar girls in the film, about the catfights and how Madhur could handle the girls, she said, “But you will be surprised and in fact everyone in the production team is surprised that till date none of us have fought. All of us are very good friends. Though the shoot is over, we all are still in touch. We party and go shopping together, we keep chatting and gossiping and because of that our bond has also strengthened. In fact five of us used to trouble everybody on the sets. We were like naughty bunch of school kids and Madhur and his team was like school principals/teachers who were after our lives. Five of us are a unique combination coming from different parts of the country and are poles apart. Hats off to Madhur and his production team for handling us. Of course they had pressure to handle us. We all are high on energy and always kept asking questions.”
“Madhur was certainly caught between us because if he said something in my favour others would be upset and vice-versa. But he played very diplomatic, had smart replies and kept everyone happy. He treated all of us like family and the movie as his baby,” she added.
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Akanksha further reveals that how you get spoilt working with Madhur Bhandarkar.
“Whenever you come to Madhur's sets, you will see fun happening, on mike everyone is seen cracking jokes. So, it becomes very easy for anyone to work here. In fact, we are now so much spoiled that we are going to have tough time. They have pampered us and spoilt us so much that I think we will have hard time working with another production. I truly miss that time so much now the shoot is over,” says the actress.
Besides Akanksha Puri, Ruhi Singh, Avani Modi, Kyra Dutt, Satarupa Pyne will also make their debut with CALENDAR GIRLS.
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