KAPOOR & SONS has hit the marquee and praises are pouring in from all corners for this ‘identifiable' take on modern day family. In an exclusive chat with Alia, Sidharth, Fawad and director Shakun, we discovered how they have worked together as a team and helped each other to improvise and give KAPOOR & SONS what it needed to become a movie worth a watch for the audience.
Shakun, who impressed with the refined take on love and relationship in EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, took 4 years to come up with his next and the director blames his creative instincts as the reasons for the delay. He said, “Post EK MAIN AUR EKK TU, I wasted one year in all stupidity of thinking on what should be my next, another year got wasted in writing KAPOOR & SONS, another year in casting and making. Now hopefully I will try to be quicker in making my next film”.
Alia Bhatt who hailed the flag of girl power high in HIGHWAY and has become an icon of cute, sweet, little bubbliness on screen who can act as well said, “Like any other director, Shakun helped me in understanding Tia - my character in the film, but the difference between Shakun and other directors is that Shakun has a ‘realistic' ting attached to his characters and plot that made the actress in me understand the tone of my director in a better way and that helped to improvise and made me come off as a better actress. I was able to relate to KAPOOR AND SONS in a more identifiable manner, hoping the audience may find some identity with the characters in the film, a brother can be like Sidharth or Fawad, a grandpa can be like Rishi sir, an aunt can be like Ratna ji or an uncle can be like Rajatji or a free spirited girl can identify with me in the film”.
Alia's co–star and 'special' friend Sidharth in his response on working with his fellow debutant Alia for the same banner Dharma in this family entertainer says, “Thanks to Alia, I got a chance to improvise in KAPOOR & SONS. When we debuted in STUDENT OF THE YEAR, it was not the case, we both where nervous to add or improvise. For a change I play a lively character in the film. In my previous endeavors, I was seen as an intense personality and surprisingly my on screen intensity has become my real personality for people, which is not the case, it takes some time but I am a lively person and KAPOOR & SONS gave me the chance to play what I am. Sometimes after seeing Alia's improvisations, I have given my retakes, so Alia's presence has helped me in playing my character - Arjun Kapoor in the best possible way I can.”
Bollywood cross border debonair import Fawad Khan who plays Sidharth's brother Rahul Kapoor, said, “Though KAPOOR & SONS had the popular youth icons Sidharth and Alia in the film and I am just one film old over here, I never got misplaced or ignored by both of them. Together we shared a good camaradie, especially my bromance with Sidharth. The happy off screen relationship with Sidharth and Alia helped a lot and watching their passion to improvise motivated me to perform as a better actor.”
Movie stars speaking high praises for their co–stars and directors during their movie promotions is a known fact and many times it turns out to be just a gimmick. But here it seems KAPOOR AND SONS team had their heart and mouth at the right place.. and the results are now showing..
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