BAAR BAAR DEKHO will see Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif play childhood lovers to growing up together.
There obviously would also be a lot of technicalities involves, so when the media met Sidharth, he was asked if it was challenging to do a film like BAAR BAAR DEKHO.
The actor replied in a affirmative and said, “I think that it's by far the most emotionally challenging film that I've done. It portrays various time zones. My character goes through different ages. I'm playing 46 and beyond. I don't know what being a husband or a father feels like.”
Sidharth, who ages with the film, feels that too was challenging. “Playing an older character was also challenging. It was not an old school type ageing in reel life, wherein you simply add some strands of grey hair. I was aged prosthetically, and indeed plenty of homework was done on that. A team from the U.K. flew down to meet us for this purpose. They took our face measurements and mapped our faces as well. They observed my dad's photograph and how he aged. So, the ageing that you see in the film, has been very subtle work,” he said.
Not only that, Sid also feels the narrative of the film was challenging. He said, “The narrative of the film was also challenging. Jai goes through a journey, during the course of which, he learns something. He is not a perfect character to begin with, he has some grey shades. Despite those grey shades, he isn't negative. He has that affable quality, you can't hate him. The intent was to make him slightly selfish. Diya (Katrina Kaif's character in the film) calls him an asshole.”
“The film wasn't physically taxing like an action film for which I must be in shape. However, doing this film was mentally taxing. Daily, I would have to read the scene before and after and establish the connection between them. Jai was after all passing through three different generations in three different time zones,” concluded the actor.