'It was Jimmy who didn't want to kiss'

Mumbai, Dec 13 Debutant director Anand Rai whose thriller 'Strangers' releases this Friday has an interesting story to tell.

Thursday, December 13, 2007   |  Copyright: IANS  |  Comments 0 Comments  |  1102 Views

Mumbai, Dec 13 (IANS) Debutant director Anand Rai whose thriller 'Strangers' releases this Friday has an interesting story to tell.

'The script required a kissing scene. I nervously approached my leading lady Nandana Sen and spent some time convincing her. She eventually agreed. How was I to know the objection would come from the other party?'

The film's leading man Jimmy Shergill refused to smooch Nandana. 'He was adamant. He said he wouldn't have done the film if he knew about the kiss. I had no option but to drop it.'

Anand is all praise for his cast. 'Jimmy is among our most underrated actors. For the other leading man's role I needed a man of a few words. K.K. Menon fitted the bill. As for the girl, I needed someone who would look convincing as a girl who has spent all her life in London. Nandana Sen was perfect.'

Rai is quite bewildered by reports that 'Strangers' is based on Alfred Hitchcock's 'Strangers On A Train'.

'I really don't know where that came from. Yes, the film does have strangers as its title and there's a train running through the plot. But beyond this, my film is as close to Hitchcock as Jimmy Shergill is to Jimmy Mistry. Mine is an original story,' the debutant director says.

Anand shot the film entirely in London. 'And not as a touristy city. I've gone into the lanes and by-lanes of London. And unlike other films shot abroad I've even shot the interiors in London.'

Yes, but Anand couldn't get Jimmy to kiss.

Do you like this article?

Posted by: India-Forums.com Staff
User Rating User Rating(0 Votes)
Views 1102

User Comments & Ratings

Join India Forums for free to comment on this story. Have an account already? Use Quick Login to comment.

Related Celebrities

Jimmy Shergill Jimmy Shergill

Nandana Sen Nandana Sen

Bollywood Hot N' Happening Articles Index


Bollywood Search

Success party of Movie Raanjhanaa

Views : 8013
Comments :1

Rangeelay - Tere Bina

Views : 6164
Comments :0

Headache - Rangeelay

Views : 2097
Comments :0

Rangeelay - Theatrical Trailer

Views : 4069
Comments :0

Disclaimer: All Logos and Pictures of various Channels, Shows, Artistes, Media Houses, Companies, Brands etc. belong to their respective owners, and are used to merely visually identify the Channels, Shows, Companies, Brands, etc. to the viewer. Incase of any issue please contact the webmaster.