It was a fan-tastic interaction between winners of HT City Stars In The City contest and the team of Roy; Jacqueline Fernandez, Arjun Rampal, director Vikramjit Singh and producer Bhushan Kumar. In a no-holds-barred conversation with Sonal Kalra, national editor, Entertainment and Lifestyle, the team revealed some behind-the-scenes bits about each other.
Jacqueline, what was it like working with two of the hottest men (Arjun Rampal and Ranbir Kapoor) in the industry?
I feel very blessed. Thank you Vikram, thank you, Bhushan. Actually, it was quite distracting to work around two extremely hot men. But we had a lot of fun in that schedule. I think I was very lucky to get this movie.
Bhushan, what makes you risk your money on debutante directors? What is the one thing that completely bowls you over when somebody new comes to you with a script?
When I started making films, I was looking for new scripts. We are used to seeing so many masala films these days and they are not even working, so I thought that I should take this chance to bring out some sort of new cinema. And when I heard this script, it was quite new-age. It is not a typical film.
Arjun, your fans have been missing you. It’s been close to two years that we saw you on the big screen Why this gap?
It was a conscious decision. I always wanted to do different kind of roles and that’s what I have been doing. I had done four films back to back. I did Chakravyuh, Satyagraha, D-Day and Inkaar. So, I needed to take a break.
Arjun, which year did Bhushan get married?
Arjun: Oh teri! Shaadi pe isne bulaaya hi nahi tha yaar. Umm, I think 2009.
Vikramjit: I’ll say 2006.
Jackky: Umm, I’d say 2007.
Bhushan: It’s 10 years on the 13th (yesterday; also the date the film released.
Jackky, which Delhi University college did Arjun go to?
Jackky: Umm, I don’t know. IIT?
Arjun: We don’t have any intellectual conversations!
Vikramjit: Hindu College.
Bhushan, which beauty pageant did Jacqueline win in 2006?
Arjun: Miss Sri Lanka.
Bhushan: Just that?
Arjun: He must be thinking Miss World, Miss Universe!
Vikram, what are the names of Arjun’s daughters?
Vikramjit: Myra and Mahairika.
Arjun: Very bad yaar. It is Mahikaa and Myra. I have the names tattooed on my arm!