Newcomers Shiv Darshan and Hasleen Kaur talk about their upcoming film, Karle Pyaar Karle, and also field questions about working with a debutant director, their chemistry with each other and what makes the film special.
How confident are you about the success of the film?
Shiv: Honestly, because it’s my first movie, it’s natural for me to go through a wide range of emotions. I am having sleepless nights. But I am excited and confident because, as a team, we all have put in a lot of effort. It’s an edgy and spunky film.
Hasleen: Initially, I had butterflies in my stomach, but now I am more confident because I am getting positive vibes from people from the different cities that our team has visited. It’s an entertaining, good love story.
How was the experience of working together?
Shiv: It’s been a phenomenal experience. Although Hasleen came on board just five days before the shoot started, she adapted quickly. She is hard-working and helped my craft of acting as well. I am a methodical actor and she is spontaneous. But we were influenced by each other’s skills and I’m sure people will like our chemistry.
Hasleen: Shiv is the fourth generation of a film family. Even though he is debuting with Karle Pyaar Karle, he knows a lot about cinema. He is nothing less than a superstar. He has an awe-inspiring personality and makes our pair look so good.
Rajesh Pandey, the film’s director, is also debuting with the film. What was it like working with him?
Shiv: Rajesh has been an associate director to my father and I know him since the last 14 years. It never seemed to me that it is his directorial debut. He knows his work thoroughly and has made the film the way we had envisioned it to be.
Hasleen: I share a love-hate relationship with Rajesh. He is one of those visionaries who not only have good ideas, but also execute them. He is also a tough taskmaster and made me work really hard and pushed me to my limits.
What is the USP of the film?
Shiv: Freshness is the film’s USP. The actors, technicians, musicians, singers and, of course, the subject are refreshingly new and I hope people will love the film.
Hasleen: The pace of the film. Also the music and action are really nice. But, the biggest USP of the film is its love story.