Tushar Kapoor has always been a very talented actor. He did various genres of films. With Golmaal, he got one of the biggest hits of the year with his performance being an absolutely outstanding one. It definitely is an award worthy performance. He is now shooting for Kya Love Story Hai. We have an exclusive chat with the superstar on the sets of Kya Love Story Hai.
Tell us about Kya Love Story Hai.
Kya Love Story Hai is a simple love story and revolves around three characters which are mine, Ayesha Takia and a new comer called Karan. It is very interesting in its situations. Although the story is very simple, the way in which the characters reach their destinations is very very unique. What you get out of this film is that we have a certain picture in our mind as to who we imagine our partner in life to be but what we really want and what we finally fall in love with can be something very different. Something we do not even know of. That is the irony in the film.
[an error occurred while processing this directive] Is this film another college caper?
It is a young film but it is not a college caper. It is not in a campus. It is set abroad. It is about the relationship between these three characters. It is not exactly a love triangle also. There is no situation that connects it to a college caper.
Are you excited to work with Ayesha Takia who is really popular these days?
I am very very happy to be working with her. It is my first film with Ayesha. I hope people like our pair in the film and I hope we do a lot of films together in future.
Tell us about Lovely Singh, the director of the film. He's a new guy
Lovely has been a friend of mine. He was the assistant director to Satish Kaushik. That is how I got to know him. He is a very sensitive person. To be a sensitive director, you have to be aware of the little things because they matter a lot. He has a very fresh approach, a very modern approach to film making. When I heard the story, I liked the way he had inter woven the screenplay from such a simple love story. The one line intro of the film is very simple but the way the story actually unfolds is what sets the movie apart from other love stories. We haven't seen a young love story in recent times. Films like Salaam Namaste, Hum Tum were love stories but were a little matured. We haven't seen something very young. That is why I feel this movie will be a very novel affair and Lovely Singh will definitely make a mark with this movie.
Tell us about the new comer Karan.
I haven't really started shooting with him. But I have met him once. He seems promising. I will know more about him once I start working with him.
How is it working with Bablu Pachisia.
Mr. Parchisia is a regular producer in Bollywood. I have met him a couple of times before and we were supposed to start a few projects but things did not work out. So I am very happy that things have worked out for this movie. Everybody is fit for their part and everyone is really geared up for this film. I hope my team with Mr Parchisia is also successful.
Is the movie to be completed in one schedule?
You can say that. It is not going to be spread over too many months. We are going for a one and a half month outdoor to South Africa by the end of this month. That should finish 95% of the work. We have one song here in Bombay. I think we will be done in this schedule.
You recently hurt yourself in an action sequence for Shootout at Lokhandwala. What was that about?
Yes I hurt myself in a fight scene. My director Apoorva Lakhia was quite happy about it. He feels it looks good with the character since I am playing a negative character in the film. The bruise is still there but I hope it subsides soon.
You have a different look for your role in Kya Love Story Hai.
Yes, I have a different look from what I have in Shootout at Lokhandwala. In Lokhandwala I have a big beard. In this film I am a kind of a guy who lives abroad. He is fun. At the same time he is not very loud personality. It is more of a romantic guy, chilled out at the same time he is not trying to look good. So the look is going to be like that of the character.
Is Kya Kool Hain Hum 2 coming?
We are going to start next year. The scripting is almost done. We just have to work out on the dates and get the whole team together and start by 2007. It should come out by 2008.
When is Good Boy Bad Boy coming?
Good Boy Bad Boy is ready. I just have one song remaining. I am told it will be releasing by December. It is a romantic campus drama. That film is more like a musical. It has got comedy also. It has the moral in the film that you do not have to be good or bad. You have to be smart. One can achieve that when you interact with all kinds of people. It is not something that you segregate people according to the intelligence. That way nobody grows. So it is like a campus light dramatic film.
You are also in Agar.
Agar is a romantic thriller. It is more like Hitchcockian film where you do not know what is going to happen next. It is very emotional but at the same time it has that thrilling element. What the director is going to do next? Audience will wonder what will happen in the film next because the screenplay is so good. It is about this guy who is almost broken and lost where his love life is concerned. He comes back to normality but the same thing happens to him again. How he takes it this time, is basically what Agar is all about.
What releases do you have lined up?
My next release will be Good Boy Bad Boy. After that will be Kya Love Story Hai. Then I have Shootout at Lokhandwala and then will come Agar.
What other projects are you doing?
I have just signed a film with Priyadarshan for Percept. It is an out and out comedy. We will start in November. That should come out next summer.