Nagesh Kukunoor confessed to the media that he is finally learning the art of promoting his cinema the right way so it can reach out to more people. First, it was Raksha Bandhan where Ayesha Takia tied a Rakhi on his hand! And now, the Ganpati celebrations at Andheri Cha Raja in Mumbai where the cast of the film Mod decided to launch the music of their love story.
Boy, from a reporter’s perspective I can say it was chaos personified. The whole place was packed with media as well as devotees jostling for space and getting rather forceful, almost pouncing on each other in their attempt to catch a glimpse of the stars. I’d say pushing my way through a crowd of sweaty armpits is never a good idea. Eww. Gross!
So moving on, Nagesh Kukunoor and Elahe Hiptoola were super excited about the Ganesh Aarti to seek blessings for their film. Nagesh spoke about his first ever attempt at a love story and how the music helps in taking the narrative forward.
I heart the music of Dor (remember Ye Honsla)? So I bet this one too is an interesting mix of some good ol’ romance with heartwarming lyrics. Ayesha looked real cute in a Black Anarkali and was actually a lot of fun to talk to.
Ayesha revealed how she’d stayed true to her diet for most of the Ooty shoot of the film but like really binged on the last day. I can totally relate to that bit being a complete foodie myself!
Rannvijay Singh was a major sweetheart. He was waving to the MissMalini Flip to say “Hello” even when they were doing the group byte, talking to us about his favorite songs in Mod and ever so cutely trying to give us reasons why we should watch Mod. And I gotta say, he looked real hot in a kurta and jeans!
I quizzed Rannvijay and Ayesha about the equation they share and their unusual but like really adorable chemistry. They just couldn’t stop praising each other and it’s always nice to hear how much fun they had making the movie coz then the comfort levels are so evident on screen.
Personally, I think Nagesh Kukunoor movies are totally awesome and we’re suckers for romance anyway, so I am really wishing the movie’s going to be a rocking blend of his trademark style, Bollywood’s cutest new reel life couple and the sweetest emotion life has to offer! Can’t wait!
Also Spotted: The film’s music director, Tapas Relia, singer Shivam Pathak, Riyaz Gangji and Monica Bedi at the Andheri Cha Raja Celebrations.