Mohit Suri was just a month shy of celebrating his 24th birthday when he made his directorial debut with the Emraan Hashmi starrer, Zeher (2005). Now, the Bhatts have given a break to another 24 year old youngster, Karan Darra, who has made his debut as a director with the erotic-supernatural musical Khamoshiyan. Over to the newest entrant in the Vishesh Films camp.
While the world is waking up to female centric films, the Bhatts have believed in keeping women on the forefront for decades now. How does that play in Khamoshiyan?
You can’t deny that men want to see an ideal mate in their woman. Whether we like it or not, we are engineered to that thought process. It is like an operating system on a computer. It is then constantly reinvented and showcased in a different way film after film.
So what was the USP of Sapna Pabbi that convinced you that she would be able to deliver the goods?
You know, I didn’t meet her till I actually brought her on board. It was just a small 20 minutes narration and she was about to leave for the shoot of Satra Ko Shaadi Ki. There was a unique quality of something being inside with an outer barrier being different. I saw some of her portfolio pictures and I knew that she could pull it off. There was strong sensuality hidden in her.
Even though the film is being sold as an erotic supernatural film, it appears that there’s a strong dramatic quotient as well, right?
You are spot on, there is a lot of drama going on. See, when you see a book and its cover, you get an idea about what it is but don’t really a complete context around the content. Same is with Khamoshiyan. We are offering quite a lot on the platter.