'We Stopped Counting The Bruises On Pari'- Dibakar Banerjee On Shooting Sandeep Aur Pinky Farar

Pallavi Manoj , 09 Mar 2021
Parineeti Chopra & Arjun Kapoor
Parineeti Chopra & Arjun Kapoor

The second trailer of Dibakar Banerjee‘s thriller Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is here and we’re super excited for the movie. The movie that was supposed to release last year has been postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic. Now with theatres slowly opening its doors, the movie is slated for release on 19th March. The first trailer had come out on 4th March 2020.

Check out the trailer:

For the off-screen close friends and much loved on-screen Ishaaqzaade couple, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra, SAPF was an absolutely new territory to explore and they went for it.

Dibakar revealed:

It was Arjun vs Parineeti on the sets of SAPF for most of the days. They have done the typical romantic films together where there’s what we call in Bollywood ‘choreography’. SAPF wasn’t choreographed. We rehearsed the basic moves and then just went for it.

He added that:

Male violence against the woman is something we all know pretty well in the subcontinent. It’s also used often to gloat and used as prurient male-gaze click-baits while promoting a film. We wanted the violence between them to be real which meant that they really had to hit each other which became a big problem because they are old buddies and the fact that Arjun is really very gentle.

Dibakar said that Arjun was committed to bringing the animosity alive on screen and Pari dived deep into the character to ensure that the violence, though excruciating for her body, was necessary.

The talented director said:

He’s double Pari’s size and has hands like sledgehammers. By the time the shooting ended, we stopped counting the bruises on Pari. So did she. But I love the shot where she slaps Arjun back. I wouldn’t want to be on the receiving end of that one.

Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a raw and edgy thriller and is set to be released on March 19. It is being distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.

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