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Chhalaang is my happy film: Hansal Mehta

Written by A. Kameshwari
| New Delhi |

October 17, 2020 9:31:11 pm


Chhalaang will premiere on Amazon Prime Video. (The Press Reporter Picture by Vasant Prabhu)

Nationwide Award-winning director Hansal Mehta and actor Rajkummar Rao’s Chhalaang was all set to hit theatres earlier this 12 months. Nevertheless, as a result of pandemic, the movie is now releasing on Amazon Prime Video on November 13.

Throughout a Fb LIVE on The Indian The Press Reporter Fb web page earlier this 12 months, the filmmaker spoke about his upcoming movie Chhalaang.

Listed here are the excerpts:

Inform us one thing about Chhalaang.

Chhalaang is a movie which is optimistic, and in these occasions, it should give numerous positivity to individuals.

Your movies have all the time been critically acclaimed however are you chasing industrial success with Chhalaang?

I’m not chasing industrial success. I attempt to make my movies with as a lot honesty and fervour as doable. I simply wish to inform good tales. I do need them to generate profits as a result of a profitable movie allows you to inform extra tales. And I believe, fingers crossed, Chhalaang is one such movie. Each Rajkummar and me are making a movie completely different from what we’ve got executed to date. There may be humour. It’s a social comedy. There may be a lot in it for everyone. No one dies or will get arrested (smiles). It’s my glad movie, and I pray it will get an enormous success.

How do you suppose the trade goes to vary submit the pandemic?

My sort of movies are simpler to make throughout such occasions as a result of I wish to work with a small crew. Shahid was made with solely 15 members, Citylights with perhaps round 30. I lengthy to return to that sort of filmmaking and I believe the circumstances will convey us again to such an surroundings.

Any of your movies that you’d wish to re-release on OTT platforms?

I believe Dil Pe Mat Le Yaar. I want I can do a digital restoration of the movie. It’s a movie forward of its time with an ideal script by Saurabh Shukla. It’s related in right this moment’s time due to the migrant disaster we’re taking a look at. It’s a very private take a look at a migrant’s story. My complete obsession with migrants’ tales began with that movie. So, I want it comes out in pristine type and is seen by individuals.

You could have collaborated so many occasions with Rajkummar Rao. How will you describe his development?

I don’t know describe Raj. He’s my closest collaborator. After I see him succeed, it offers me numerous delight. I really feel proud like a father but in addition envious of the sort of works he does. I want I may make a movie like Newton. Actually, to see a primary time director do such work gave me sleepless nights. Raj has emerged out of nice private tragedy over the previous few years and achieved this excellent development as an individual and an actor.

Other than Rajkummar Rao and Manoj Bajpayee, are there actors you wish to collaborate with?

There are such a lot of. I want I may direct Dilip Kumar. I believe I began making movies a decade late. If I had began early, I might have labored with him. However I’ve no remorse. I want I labored with Irrfan. There have been occasions after we spoke and received a bit far. However it couldn’t occur.

Then there may be Nawazuddin Siddiqui. Additionally, Shah Rukh Khan. I believe Shah Rukh is extremely underutilised due to his personal stardom. Typically stardom limits actors.

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So, yeah, there are lots of. I might like to work with Ayushmann, however nothing has labored out to date. Nevertheless, I really feel blessed to have labored with Rajkummar and Manoj.

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