Mumbai, Oct 4 (Calcutta Tube / IBNS) Trust directors who make sure that actors get into their respective characters. And debutante director Neerav Ghosh is not to be left behind.
Neerav who’s directorial debut film Soundtrack which releases on 7th October made sure that his lead star Rajeev Khandelwal visited several nightclubs in Bangkok to get his act right as he plays a popular DJ and musician in the film.
Although Rajeev did undergo a four week DJ training workshop in Mumbai, Neerav feels that DJ’s in Bangkok are showmen and entertainers in their own right. The core idea was to get an understanding of how to engage audience with just the music when there are more avenues of entertainment.
“When I visited Bangkok for recce I was quit blown away by the distinct and happening nightlife in Bangkok. I wanted Rajeev’s character to be completely wacky and insisted that he must visit these clubs in order to get the act right.” said director Neerav Ghosh.
“We do have lot of clubs in Mumbai and renowned DJ’s in India too but Bangkok which is known for its nightlife was the best reference we could get,” said Ghosh.
Rajeev said, “Bangkok’s nightlife has a reputation of being wild and rowdy so I was initially extremely skeptical when Neerav asked me to visit these night clubs to get a feeler. When we finally got to visiting one, I was taken aback by Bangkok’s lust-driven dens of sin.
“It was only on Neerav’s insistence that I finally agreed to recce night clubs to meet the DJ’s there and learn about their mannerisms. I experienced the loud levels of music DJs are exposed to all the time. The learning was phenomenal I realized there is so much more to learn than just put on earplugs to be a DJ. ”
Soundtrack is an edgy, modern day portrayal of India’s most prolific musician and DJ played by Rajeev Khandelwal.
It traces his alcohol, drug and sex fuelled meteoric rise, as he battles his internal demons and a damaging handicap. The film also stars Soha Ali Khan and Mrinalini Sharma.