Randeep Hooda with Riya Sen, Sonali Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Rituparna Sengupta, Kalpana Pandit and Sada
Intimate interview with Randeep Hooda about his upcoming film “Love Khichdi” with Riya Sen, Sonali Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Rituparna Sen Gupta, Kalpana Pandit and Sada. Check out the full interview at CalcuttaTube.
Randeep Hooda has got every element of what an actor has to have in him- Looks, attitude and oodles of talent make this actor, stand apart. From Deshu in super serious D Company to 18 stupendous roles in Mere Khwabon Mein Jo Aaye, Randeep surely has come a along way, and now is hitting back with a bang with his forthcoming film Love Khichdi. The ex-beau of ever-sensuous Sushmita Sen will be seen surrounded by many girls namely- Riya Sen, Sonali Kulkarni, Divya Dutta, Rituparna Sen Gupta, Kalpana Pandit and Sada. The film is slated for a August 28 release.
In a candid interview, Randeep Hooda talks about love and lust, on and off-screen!
So many girls surrounded you; they must have really showered you with attention. How did it feel getting wooed by so many women?
Well, it’s not girls who are wooing me, except for Riya’s character. In fact, it’s my character that discovers the true meaning of love. His definition of love is limited to lust, which he has for all the girls, including his bai played by Sonali Kulkarni. He goes through these seven beautiful experiences and comes across the real definition of love. So, the entire female characters; except for Riya, who is in love with me have got equal share of attention and wooing.
Have you ever been wooed by so many girls in real-life?
(Blushes) Without sounding boastful- Yes, I am used to loads of attention from the opposite sex, and I enjoy it.
Is that so… do tell us about any particular incident?
Well, that’s something I would like to keep under wraps. Honestly, I am a little skeptical and scared of whether my building residents will let me enter the building after watching this film.
You were heard of being slapped by Divya Dutta on the sets while shooting for a funny scene…any other incident that tickles your funny bone or brings a smile on your face?
Well, another lady Sada slapped me too. Sada’s character slaps me while shooting on Worli sea-face. My three and half year old nephew was present on the sets, along with my mother. As soon as Sada slapped me my nephew immediately reacted and turned to mother saying, “Nani Nani yeh ladki toh gayi, Mamu isse banduk nikalkar maar denge” (Grandmother, this girl is gone, Uncle will shoot her with a pistol). We had a big laugh on that incident. Another incident was when Kalpana was to join me in the bed in a particular scene. And she ends up bringing a whip along to beat me. I had a hearty laugh at the sight, which was so embarrassing though.
There has been a transition in your acting from some super serious roles to some lovey-dovey kinds. Was it a deliberate effort or just a coincidence?
See, serious genre of films is my forte. However, an actor is an accomplished one if he is versatile, something which gives an actor an edge over others. So, it’s very important to experiment in different genres. I have different shades of traits in my persona, which I experiment with, in reel-life.
Tell us about the other projects in pipeline?
Karma Aur Holi, Kusar Prasad Ka Bhoot, Once Upon a Time in Mumbai, Rang Rasiya- Colors of Passion are some films which are lined up for this years release.
Coming back to Love Khichdi, what do you think is the USP of the film?
Reality driven script, and most important- loads of talking with the camera; it’s a very interactive film, where audience would be involved throughout.
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