Citadel - - CINEMA - By Nishad Shinde > nishad.citadel@gmail.com

How did this film hap­pen to you? It is a long story. I had just com­pleted the shoot of Chashme Bad­door. Af­ter the Goa sched­ule, I had came back to Mumbai and I got to know about this film. So when Japin­der Kaur (direc­tor, Dil­li­wali Zaalim Girl­friend) met me for the nar­ra­tion, the first thing I asked her was, ‘Who is the script writer?’ The mo­ment she said Mr Chad­dha, I was very im­pressed, be­cause Ma­nur­ishi Chad­dha, of Oye Lucky! Lucky Oye! fame is a very big name in the in­dus­try. Es­pe­cially if we talk about the movie set up in Delhi, I was very ex­cited be­cause here is a guy who com­pletely un­der­stands Delhi. For him, Delhi is not only about In­dia Gate or Red Fort, but knows Delhi through and through. I liked the story when I went through it and I also loved my char­ac­ter and im­me­di­ately signed the movie.

Give us a brief about your char­ac­ter in the movie? I play Dhruv, a young guy pre­par­ing for his IAS ex­ams in Delhi. The story is based in the North Cam­pus and there is a popular cul­ture that peo­ple study IAS there and he is a stu­dent of one of those coach­ing classes. He has a friend called Happy, played by Prad­hu­man, and they hang around, go par­ty­ing, but at the same time my char­ac­ter is very sen­si­ble. He knows where to draw a line and will never jump that line. He is a very determined guy and if some­thing goes wrong in his life or the life of some­one he is close to, he gets af­fected by it and wants to go into the root cause of it. He is like a prob­lem solver, he al­ways wants to solve is­sues rather than have a ca­sual at­ti­tude in life. A com­plete char­ac­ter, he is like the boy-next-door you will

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