Bheja Fry turns 10: The cast remembers good times
Rab milaye jodi ... ek andha, ek kodi.” Replete with such witty dialogues and ribcracking humour, Bheja Fry (2007) made a place in everyone’s hearts. As the film, directed by Sagar Ballary, starring Rajat Kapoor, (far right) Vinay Pathak, (left) Sarika, Milind Soman and
Ranvir Shorey, (below) completes 10 years today, we speak to Vinay and Ranvir about their memories from the making of the film.
While it was a short project, Vinay says that shooting Bheja Fry was nothing less than a party for him. What started as a mere conversation in jest, ended up being one of the best films that he has worked on, says Vinay. “Every night was a party. I still remember that there was this one scene where Rajat kept cracking up after I said my dialogue and eventually Sagar had to exclude him from the scene,” he says, adding, “Party karte karte humne picture bana dali.”
Ranvir Shorey, who played Asif Merchant in the film, says he never thought the film would be such a big hit. “It was a very small project. And all of us friends were part of it. We had no expectations from the film and everything came as a surprise. It was amazing,” he says. Talking about shooting, Ranvir says, “I still remember that we would keep laughing and cracking up while shooting the film. I finished shooting in 20-25 days as my role as a supporting actor did not require too many days. But it was so great to have everyone on the set.”
For his role, Ranvir was initially meant to look different. “I was supposed to wear prosthetic make-up. But I was not able to. There was no budget and I had to just make do with my face as it is. I was lucky that it worked.”
There was this one scene where Rajat kept cracking up after I said my dialogue. Sagar [director] had to exclude him from the scene VINAY PATHAK, ACTOR