‘Did push-ups prior to the mono­logue’

As Pyar Ka Punch­nama turns six, lead ac­tors share their mem­o­ries

Hindustan Times (Patna) - Live - - Front Page - An­juri Na­yar Singh an­juri.na­yar@htlive.com

Film­maker Luv Ran­jan’s Pyaar Ka Punch­nama (2011) man­aged to cap­ti­vate the au­di­ence de­spite hav­ing new faces. As the film com­pletes six years, ac­tor Divyendu Sharma, who played the much-loved char­ac­ter of Liq­uid in the film, says he was con­vinced that the film would be liked by the view­ers.

“Hon­estly, I had this hunch that the film would do well. How­ever, I was also aware that it’s a small film and would not make big num­bers dur­ing the open­ing week­end but it picked up,” says Divyendu. The ro­man­tic com­edy also fea­tured new­com­ers Kar­tik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Ishita Raj Sharma, Son­nalli Sey­gall and Raayo S Bakhirta.

Kar­tik’s hi­lar­i­ous mono­logue on the plight of men in re­la­tion­ships from the film be­came very pop­u­lar. The 28-year-old ac­tor says that the orig­i­nal mono­logue was much longer and was chopped dur­ing edit­ing. “By the end of it, I am sup­posed to be ex­hausted. To look ex­hausted, I did push-ups be­fore the mono­logue,” says Kar­tik, who de­liv­ered the seven-minute dia­logue in one take.

Re­call­ing the days when the film was get­ting shot, Divyendu says it was so much fun that their long work­ing hours used to fly by with­out them re­al­is­ing it. But the shoot had its chal­lenges, too. “All the scenes in the dhaba were shot at three in the morn­ing in Gur­gaon in De­cem­ber. It was so cold and we were sup­posed to be shoot­ing sum­mer scenes. I re­mem­ber we would have Bac­ardi shots in be­tween to keep our­selves warm,” says Divyendu.

Since ev­ery­one was new on the set, Kar­tik says this made the shoot even more fun. “I re­mem­ber each and ev­ery day. Of course, I was bul­lied a lot as I was the youngest. But I re­mem­ber each day was so much fun,” says Kar­tik.

(Left to right) Divyendu Sharma, Raayo S Bakhirta and Kar­tik Aaryan

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