>> PARINEETI ON WORKING WITH ROHIT SHETTY
You must be really kicked about such a big hit under your belt? Of course, it goes without saying that I am very happy.
While working on the film, did you or any other actor feel that Golmaal Again will garner such huge numbers?
No, none of us were really expecting those numbers. We knew that we were making a good film and if people give it a chance, they will love it. But the kind of numbers and jump (in numbers on consecutive days) that we are getting on weekdays, too, is unheard of. That makes me very happy, and also the fact that the film has not only done good numbers but has also gone past people’s expectations. Usually, the fourth film of any franchise doesn’t generate this kind of excitement, and that’s why we are excited that it has created history.
The film’s success has also brought cheer to box office because not many Hindi films have done well this year. Do you — as an actor – feel satisfied about that?
100%. Obviously, there is always a sense of fear if films aren’t doing well and so, you wonder, if the audiences are even going to the theatre to watch films. But the opening numbers of our films so huge that we felt the whole of India had gotten up and gone to watch the film (laughs). Moreover, the film also got good reviews and word of mouth also spread rapidly, so all of that helped. I feel such things (a hit like Golmaal Again) are, of course, milestones. Of course, I felt [ like I was] at the top of the world. From the day I signed the film, I was very excited to get on the sets, become a part of this madness and start acting. Rohit sir really respects his actors and spoils them. He is the kind of director, who will make you work the hardest but you will never feel that you worked hard. The kind of respect that you get as an artiste was the most beautiful experience, and only Rohit Shetty can give you that.