where both the parties sit with the judge… Actually that scene was supposed to be in the middle of the story. The entire film was shot and ready. Then Vishal (Bhardwaj) sahab said that the particular scene should be executed differently.
Was it reshot? Yes, we reshot the scene. After looking at the first cut, we realised that the scene had a lot of material and could give the film an unusual climax. We could have shown both the aspects of the film through it which was necessary. Otherwise it would’ve become one-sided.
Are you romantic as a person? There is a sense of romance. But sometimes you start putting unnecessary pressure on the relationship. You start expecting and having insecurities. Then you start being possessive, then solidifying the relationship, then it starts shattering. Then it becomes mundane and the magic is lost. There are so many things inside you which you sometimes don’t get chance to live in life. Like a romance which is given by cinema. But it is so deep down inside you that it exists. Like the idea of falling in love at first sight and it is going to be for janam janam. You want to believe in that possibility. During the promotion of Madaari, you tweeted to Arvind Kejriwal and Rahul Gandhi, was that just for promotional purposes? No, it had nothing to do with the film. Many times you say a lot many things during an interview and the media knows what news they have to pick up, so they catch one thing, but sometimes it goes out of context. Someone is getting the right context while someone is giving it another touch for attention. But I hate that attention. Media can give the right perspective, but either it is creating a friction or just making you react. Sometimes you console yourself by saying that you have new power so let’s settle with it, like the teenage phase.
Whose idea was it to involve politicians, in your latest tweet? We were thinking about new things to promote the movie, which is organic. I have a big problem with gimmicks. I am against it, because you have made a film to make a connection with the audience. That is the reason that I don’t start talking about my film before it is made. I am told to start talking about a film as soon as I sign it, but what to tell the people unless I see the film? What if I flop and the movie is bad? You have a connection with the audience, which you shouldn’t use