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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

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