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‘I had to bar them (Arjun Kapoor - Parineeti Chopra) from meeting each other socially!’: Reveals Dibakar Banerjee
In producer and director Dibakar Banerjee’s Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar, Arjun Kapoor and Parineeti Chopra will be seen pitted against each other as sworn enemies. The two actors are good friends off-screen but for this film, they had to hate each other on screen. And to make it possible and come out naturally, Dibakar took a drastic step.
Sharing about what he did to achieve his idea in the film, he says,
No one looks pretty when your life is being choked out of you. No one looks their best when being slapped in the backseat of a car in the middle of nowhere in the dead of the night as a huge threatening stranger asks you questions you don't know the answers to. There are many in India who know how this feels. But not Parineeti and Arjun.- Dibakar Banerjee
He further goes on to reveal how he barred them from meeting each other socially. He adds,
I had to figure a way of making them angry, bewildered and scared and alien to each other which is why I had to bar them from meeting each other socially till they met for the first time on the sets in character.- Dibakar Banerjee
Arjun brought his A-game on as his ferocity definitely scared his close friend! Dibakar says,
I think Parineeti was genuinely scared as Arjun changed from the submissive driver to an aggressive and scared policeman losing his shit and brandishing a gun and getting into the backseat, bellowing questions at her while slapping her. I could see it in her eyes in the close ups. I think our small workshop trick paid off well.- Dibakar Banerjee
Sandeep Aur Pinky Faraar is a raw and edgy thriller and is set to be released on March 19. It is being distributed worldwide by Yash Raj Films.