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Exclusive interview! Amrita Rao on 17 years of ‘Masti’: People on the streets would go, ‘Jaanu you love me, no?’ – Times of India

Inder Kumar’s grownup comedy, ‘Masti’ is undoubtedly one of the most profitable movies we’ve in the style. Although there have been sequels to the film, nothing got here near the first movie. As the movie clocks 17 years in the present day, we bought in contact with Amrita Rao, who was one of the main women of the movie.

In an unique interview with ETimes, Amrita shared her reminiscences and expertise of being an element of the movie, the enjoyable she had together with her co-stars, and extra. Excerpts…


‘Masti’ will full 17 wonderful years. How do you look again at the movie in the present day?
Wow, some movies are so image excellent that you do not wish to change even a single body and ‘Masti’ is certainly one such magical movie. It’s humorous and its relevance is just timeless. There have been many sequels thereafter however none of them was even near ‘Masti’.

Take us to the time when you have been first approached for the movie. What was your response?
Director Inder Kumar ji and Ashok Thakeria ji, the producer had seen me in ‘Ishq Vishk’ and approached me for this one. I used to be 16-years-old again then. My earliest reminiscence is of the narration given by Milap Zaveri, which was tremendous hilarious. I used to be very glad to leap into the footwear of this hyper-possessive spouse Anchal aka ‘Satellite’ who’s all the time maintaining a observe of her husband’s whereabouts.

Were you sceptical of being an element of an grownup comedy like ‘Masti’?
‘Masti’ is by far the cleanest grownup comedy. It proves that in case your content material is genuinely humorous, you needn’t have pores and skin present or vulgarity to get the field-workplace rolling. Yes, it had so much of double that means dialogues and therefore it featured in the class of grownup comedy.

What have been the type of reactions you obtained after the movie launched?
I keep in mind after ‘Masti’ launched, wherever I went women and guys used to see me and go, “Jaanu you love me no?” referring to my signature dialogue from the movie. I used to take a look at them and chortle again. It was an indication of real recognition. The movie additionally turned my first silver jubilee movie!

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Was it as a lot enjoyable on the units because it was on the display?
‘Masti’ was genuinely ‘masti’ even behind-the-scenes. We have been all kids in the movie and Inder Kumar ji additionally has a fantastic sense of humour. Besides, the script was so humorous that all of us bonded very simply.

Who was the prankster amongst you on the units?
Riteish Deshmukh was very shy and quiet again then; the pranksters clearly have been Vivek Oberoi and Aftab Shivdasani. I recall on my first day of workshop, which was even earlier than all of us went on set. I used to be capturing for ‘Main Hoon Na’ and had reached the workshop a bit late as a result of I used to be at one other rehearsal. As quickly as I entered the studying room, Vivek began clapping and the whole forged adopted; they clapped loudly on my entry simply as to embarrass me of having entered late!

Can you share any anecdotes out of your capturing days?
I used to be capturing for ‘Masti’ and ‘Main Hoon Na’ in the similar yr and I recall there was every week once I needed to do a double shift and I shot day and night time for 72 hours with out a break, hopping from one set to a different.

I additionally recall that one of the days there was a large date overlap and each Farah Khan and Indu ji required me to be on their units at the similar time. That day was such a troublesome name after which Mr Shah Rukh Khan kindly known as and requested Inder Kumar ji to regulate the shoot date for me, and Induji was candy sufficient to permit me.

Who did you bond with the most on the set?
I bonded with everybody equally. We all have been new and beloved one another’s firm.

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The movie had some chartbusters. Which one is your favorite?
Like many, my favorite can also be ‘Dil De Diya Hai’, sung by Anand Raj Anand. This track continues to change into a rage, particularly amongst guys.

You didn’t characteristic in the later components of the movie franchise. Any explicit motive?
Well, none of us main women featured in the sequels. The sequels required so much of pores and skin present and I’m certain at the casting stage itself it was clear that the filmmakers could not strategy us.

Being a hands-on mother in the instances of the coronavirus outbreak, what are the possibilities of you entering into work-mode anytime quickly?
Well, I could not take up Mr Boney Kapoor’s provide of debuting on the OTT platform solely as a result of I used to be in my seventh month of being pregnant and in the previous couple of months I could not take up many provides whereas being a hands-on mother to an toddler. However, now that my child can be six months previous in May, I’m relieved and able to begin working anytime now.

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