Homi Adajania is a bundle of nerves ahead of the release of the much awaited movie ‘Finding Fanny’. Touted as offbeat, Homi opines that he hasn’t made the movie to appease anyone. He says, “I had written the script long before ‘Cocktail’. So, while we were shooting for ‘Cocktail’, I narrated it to Deepika and she expressed her desire to be a part of the movie.”
“In a way, it was good, as ‘Cocktail’ gave us the finances to make ‘Finding Fanny’ exactly the way we wanted to. We haven’t made this movie for any set of people. We just want people to go and enjoy it, as it’s different and nice,” he added.
In pics: Deepika, Arjun take ‘Finding Fanny’ to Delhi
When quizzed about the plot of the movie, Homi said, “The message is quite simple – It’s never too late to find love.”
The movie is extensively shot in Goa. Homi said, “We have developed a fictional village around which the lives of the characters revolve. The idea was to show Goa in a way never been done before.”
‘Fanny’ finds different connotations in different parts of the world. But the ‘Being Cyrus’ director does not comply with it.
“Fanny is referred to as the posterior of the women in America and a different thing in England. In our movie, it’s just the short form for Stefanie Fernandes, no pun intended!” said he.
When asked about the difference in directing stars like Deepika Padukone and Arjun Kapoor and seasoned actors like Pankaj Kapur, Naseeruddin Shah and Dimple Kapadia, the director said, “There’s not much of a difference. Everybody knows well about the craft. Naseer Saab is a one take actor. Infact the movie got delayed because of him. He didn’t have the dates when I actually wanted to make it, and I just wanted to take him.”
“Pankaj Kapur used to ask for my approval after each shot. And I can’t make a movie without Dimple Kapadia. Its basically her orders (laughs)” he added.
All set to release on September 12, ‘Finding Fanny’ is Homi Adajania’s third directorial venture after ‘Being Cyrus’ and ‘Cocktail’.