When we saw the trailers of Befikre, the only thought we had was if the film and its story will have anything beyond kisses. To some extent, the dialogues reminded us of Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher-starrer No Strings Attached. However, the stars of the film claim that there is no reference or similarities between both the films and that they are proud to be part of an original script like Befikre.
Ranveer Singh, who plays the character of Dharam, said, “It (Befikre) has got nothing to do with the film (No Strings Attached). It is purely an original content written by Aditya Chopra. There is a dearth of original scripts in Indian cinema and I am proud to say this is definitely written from the heart and soul of Adi Chopra.”
The actor said that Indian cinema has no idea about what romcom means, adding that Befikre purely justifies that space in the industry. “In Indian cinema, romcom doesn’t stay romcom. By the end of the interval, there is a twist which would decide the flow of the second half. After a while, people will be dealing with heavy emotions and drama. Befikre is true to the genre. Our attempt with this film is to present the true romantic Hindi comedy, which brings freshness.”
The Bajirao Mastani actor spoke about his equation with Vaani Kapoor. “I ragged Vaani a lot. I have been someone who has ragged my college and school mates and after that it was now that I had somebody to bother in the same way. After a point, she realised that I express my love that way. She is simple and lovely girl. Once I met Govinda and he told me that if you are a good actor then it will show on the screen and if you are a good person by heart it will always show on screen. That’s how Vaani is.”
Praising Vaani and her attitude towards work, Ranveer said, “I am sure after December 10, her life is going to change a lot.”
In a recent interview, Ranveer had said that he doesn’t belong to the Tinder generation. On being asked if this film caters to someone who can relate to the Tinder world, Ranveer said, “I think the film has a universal appeal. But I will advice you to watch the film with somebody, maza double hoga jab kisi aur ke saath dekhenge. As progressive and modern a film it is, it has a very traditional heart and soul. That’s how Adi sir is. He is modern but yet desi at heart.” Directed by Aditya Chopra, Befikre will release this Friday.