‘Aashiqui’ in Gulabi Nagri

The star cast of the film ‘Yeh Saali Aashiqui’ was in the Pink City for the promotions on Wednesday. During their visit, the debutant actors Shivaleeka Oberoi and Vardhan Puri shared a few interesting chunks of their real and reel life with City First.

Vardhan, who is the grandson of veteran Bollywood actor Amrish Puri, and the co-writer of the film, said that the film is an exaggerated version of real-life incidents and a few chunks of his real love life story will also be seen in it.

On being asked of his learning from his grandfather, he said, “Daadu have always asked me to be ‘Egoless’ in life and never entertain anyone’s nonsense.” While sharing the qualities that he imbibed from the legend, he added, “Daadu hamesha kahte the ki ek actor ke liye Discipline aur Punctuality sabse upar hoti hai. Aap ek theatre actor ho, theatre se hamesha jude rahna aur kabhi bhi filmy actor mat banna. Agar aap apne theatre actor ko loyalty dikhaoge toh ek din kuch bada kar paoge.”

Both actors visit the city very often. According to Shivaleeka, she has had the best ‘Lal Maas’ in Jaipur and says ‘Jaipur is my favourite city in the world’. Vardhan also loves the food and used to eat ‘Lal Maas’ twice a day during the shoot of the film ‘Shudh Desi Romance’ in Jaipur. He added, “I never miss to eat Dal-Baati-Churma with Gur and Gatte ki Sabji whenever I visit this place.”

The film has used Method Acting techniques that seek to encourage emotionally expressive performances. While sharing the on-set incidents, Shivaleeka said that on the first day of the shoot, the film director Cherag Ruparel and Vardhan pranked her that she will be attacked by a chain saw machine, which scared her to the bone. However, while shooting the same sequel, she went through a life-threatening experience. Sharing about the incident, Vardhan said, “In the last sequel of the film, I had to run after Shivaleeka with a working chain saw machine in my hand to kill her, and I got so much into my character that I forgot myself for a moment and was actually running to kill her out of anger.”