Kareena Kapoor-Shahid Kapoor look in love
It is not Bebo-Shahid, but recession that delayed Milenge Milenge says director Satish Kaushik whose film releases today.
Why Milenge Milenge after so long?
The movie went on floors in 2005 and was slated for a
2007 release but unforeseen circumstances delayed the movie a bit but it is as fresh as it was then. Milenge Milenge is not an ancient film, it’s a youth centric film on subject of love, which never goes out of fashion. There are so many movies which are lying completed but can never see the light of a release as they can’t find producers and backers. Luckily Milenge Milenge is not one of them.
Is the Kareena-Shahid break up the ‘unforeseen circumstance’?
No, not at all. Kareena, Shahid are thorough professionals. They have supported the film throughout. In fact, if their break up had been a reason for delay, they would not have come and done the promos and shoots for us.
Milenge Milenge is a love story which is releasing late. Do you think the audience will be able to connect with it?
Love stories never go out of vogue. Milenge Milenge is a passionate romance and Bebo Shahid’s chemistry is sizzling in it. Their performance in Milenge Milenge is more mature than Jab We Met. They look so much in love. And Shahid is the best romantic hero we have in the film industry, he might have done a Kaminey but that doesn’t change his chocolate boy looks and lover boy image!
How do you think audience will react to seeing Kareena like she was five years back minus the size zero?
I think Kareena looks prettier when she had a bit of weight. She is looking her best in my film and last heard she is now again trying to gain some weight. So I feel Kareena looks as real in my film as she looks now.
There have been reports in the media that Kareena is unhappy with the promos suggesting that she is back with Shahid. Are these true?
Not at all. The reported article never had any quote from Kareena suggesting that she had problem with the promos. And if she had a problem she would have talked about it. Any publicity is good for the film even if they are rumours without an iota of truth.
So, recession can be blamed for the film’s late release?
Yes, in a way. As recession ended, Boney Kapoor had to concentrate on Wanted.
Shahid and Kareena have not promoted the movie neither have the accompanied you for the promotion. Do you think both of them are staying away from the promotions?
Not at all. In fact, we decided the release date a few months back and both Kareena and Shahid had already given their dates for outdoor shooting a year ago. Kareena is with Saif shooting in Morroco and Shahid is out in Edinburg, we can’t expect them to dump their schedule just for promotions. And nowadays, some stars go everywhere in the name of promotion and still the movie is a damp squib. Stars promoting the film or not is not important. Content has to be the king for a movie to strike a chord with the audience.
What’s your take on the music?
The music is fantastic and it’s doing really well. ‘Tum Chain ho karar ho’ is my favourite song, the audience will see a great compatibly between Shahid and Kareena.
Do you think ‘Milenge Milenge’ would be able to stand against Red Alert, which is an internationally acclaimed movie?
I don’t feel insecure about the movie. Both the films have a different concept and I feel that love stories are always appreciated. It’s a youth centric movie with family values, entertainment and lots of love and people will really enjoy watching it.
Should Kareena and Shahid patch up?
It’s there personal decision; we just share a professional relation with them so I really don’t want to comment on it.
Will the audience see Satish Kaushik on the small screen again?
I’m just waiting for some good opportunities like a judge at a reality show (he laughs).