Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge is a romantic comedy against the backdrop of the rampant use of social networking. Directed by Nupur Asthana, it introduces 4 new faces, Saqib Saleem, Saba Azad, Nishant Dahiya & Tara D’souza (seen in a cameo in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan recently). The movie hits theatres on October 14 2011. The movie has an interesting tagline that says, FAKE IT IF YOU CAN’T MAKE IT
Saqib didn’t want to make ‘fraaands’ with his father’s business:
Saqib Saleem, the lead actor in Mujhse Fraandship Karoge comes from Delhi where his dad runs a successful restaurant business called Salleel’s with almost 14 outlets in the city. He was never the studious type, so he assisted his father for almost 8 months. Very soon, he got tired of all the food around him and realised he wanted to act. His dad told him to take a year off and give acting a serious shot. Saqib came over to Mumbai from Delhi and auditioned with YRF for almost 6 months. Meanwhile, he managed to do a few ads with Pepsi (the one with Ranbir), Tata Docomo, KFC, Sprite and Bar One. In fact, one day, when he was driving along with his dad, he passed by the YRF office, he randomly halted and told his dad that his first film would be a Yash Raj film for sure. And guess what, his dream came true and he started with ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’. Ironically, he plays a foodie in the film.
Saba is also a vocalist:
Saba Azad’s character in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, Preity aspires to become a photographer but in real life, she is a vocalist. She has crooned for bands like Blackstratblues and Ashu & The Petridish Project. But this talent of hers was exploited in the film. The crew ensured that she was made to sing on set all the time and entertain everyone around her. She said it felt like she was playing antakshari with herself. She’s now working on getting a band together and getting her own music out there.
Nishant sizzles in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge:
Just being on the sets of ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’ would have been a dream for any man. It was an all-woman crew from the director to the assistants to the DOP (Director of Photography) to the costume designer to the dialogue writer! But it was the women who were having a great time checking out Nishant Dahiya on the sets. During the shooting of the song ‘Baatein Shuru’, the director suddenly wanted a shot of the boys in the swimming pool. And when she took off their clothes for the shot, the entire crew went silent. Not because they had to maintain silence, but because the all-girl crew was drooling all over Nishant. We’re sure he is Bollywood’s next poster boy.
HOTTIE aka Tara is a biker chick:
Tara D’Souza, who plays HOTTIE Malvika in the film, ‘Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge’ was supposed to be in a cab in one scene while she was talking to Preity over the phone. The cab came and everything was all set to for the shot when Tara casually mentioned to the director, Nupur that she had come to the shoot on her bike. Nupur went over and checked it out. It turned out to be a Royal Enfield Bullet. This gave her an idea and she decided to call all the men from the crew for an impromptu vote. A poll was taken on the spot asking all the guys whether they thought it was hot to see a girl ride a bike especially a bullet. The votes came in and Nupur sent the cab back. The entire shot was taken with Tara riding the bike. Talk about last minute improvisations paying off.