Debutant director Nitya Mehra’s Baar Baar Dekho has been described as a unique love story, the release date of which is just four days away. Yes, four days!
Mehra, along with the cast of the film, Sidharth Malhotra and Katrina Kaif, was in Chandigarh on Monday to promote the film, describing the film as a love saga between Diya (Kaif) and Jai (Malhotra), told through time travel.
“There’s a lot riding on the film and I hope it finds place in the audience’s hearts,” said Mehra, who was born in Amritsar and brought up in a non-filmi household.
With a passion to tell stories and fascinated by the medium of sound, Mehra said she wrote plays and it was a course in video production that sparked her interest in films.
“We had moved to Delhi, where many foreign film crews came and I joined the bandwagon, learning everything on the job and the essential basics in New York as part of the course. Film appreciation played a huge role in making me understand the process of cinema and being an assistant director. Being an assistant director to Mira Nair, Farhan Akhtar, gave a different dimension to my work,” said Mehra.
Baar Baar Dekho is special to Mehra for many reasons.
At first she was apprehensive about taking up the project, for the story was set in America, and she wanted to tell stories that were rooted and definitely about love, but which were different. “For any story to be believable, you need to ground the characters. Most important are characters, you need to believe them and go along. And that’s what we worked on, as I got the concept, and worked on the script. I believe in love, human relationships and cherish them”.
“The theme of this film is unusual, for it takes you through time. When you look back and retrospect, you think of all the things that you should have said to your loved ones and I hope this film becomes a game-changer,” said Mehra.
There had been some queries from the censor board about a bra shot and has been granted a ‘UA’ certificate by Censor Board Of Film Certification (CBFC).
However, this didn’t happen without any hassle. – CINEWS