The cast of the film includes Sonam Kapoor, Pulkit Samrat, Rajkumarr Rao and Varun Sharma. Abhishek, who is a first time director, wanted all of his actors to go through a theatre workshop. Sonam last was a part of a workshop before she started shooting for her critically acclaimed film ‘Raanjhanaa’ which got her accolades for her performance. She has even agreed to be a part of the workshops for this film as well.
The film is set in the North and would be shot across multiple locations in and across Delhi. Pulkit Samrat, who is something of a method actor, is quite happy about the workshop culture that has started in Bollywood.
“I basically believe in rehearsing for three takes for a shot before going on the sets. That saves a lot of time for the crew when you have done your research as an actor. Such workshops help then,” he says, “Moreover, Sonam and I are working together for the first time. It is going to be very exciting to be sharing screen space with her,” said Pulkit.
Arbaaz, who is the producer of the film, would be stepping into something different after being associated with films like ‘Dabangg’ and ‘Dabangg 2’. “Yes, we have planned workshops for the film. In fact we begin with joint readings and then move on to the workshop. Once we start shooting during March/April, it is going to be a non-stop schedule across different cities. Whatever adaptation to the script and the plot has to be done, it has to be now,” said Arbaaz.