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“I dream of becoming like Mr.Yash Chopra” – Parmeet Sethi

Parmeet Sethi

As an actor he debuted 15 years ago in one of the biggest blockbusters Hindi cinema has ever seen- DDLJ. Now he has turned director with the same banner (YRF) that gave him his first break as an actor. He is none other than Parmeet Sethi, director of the recently released Badmaash Company, which is doing very well at the B.O. Parmeet was there on Bollywood Hungama‘s live video chat a few days back to interact with his fans and it was indeed an interesting session. For all those who missed, here are the excerpts:

Parmeet Sethi: Hi This is Parmeet Sethi only on Bollywood Hungama.com

jay dev : hello parmeet how r u?

Parmeet Sethi: Hi jay how r you doing

mianmayan : hi… how has been the response of your first movie..uptil now???

Parmeet Sethi: it is mindboggling and very encouraging for a first timer like me

jas83 : Hello Parmeet sir, looking forward to seeing BC? Wanted to ask wat made u turn into direction?

Parmeet Sethi: jas….When I was acting, in my very first year of my acting I realised that I was more interested in things that were happening behind the camera than infront so its been my desire to turn director for more than 10 years.


jas83 : any one actor or actress wud u love to work with and why?

Parmeet Sethi: jas…one actress would be my wife…I would like to see how I can actually for the first time make her listen to me

Pritesh : hello parmeet sir how do u do- congrats on ur 1st blockbuster sir!

Parmeet Sethi: thank you Pritesh…I am humbled and honored at the same time

jas83 : any one actor or actress wud u love to work with and why?

Parmeet Sethi: jas…one actress would be my wife…I would like to see how I can actually for the first time make her listen to me

pooja : u have done a fantasic job

Parmeet Sethi: i love you pooja

simonick : your fist movies as director is awesome

Parmeet Sethi: god is kind simonik

jas83 : u shud make a movie with u n ur wife archanaji next.. any thoughts abt dat?

Parmeet Sethi: jas…I am thinking of doing a reality show with her and me… the director behind the director.

Parmeet Sethi

jas83 : are u writing ur next script?

Parmeet Sethi: jas…I will soon start within a few days

pooja : just start lookin forward to sequel of BC

Parmeet Sethi: pooja…inshallah

jas83 : which location during the shooting u had the best experience.. US? BKK? or others?

Parmeet Sethi: jas….US was the best becos it was actually my dream to shoot my first film in New York and I could see that come true.

jas83 : do u miss acting?

Parmeet Sethi: no

jas83 : who is ur role model?

Parmeet Sethi: role model is a mix of Yash Chopra and Adi Chopra. They are simply a superb combination of brains , heart and above all great human beings.

Parmeet Sethi: and I admire him tremendously


Rocky : Whats your take / reaction on the reviews & feedbacks you have got till now ?

Parmeet Sethi: Rocky…I am actually overwhelmed with the kind of response that I have got for BC. It encourages me to keep going in the direction I chose.

Rocky : Whats your take / reaction after the reviews & feedbacks you have got till now ?

Parmeet Sethi: Rocky…I am actually overwhelmed with the kind of response that I have got for BC. It encourages me to keep going in the direction I chose.

jas83 : wats ur fav song from the movie?

Parmeet Sethi: Fakira

Pritesh : watching BC never looked like directed by debutant director…. great piece of work…..

Parmeet Sethi: Pritesh…from the bottom of my heart …Thank you

pooja : u have done a lotsa hardwork that is clearly visible

Parmeet Sethi: Thats the least I could do pooja.

jas83 : hows meiyang as an actor? know hes a great singer

Parmeet Sethi: When Aditya Chopra can risk crores on a newcomer like me, then who am I to worry about casting new actors. I always feel new actors are more eager and their energy is great.

Parmeet Sethi

jas83 : how did the story of BC come abt>

Parmeet Sethi: jas…thats a difficult qtn to answer. It was a relationship on the rebound after my first script due to some technical reasons could not be made. I was in a very frustrated mood and then GOd took pity on me and it happened just like that.

Shweta n : PLs make some more movies like BC

Parmeet Sethi: Niraj…one will always try to better oneself. this is only my first film as a director. I dream of becoming somebody like Yash Chopra.

jas83 : have u stopped acting? what movies do u have coming up as an actor?

Parmeet Sethi: jas…for the time being I am not doing any films as an actor. But who knows in the future may be…

jas83 : wad made u decide on the 4 stars.. shahid, anushka, vir n meiyang?

Parmeet Sethi: they fit the characters to the T and I go completely by what the script demands.

Niraj : shoe import was a great idea but multiple bank loans on the same property, corruption in american banks, selling same gloves to the same party which is one of the best in business,selling shirts after washing in 7 shades didnt look believable to me.

Parmeet Sethi: for your kind information Niraj…all these have actually happened. That answers your question I hope.


jas83 : have u stopped acting? what movies do u have coming up as an actor?

Parmeet Sethi: jas…for the time being I am not doing any films as an actor. But who knows in the future may be…

jas83 : wud u like to work with SRK? n bring back the DDLJ days 😛

Parmeet Sethi: I would love to but I dont knw about getting the DDLJ days back. I think somethings are better left perfectly the way they are.

frenzyfire : very proud of BC and you and very happy for you. Please come to Ny this time to enjoy and we will show you the Ny hosp
itality

Parmeet Sethi: a big hug to u

Parmeet Sethi: frenzyfire…I am counting on that…Thank you

Bella : So, how was it working with Anushka sharma?

Parmeet Sethi: Bella…anushka was like clay in my hands. She is not only extremely spontaneous and natural but also a thorough professional.

Mandeep : parmeet go for a comedy .Drama can cause u trouble if it doesn’t
go well whereas comedy its safe bet

Parmeet Sethi: Mandeep… I am not here to be safe. I am here to tell a story from my heart cos thats what I am…a storyteller

Shweta n : Which movie of Shahid u like most apart from BC?

Parmeet Sethi: Shweta….Jab We Met by far is his best film besides BC

hitsy : sir, r u vegetarian?

Parmeet Sethi: No although I was completely vegetarian during the making of this film.

Parmeet Sethi

hitsy : who is ur fav actor frm current lot

Parmeet Sethi: hitsy…obviously Shahid thats why I chose him. but there are other few who are great as well.

Mandeep : Every director has one movie that he wants to remake or say this movie has got me into directing which would that be?

Parmeet Sethi: Mandeep…I honestly like to do something original and thats what gives me the biggest high.

vishal : heartiest congratulations on the release of BC, i saw the flick on the 1st day itself…i have been watching you since your dastaan days… did u always want to be a director?

Parmeet Sethi: vishal…thank you for following me for so long and not getting tired. and Yes …I always wanted to be a director.


Bella : So, how was it working with Anushka sharma?

Parmeet Sethi: Bella…anushka was like clay in my hands. She is not only extremely spontaneous and natural but also a thorough professional.

Niraj : parmeet ji, the film has a romantic track between shahid kapoor and anushka sharma. Why didnt you put a romantic song on them while the film had 4 songs?

Parmeet Sethi: Niraj…becos that would not move the story forward… Simple. When I could show the romance in a quicker and shorter way then why not?

khan0077 : any chances of working with Shahrukh khan under same banner?

Parmeet Sethi: Inshallah

jas83 : wud u want to direct a english movie one day? 😛

Parmeet Sethi: Nope

Niraj : parmeet ji, what is your opinion about Aditya Chopra as a human being? Ofcourse, we all know about his mastery on films but as he doesnt give interviews etc we dont know abou him

Parmeet Sethi: Niraj…Adi is one of the most fun, kind hearted, generous and principled persons that I have met in this world.

anshu : do u want to direct a punjabi movie

Parmeet Sethi: anshu…who knows?

Niraj : parmeet ji, Fakira was a nice song. probably the best in the album. Why wasnt i promoted?

Parmeet Sethi: Niraj….becos it would have given out the story.

poonam : Parmeet Ji, was that realy you in that objectionable scene of your international movie “Turn left at the end of the world” or your body double.please please please answer it, your fans really wanna know..thanks

Parmeet Sethi: body double obviously

Parmeet Sethi

simonick : you told parmeet sir that you want to be like Yash chopra but which director inspire you most<

Parmeet Sethi: Yash Chopra, Ramesh Sippy, Anurag Kashyap and Dibakar Banerjee

jas83 : any particlar actor u have in mind for ur next movie???

Parmeet Sethi: anything I say right now is premature. So wait till I finish my script.

frenzyfire : If you were not an actor/director what would you have been??

Parmeet Sethi: a restaurateur… I love feeding people.

Parmeet Sethi: I am very humbled by the overwhelming response to Badmaash Company. I thank all of you for making it such a resounding success. I hope to keep up the good work with your encouragement…Love to all…Parmeet.

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