Debutant director Milap Zaveri has been forced to drop his big plans of roping in a dozen odd big names from the industry in his feature film Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai. Till about a fortnight back, he had made his intentions very clear about getting Katrina Kaif, Deepika Padukone, Vidya Balan and Anushka Sharma for a shot or two in his ‘alien love story’. It all seemed just perfect and apt as well since his film has a Bollywood background with Riteish Deshmukh playing an assistant director and Ruslaan Mumtaz enacting the role of a superstar. This is why; it wasn’t difficult to justify the presence of numerous leading men, ladies and other filmmakers in Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai.
However, as is the current situation today, Milap would have to be content with half his wish list turning out to be true and the reason behind this is an age old issue – date problem – something that has always shown its ugly side ever since the inception of Bollywood.
“Really, all these women were so nice and supportive of me right from the time I had requested them to come on board. Verbally, there was an understanding that they would feature in the film. But then I was the man in hurry, though for all the right reasons. Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai goes for Censors this Friday and I had to get the final cut ready. I couldn’t have afforded to delay that by waiting for any further shoot. Though everyone from Katrina and Deepika to Vidya and Anushka did assure me that they could be available at a later date, I couldn’t have waited further. Ultimately, I had to let go”, says Milap who is hurt due his shattered dream.
Meanwhile, there was silver lining in the form of Priyanka Chopra who readily gave her shot for Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai soon after her return from US shoot of Anjaana Anjaani. Though it has just been a few days since she landed in Mumbai after a marathon shoot of her Siddharth Anand directed film, Priyanka was game to shoot for the guest appearance.
“Isn’t that fantastic? Now, I have at least half my wish been granted. Along with my beautiful alien (Jacqueline Fernandez) and the looser-in-love (Riteish Deshmukh), I have some great folks like Akshay Kumar, Priyanka Chopra, Karan Johar, Farah Khan, Sajid Khan, Boman Irani and Amrita Rao as a part of my very first film. As for the rest (Katrina, Deepika, Vidya and Anushka), I will make sure that they are in the film’s premier at least. By no means can I afford not to have them connected to Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai in some way or the other”, smiles Milap.
Also starring Ruslaan Mumtaz, Sonal Sehgal and Vishal Malhotra in principal roles, Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai has music by Sajid Wajid and lyrics by Sameer. Presented by Warner Bros and a co-production of Nikhil Advani and Mukesh Talreja, the film releases all over on 9th April.