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Gippi does not have stars, says Sonam Nair

PTI   April 20, 2013
First Published: 14:15 IST(20/4/2013) | Last Updated: 14:17 IST(20/4/2013)

Debutante director Sonam Nair who has roped in a 14-year-old girl in the lead role of Gippi, says the only risk she has taken is not casting stars in the movie.

The film focuses on the story of a teenage girl.

Only a few movies have been made in the recent past catering to kids like Taare Zameen Par, Stanley Ka Dabba and Chillar Party.

When asked if making a film revolving around children was a risk, Sonam says, "It is a risk in a way. I feel the only risk is that the film does not have stars, otherwise it is a fully commercial movie. It has comedy, fun, drama, songs, music and everything."

"The essence of the film is not risky...it is just that there are no stars. But now-a-days films without stars are also doing well," Sonam told in an interview.

Though it is common for stars making cameo appearances in films, Sonam was not keen on following the same route.

"The film is real, set in its own world. To break into any kind of cameo or guest appearance would have ruined it. You watch the film and you will understand the world of Gippi. You are watching a story about a young girl and suddenly a star comes in, it doesn't go. It is best to remain true to the film," Sonam said.

Before the trailer of Gippi went on air, the makers did rope in actors like Imran Khan, Parineeti Chopra, Varun Dhawan, Siddharth Malhotra, Alia Bhatt, Arjun Kapoor who talked about the character in the teasers of the film.

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