Not just Kya Super Kool Hain Hum, Tusshar Kapoor is all set to flag off another sequel, even though he insists it won’t be called Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai 2. The actor will once again collaborate with Satish Kaushik, who directed his debut film. “The chemistry is great since we know each other’s temperament well; we were just waiting for the right opportunity, and it finally came along a decade later,” he says.
Tusshar plays a double role in the rom-com. “One is a shy guy like Karan (his character in the first film), while the other is very bold,” he smiles. There are three girls cast opposite him, but none of them is Kareena Kapoor. “She won’t even be making a special appearance. You’ll see us together only in Golmaal 4,” he says, admitting that when they were filming Mujhe Kucch Kehna Hai (2001), Kareena was reserved and hardly spoke to him.
“We weren’t childhood friends, and hadn’t met before. It was only during our second film together, Jeena Sirf Merre Liye (2002) that we grew close. Now she’s one of my best friends.”
He points out that having done Refugee (2000) before, Kareena was a pro while he was a wide-eyed debutant. And since Satish was launching him, he felt responsible and was strict. But the climax brought Tusshar unexpected praise.
“Since we were shooting at the airport, we had a deadline and Satish
was on the edge. It was a single shot with no cuts, the camera on the trolley moving in for a close-up. I was tense too, but knowing how important it was to get it right, I steeled myself and came up with a perfect take. Satish
was thrilled,” Tusshar reminisces.
Ten years later, he is more confident about ‘pleasing’ his mentor. He smiles, “The equation will be different but Satish
will still be the headmaster of my school.”