Director Ken Ghosh admits he had arguments with actor Shahid Kapoor on the sets of his forthcoming film Chance Pe Dance. He said it had to do with the actor’s saturated schedules.
“For the first time in his career, Shahid was doing three films at the same time — Kaminey, Dil Bole Hadippa and my film, Chance Pe Dance. Naturally, there was a conflict of interest,” said Ghosh. “I would ask for three days. He would have only one day to spare. I’d naturally be upset. Then understandably, Shahid wanted time off. He couldn’t be seen on my set straight after shooting for one of the other two films. This naturally led to heated arguments.”
Ghosh was also concerned about the actor’s health. The last thing that Ghosh wanted was for his hero to fall ill. “Priyanka Chopra had to be hospitalised because of overwork and exhaustion. I didn’t want Shahid to go through the same experience,” he said.
The director added that the arguments and fights were for the betterment of the movie. The effort has been worth it for both Shahid and Ghosh. “Shahid’s dancing in Chance Pe Dance is the film’s mainstay. But his performance is not just about dancing. Shahid has brought subtle expressions into scenes which I didn’t catch while shooting. Only during editing I realised what he had done.” Ghosh admits the actor has changed. “Isn’t change inevitable? We all evolve with time. Shahid is no exception.”