The lead pair of Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor, insist that director Raj Kumar Santoshi has derived never-seen-before performances from them.
The trio were present at a media meet in Wave Cinema (Noida) and surely made an ajab as well as ghazab team. Ajab in the sense that Santoshi was not aware that Ranbir and Katrina have worked in comedies before. Says Santoshi, "They are working in a comedy for the first time." Kat of course came to his rescue and corrected him, "He means we haven't done a comedy like Ajab Prem.. before. He's made the film so different that it is very unlike my characters in Welcome and Singh is Kinng".
Ranbir too was all praise for Santoshi. "Whatever I have done during the shooting of the film is going to help me for the rest of my career," he gushed.
Point taken! And what's the ghazab factor? Well, quiz Ranbir and Kat about the USP of the film, and both of them say in unison, "Rajji's direction". Too much of sugar, we must say.
But the lead actors swear by the fact that it's an innovative comedy. Innovative in the sense that Ranbir is playing an abnormal character? In the words of Santoshi, "The character of Ranbir is called Prem and he's not a normal guy. I would say he's an abnormal person. If I say more the story would be revealed."
Raj Kumar Santoshi is apparently very happy with his lead cast and would like to cast them for the remake of Andaaz Apna Apna. "There will be two guys and a girl. Ranbir can play the role of one guy and Katrina can play the lead role. And if I don't get the other guy, I'll play the role myself," says the director jokingly. 'Ajab' sense of humour, we must say!
So what to expect from the movie? "It's a romantic comedy. And love is an ajab emotion. Ab main Katrina ko phone deta hoon," says Santoshi. Katrina smiles and discovers that it's actually the mike he's referring to. Another ajab quote!