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Pink turns one: Shoojit Sircar tells all about the intense rehearsals for the film

Filmmaker Shoojit Sircar shares he is looking forward to reading the book inspired from Pink; it is being written by author Gautam Chintamani.

bollywood Updated: Sep 16, 2017 11:49 IST
Shreya Mukherjee
Shreya Mukherjee
Hindustan Times
Pink,Shoojit Sircar,Amitabh Bachchan
Shoojit Sircar says he often remembers the time he was scripting Pink with Ritesh Shah.(Yogen Shah)

Making Pink (2016) wasn’t like making any other film: This is the first thing Shoojit Sircar says when we mention the film’s anniversary to him. “It was an emotionally moving experience for us. I remember the rehearsals with Taapsee [Pannu] and Kirti [Kulhari]. While they would play their characters, I would enact the roles of both prosecution and defense lawyers and ask them various questions. And the discussion would turn so intense that they used to react naturally. Certain scenes of the film came out from such rehearsals,” says Shoojit.

Amitabh Bachchan, Kirti Kulhari and Taapsee Pannu in a still from the film.

Pink, starring Amitabh Bachchan, Taapsee Pannu and Kirti Kulhari, Andrea Tariang and Angad Bedi, completes a year today and more than anything else, Shoojit shares he misses scripting the film, with Ritesh Shah. “Whenever we used to add a small twist or turn to the plot we used to enjoy it. Our effort was to make every moment important and necessary to the narrative. I miss our rehearsals and workshops that brought the entire cast and crew together. I also miss shooting with the actors and making the film the way we wanted to. In short, I miss everything about Pink,” Shoojit says.

The #pinksquad is now ready to paint meri Dilli #pink my favourite place to be on this planet!

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Shoojit says they never thought that the film would do so well. “We were expecting that it will make some noise but never thought that Pink will develop such a long lasting connection with the audience. We wanted to throw light on the ongoing issues faced by women in our society. I think it was the need of the hour,” he adds.

#pinksquad with their respective swags

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Ask him if there’s any celebration planned as the film turns one, and Shoojit says no, but shares that author Guatam Chintamani has written a book on Pink that will be unveiled today. “I am looking forward to finding out more about this book,” he says, before adding that while the hangover of making such a film will remain with the team, the issue it highlighted will stay with the audience.

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First Published: Sep 16, 2017 11:49 IST