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'Shaitan' Kalki says kissing co-star traumatic

While Kalki was left traumatised after the kiss with co-actress Kirti, debutant artist Shiv 'enjoyed' his first onscreen lip-lock with male actor Neil. Aditi Caroli caught up with cast and crew to know more about the 'Shaitan' in them.

bollywood Updated: Jun 11, 2011 18:59 IST
Aditi Caroli
Aditi Caroli
Hindustan Times

Anurag Kashyap's Shaitan is an out-of-the-box thriller with the actors shedding all their inhibitions and doing whatever it takes to give the film that extra edge. Here's what the cast and crew of the fare had to say about the film.

Anurag Kashyap on Shaitan
Shaitan is about a 'moment' that changes everything in the youngsters' life.

"Shaitan is an attempt to eradicate poverty in our lives (laughed). It's the most stylish film I have ever seen in Indian cinema, better than any film I have made. It's a thriller, like a chase, about five guys who do something wrong and try to cover it up. Your hair will stand when you see it. I'm so confident about the movie as it will be the first of its kind experience for everyone," said Shaitan's producer.

Video: Kalki on kiss with Kirti
Kalki on kissing co-star
Kissing her co-actor Kirti Kulhari has left Anurag's wife traumatised.

"I'm still recovering from the trauma of it. I have been going to a psychiatrist. I'm going for marriage counseling and trying to get out of it. It's tough being an actor as we have to do these things. It's terrible with the kind of demands the directors have," said the Dev D star wittily.

However, Kirti doesn't agree with Kalki, "Kissing Kalki was the most beautiful moment of the film. I was very apprehensive at first but once I did that, I have started doubting my tendencies now (laughed)."

Boys gone wild
While girls have gone bold, boys are not far behind. They've also shed their inhibitions for a steamy scene. Shiv Pandit and Neil Bhoopalam too got the opportunity to engage in a kiss.

"I had to kiss Neil but he has taken this kiss rather seriously. He's been sending me gifts. I told him it's over and it was just a one time thing but his heart is broken," Shiv joked.

Heartbroken actor Neil was quick to respond, "He has stopped replying to my messages. I thought we were going to get married."

Kashyap-KalkiAnurag on young filmmakers

"As Kalki says young people are enthusiastic. There is a kind of hunger in them. I'm scared of people who think they know everything. I make films for filmmakers who I genuienely think are better than me. When I look at these young filmmakers, it pushes me to make better films. When I saw Aamir, it inspired me to make Dev D. Now Udaan and Shaitan have inspired me to make something great," Anurag pointed out.

"I get jealous of these under 25 filmmakers coming from different art schools. They are so much more cinema-aware then all the grandmasters of Bollywood. In two years, all of us will be left behind. We need to catch up with them," added the filmmaker.

Anurag on turning producer

He has launched a promising director in Bejoy Nambiar with Shaitan. Anurag turned producer as he is well aware of the plight of budding directors.

"I became producer because I struggled for seven years. So for those who are struggling now, I'm the producer," explained Kashyap.

Character sketch
Kalki Koechlin as Amrita Jayshankar aka Amy
: "I play an NRI girl who's new in town. She meets wonderful people who show her upbeat thrilling partying lifestyle of Bombay. It's about how she completely falls for this and is struggling with her own psyche as well."

Shiv Pandit as Dushyant Sahu aka Dash: "It's a very intense character. He's the poorest in the group. He has a wild life and sells drugs to these young beautiful people."

Kirti Kulhari as Tanya Sharma: "She's a middle class girl who is not able to achieve her dreams. She has different set of values but she's trying to be something else to fit in the group. She's in love with this guy KC."

Neil Bhoopalam as Zubin Shroff: "He suffers with myopsis and wears glasses. He likes video games and porno just like every other guy."

Gulshan Devaiya as Karan Chaudhary aka KC: "He's a rich spoilt brat who likes life in the fast lane. He has a violent streak and a giant ego. He uses Tanya who thinks he's in love with her."

Rajeev Khandelwal as Inspector Arvind Mathur: He is a sincere police inspector who specializes in solving kidnapping cases. He has been previously suspended for his heavy-handed (though successful) dealing with people and systems that his conscience doesn't agree with.

First Published: Jun 10, 2011 16:03 IST

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