Anurag Kashyap: Siddharth Malhotra is awesome in HTP

One film old Siddharth Malhotra has impressed film-maker Anurag Kashyap with his performance in the upcoming Dharma Productions’ film Hasee Toh Phasee.

“Sidharth is fabulous in the film and the kind of restraint and focus he has shown in Hasee Toh Phasee is impressive. He is so real and believable to the extent that I did not expect it from him,” Kashyap said in a statement.

Meanwhile, when Malhotra was asked about his role in the film, he said “I am playing a guy called Nikhil Bhardwaj. He is not the typical hero kind of guy. He is not doing so well. He is running an unsuccessful event management company. He is not making so much money in life. He has been pressurised to make a certain amount of money by his family, friends and especially his girlfriend. At the same time he is also trying to figure out his goal in life. He is not the typical go-getter kind of guy and he is not a bad person at heart. He might speak rubbish about somebody, but he would not harm anybody for his own profit. We have tried to make a romcom between two hatke characters and not between a hero and a heroine.”

He added about his co-star, Parineeti’s character “There is a lot of quirkiness in her character. She keeps tripping between these two personalities and there is a specific reason for it that I can’t reveal. She eats toothpaste, she makes strange noises at times, she laughs weird and she has crazy eyes. There is a lot of quirkiness in her character.”

When asked what he feels about Parineeti as a person, he said “Parineeti is obsessed with mouth sprays for some weird reason. Each time she used to use her mouth spray, I used to get confused, thinking whether there is a kissing scene that I don’t know of, and she might be preparing for it. Although it is a good habit, once it becomes obsessive it’s not so cool any more. And yeah, recently she has started some more quirky habits. She has started eating a lot of kakdi and tamatar, which is a good thing as she wants to lose some weight. She has also stopped eating pizza which was a common part of her diet. So we have this quirky deal that I will give her workout tips and she would teach me to speak theth Punjabi.”

Meanwhile, Parineeti is on a high. She recently bought herself a swanky new Jaguar; bought from the money she was saving up for a house. “No, I blew up the money I’d saved on a Jaguar. So now I have my dream car but wil have to wait for my dream house,” laughs Pari, when asked about it.

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