‘Today every person is grey’

Debarati Palit Singh
Tuesday, 31 October 2017

I hardly know any guy who doesn’t flirt or look at other women. It’s something to do with human nature. That way our film is very real,” says Rishi. “Healthy flirting is necessary in a relation to keep the spark alive but I am against cheating on your spouse

Daisy Shah and Rishi Bhutani talk about their film Ram Ratan, which is releasing on November 3 and how they are as individuals in real life

There’s been some interesting and fresh pairing in Bollywood lately. To join the list are Daisy Shah and Rishi Bhutani. The actors will be seen romancing each other in Govind Sakariya’s Ram Ratan, which releases on November 3.

“The film is a fun take on how a wife is trying to teach her husband a lesson because he flirts around with every other girl. She doesn’t break the marriage but decides to teach him a lesson. In the process, the husband becomes so serious that he tries to kill himself. That’s when the whole confusion and comedy begins. It’s a romantic comedy,” Daisy said during the cast’s recent visit to the city.

How would she handle such a situation in real life, we ask and she replies, “I personally believe that if your love is genuine, then your partner will not look at others outside the marriage. If it isn’t, then you can’t do much about it or accept your destiny,” to which Rishi adds, “She is actually going to kill her husband.”

“I hardly know any guy who doesn’t flirt or look at other women. It’s something to do with human nature. That way our film is very real,” says Rishi. “Healthy flirting is necessary in a relation to keep the spark alive but I am against cheating on your spouse.”

“In Ram Ratan, he goes beyond flirting. The wife should therefore not divorce the husband but take revenge and get him back on the right path,” Daisy points out.

Rishi says that today every person is grey. “Black and white is over. You find Ram inside Ravan and Ravan inside Ram. That’s what our character is,” he says.

The film also stars Rajpal Yadav, Satish Kaushik, Mahesh Thakur, Sudha Chandran and others. Daisy says that being part of the film was like reconnecting with actors she has worked before with. “As you know, I was an assistant choreographer before getting into acting, so I have worked with almost everyone in the film. I knew Satish ji because of Tere Naam, Rajpal ji, Mahesh ji. So the shooting was kind of fun,” she says.

Was it difficult for Rishi to shake a leg with Daisy considering she is a good dancer? “We have a fast number in the film for which I had practised a lot but during the rehearsals I fractured my leg. She had to handle the entire song on her own,” he says.

The actors not only share a warm chemistry on screen but off screen too. Rishi says, “We had so much fun while shooting.” Daisy too agrees, “The best part about us is that we do not behave like a boy and girl normally do. We talk like two boys because I am very tomboyish in personal life. I am very straightforward and do not like mincing words.”

Making fun of Rishi, she adds, “Rishi is unlike any other Punjabi. He is a mellow Punjabi, speaks softly.”

Rishi says, “I can’t relate to the Punjabi culture because my family is not loud nor aggressive. We are soft-spoken people.”

Speaking about Daisy, he says, “During the shoot, she mingles with everyone. The moment the director says ‘pack-up’, she doesn’t look at anyone and just leaves. She switches off immediately.”

“That’s because I am a very ‘me’ person. I enjoy my own company and cherish the alone time I get,” says Daisy, to which Rishi adds , “I am just the opposite. I need people around me. I don’t like being alone.”

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