Barun Sobti and Shahana Goswami talk about their film Tu Hai Mera Sunday and the experience of working with each other
Milind Dhaimade’s critically acclaimed film Tu Hai Mera Sunday, which premiered at the BFI London Film Festival (2016) and at MAMI International Film Festival in India, is making its theatrical release today. The film, which has made it to different film festivals, stars Shahana Goswami, Barun Sobti, Vishal Malhotra, Manvi Gagroo and Rasika Dugal among others.
Shahana and Barun, who are romantically linked in the film, during the promotion of the film said that everyone will be able to connect with the story. “Whenever the film was screened, everyone could connect with it. It’s a relatable story,” says Barun.
Talking about the film, Barun said, “It’s about five friends who come together to play football to get away from their daily hectic life. Through this, they find their own self, love and life. Football is the common thread between the group. As for my character, he is a simple boy.” Shahana, on the other hand, said that her on-screen character is dictated by her father. “She has to take care of her father so she cannot live her own life fully. That’s when Arjun Anand (played by Barun) comes in, which allows her a little free time and the two form a friendship,” she says.
The popular TV actor known for his show — Iss Pyaar Ko Kya Naam Doon — said that he fell in love with the script when it was offered to him. “I loved the script and didn’t think of anything else. Even the language of the character is very well written. It’s an interesting script and the message of the story is portrayed beautifully,” he says.
Ask them about their experience working together, Shahana replies, “It was brilliant and I had a great time. All the actors are fantastic. Because of our off screen friendship, the audience will get to see a positive chemistry on screen. Thanks to Barun’s popularity on television, a lot of new viewers are going to see the film.” To which Barun added, “We had a ball shooting together. It was more like a party.”
Not just in the film, Barun loves playing football in real life too. “In fact, whenever I get a chance to play football, I do. So playing the game wasn’t a challenge. We were also coached by Mumbai FC coach Dinesh Nair. We weren’t really competing with each other in the film so it wasn’t too aggressive.”
Why has Shahana, who was last seen in Rock On 2 rarely seen in Hindi films? “I have shifted to Paris. I am doing a lot of independent work. If I find a project worth pursuing, I will sign it. There are some interesting projects in the pipeline,” she replies.