Following the overwhelming popularity of our last post featuring a candid celebrity [Link] interview, here’s a follow up. Raksha Mistry, who has co-directed the Emraan Hashmi starrer “The Killer”, may not be as much of a celebrity as Dhanush, but she is as just candid. [Link]
On the vital role played by the heroine, Nisha Kothari:
RM: We put her wherever we could, in songs mainly. We didn’t want to push her into the narration.
On why Ms. Kothari is not shy about wearing what she (barely) does, but draws the line at kissing:
RM: That’s Indian actresses for you.
On the accusation that the movie is a copy of The Collateral:
RM: We don’t deny being inspired by “Collateral”. But we haven’t ripped off the original. You have to remember 80 percent of the audience hasn’t seen “Collateral”.
On Emraan’s not kissing the girl (although we’re not entirely sure who was more disappointed – the audience or Mahesh Bhatt):
RM: There were lots of arguments about the kiss between Mahesh Bhatt and Emraan Hashmi. Mr. Bhatt wanted the kiss, Emraan didn’t. The screenplay didn’t require a kiss. And we didn’t want to put it to please the audience. So we sided with Emraan.
On whether Emraan’s sworn off kissing for good:
RM: Emraan is in our next action thriller. Hopefully, there’ll be a room for a kiss. [Link]