|Sarah Jane Dias in Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum
Former Miss India Sarah Jane Dias joins Riteish Deshmukh and Tusshar Kapoor in the mad mix called Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum, set to release this Friday. A t2 chat.
How do you fit into the Kyaa Kool... franchise which is known for its bawdy humour and laugh-out-loud one-liners?
I am not sure how I fit in, but I managed to do so somehow! Riteish (Deshmukh), Tusshar (Kapoor), Neha (Sharma) and of course our director Sachin Yardi really helped me to find my way in. If you have a fantastic set of co-stars who support you and a director who believes in you, then it’s half the battle won. And I have got both in this film! I have got some fantastic feedback. It’s been overwhelming. People are loving the mad promos.
Does comedy come naturally to you?
It did in this film. The biggest favour that Sachin has done me is that he has left me completely to do what I want and to spontaneously react to situations in the way I know best. That made me a lot more confident of what I was doing. I’ve never done comedy in my life… not in theatre, not in school. I had to keep a lot of things in mind like getting angry in a comedy film is different from getting angry in a serious film. My comic timing evolved as we went along. You can say that I discovered my funny bone through this film. I am anyway a very goofy person and in a way, this film allowed the closet goof in me to come out.
How is this film a step ahead of Kyaa Kool Hain Hum that released seven years ago?
I loved the first one. But this one is twice as hilarious. The characters are funnier and so are the situations. The music (by Sachin-Jigar and Meet Bros) has become very popular. The whole idea of a sequel is to make a franchise bigger and better and that’s what we have done with this film.
What do you play?
My character is called Anu Marlow. Her father (played by yesteryear villain Ranjit) is an eccentric billionaire and she goes through a series of completely mad adventures in the film… situations that she has never faced in her life before… and how it reaches its mad, mad culmination in the climax. I am paired opposite Riteish.
Was having Riteish and Tusshar around helpful, since they have been a part of the first film?
Absolutely! They were… they really were. For someone who is doing this for the first time, it always helps to have people around who are well versed with the genre. Both Riteish and Tusshar helped me in getting my way in… reacting to situations… and in generally discovering what makes the Kyaa Kool… franchise so popular.
Your first film Game (opposite Abhishek Bachchan) had you in a serious role. Was taking up a comedy as your second film a conscious decision?
When I got done filming with Game, I was completely clear about the fact that I now had to do something that was totally opposite. That could have been comedy… that could have been drama… that could have been anything. The fact that Kyaa Super Kool Hain Hum came along after Game was completely a coincidence, but looking back, I would choose to call it a happy coincidence because I had a blast working on this film.