Winners of the mid-day Bollywood lunch contest were pleasantly surprised when they were told about a rendezvous with '3AM' actors, Rannvijay Singh, Salil Acharya and Anindita Nayar
Edelweiss employees, Priyanka Surve and Rashmi Naukudkar were on cloud nine when they heard that they had won themselves a date with actor Rannvijay and his co-stars from the upcoming horror flick, 3AM, courtesy the mid-day Bollywood lunch contest.
(L-R) Maneesha Thakur, HR Head, Rannvijay, Anindita Nayar, Salil Acharya and Shabnam Panjwani , CMO Edelweiss
The interaction took place at the Edelweiss office on Friday afternoon over yummy sandwiches, frankies, pizza from Cheelizza and chicken biryani.
Priyanka Surve and Rashmi Naukudkar, the winners of mid-day Bollywood Lunch Contest flank Rannvijay Singh (in white), Salil Acharya and Anindita Nayar. Pics/ Abhishek Rane
Rannvijay: So, what do you girls exactly do here?
Priyanka: We have a separate section for trading, which is not accessible for everyone. You have to interpret what is happening in the US market and how it will affect the Indian market.
Salil: While I was acting, I used to buy stocks the way people shop for clothes.
Rashmi (to Salil): I liked you in Aashiqui 2.
Salil: Actually I acted in Awarapan, and after a long wait of about six years, Aashiqui 2 came my way. People were calling me by the film’s name!
Priyanka (to Rannvijay): I used to watch Roadies just because of you!
Rannvijay: Until Roadies 2 and 3 happened, people would call me ‘Roadie’. Later, they started calling me by my name.
Rashmi: What is the speciality of your film, 3AM?
Rannvijay: One of the key things in a film like 3AM is its special effects. The visual effects team of Prime Focus, which did Avatar and Sin City, have done the visual effects for 3AM. In Life of Pi, the whale sequence was done by the same team. Our film is a love story — it is about a guy, who goes to any length to get his love back. Another part about the film is friendship between two people. He makes shows like paranormal activity with his friends.
Salil: Most horror films turn into comedy films, especially in India. You can’t ape the West. Their budget is about $200 million.
Salil (to the winners): What was the last film that you saw?
Rashmi: Mary Kom and Kick.
Priyanka: What is the USP of your film?
Rannvijay: It is India’s first musical paranormal thriller. The songs in this film come only when the script demands.
Anindita: Have you heard the music of the film?
Priyanka: Yes, on the radio, we have heard Raeth Ki Tarah and Meherbaan.
Salil: How do you guys watch the videos?
Rashmi: Mostly after office. As many sites are blocked here, we surf the songs on YouTube.
Rannvijay: The director of the film, Vishal Mahadkar made Blood Money. He wants to change the whole genre of horror.
Anindita: We have put lot of hard work in this film; please make all our hard work count.
Rashmi to Salil: How did you manage to shoot this film as you are also an RJ?
Salil: I didn’t sleep for 25 days while shooting this film. It was very tough.
Priyanka: Our colleagues want to meet and click pictures with you all. He obliges happily.
Rashmi: Do you follow some special diet?
Rannvijay: We have to watch what we eat. It is for everyone to be on a balanced diet. And workout, it keeps things going.
Salil: Eat good food and cheat with a fast food sometimes.