Kareena Kapoor Khan was all smiles at the special screening of Baazaar held at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel, Mumbai. The actress opted for a white top, paired with plunging neckline blacktop.
All pictures: Yogen Shah
Baazaar, which stars Saif Ali Khan, Radhika Apte, Rohan Mehra and Chitrangda Singh in pivotal roles, the plot of the film revolves around stock market.
Saif Ali Khan has rendered a variety of character sketches throughout his career and opens up about his role, Shakun Kothari in the film, as he finds it both challenging and complex. The character traces to be of a sharp, astute and money-minded merchant who knows his tricks to extract profit out of every business he undertakes.
Saif Ali Khan went on records to talk about the preparations he had to undergo before essaying his on-screen character in the film. Not only reading and research but he categorically chose to get a first-hand experience of the share market before he started off with his schedule.
Elaborating the same, Saif Ali Khan said, "I have always had a cursory knowledge of the market... speaking to friends and reading books by people like Warren Buffet have been very interesting. To research for this specific part, I drew on many personal equations and people I know in Mumbai. The Gujarati businessman is a definite type...the trick was to make him scary, tough and very cool. The accent also had to work, without making it caricaturish."
Not only this, in an interview with PTI, Saif Ali Khan said: "I am enjoying acting a lot today. I am investing a lot in my character, which I wasn't doing earlier. I feel like an artiste, I am thinking and trying out new things. "As you grow older and become successful, you can afford to work more on your own terms. Whatever I have earned for myself, I am proud of that."
Saif Ali Khan further added: "The director created the world of Baazaar. There were lots of pages of dialogues, it was tough and then getting the accent was challenging. It required hard work but it was satisfying."
In picture: Sonakshi Sinha walks in style at the special screening of Baazaar, held at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Saif Ali Khan said there was more fun in playing parts that fall into the grey zone or are amoral. "It is easier to play the nice guy as there is more audience support. You don't have to do much, but still, this is hard. The bad guy has to be interesting, attractive."
Rohan Mehra, who will make his acting debut with the Saif Ali Khan-starrer Baazaar said in an interview with IANS: "I heard about the film. In fact, I read about the film and was very intrigued by the storyline. When I learnt that Nikkhil Sir (producer Nikkhil Advani) was making this film, I thought of auditioning for it. Initially, the film was supposed to have only established actors and they were not planning on taking newcomers. Eventually, they got convinced."
In an exclusive interview with mid-day, Rohan Mehra said in a statement: "I am lucky that Baazaar chose me. There was great struggle attached to my debut. I chased Nikkhil [Advani, producer] for this, and relentless rounds of auditions [ensued]."
In picture: Diana Penty flaunts her ethnic side at the special screening of Baazaar held at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel, Mumbai.
Rohan Mehra also mentioned how he bagged the role for the movie. "Gauravv [Chawla, director] called me to audition for a different film. But that didn't work out. He had told me simply that [Baazaar, the other film he was working on] was not for a newcomer. Still, I secretly sent him an audition [video]."
In picture: Kunal Kapoor poses for the shutterbugs at the special screening of Baazaar held at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel, Mumbai.
As it would be for any débutant, working with Saif Khan was educational for Rohan Mehra. "Watching him work and listening to him speak is the best learning [experience one can get]. He says things with wisdom, but not with the intention of preaching. We bonded over our British humour and would often laugh [so much that] the director would have to separate us. I count myself lucky that my first film is with such a huge star; one who is grounded and humble."
Suniel Shetty and Mana Shetty walk in style for the special screening of Baazaar, held at a popular multiplex in Lower Parel, Mumbai
Viacom18 Motion Pictures, in association with KYTA Productions and B4U Motion Pictures, presents in association with Emmay Entertainment, Baazaar, an Emmay Entertainment production in association with KYTA Productions, the film is scheduled to release on October 26.
In picture: Nikkhil Advani, Rohan Mehra with other guests at the special screening of Baazaar
Kareena Kapoor Khan, Saif Ali Khan, Sonakshi Sinha, Rohan Mehra, Diana Penty, Kunal Kapoor and host of other celebs attended a special screening of Baazaar at preview theatre in Lower Parel, Mumbai. Take a look
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