With only two days to go, co-stars Parineeti Chopra and Sidharth Malhotra have been busy beavers, what with, snagging the cover of February’s Filmfare Magazine, launching their film’s mobile app last week and now jetting to Dehli—- all to promote their new romantic comedy, Hasee Toh Phasee, co-produced by Karan Johar and Anurag Kashyap.
This promotion junket is certainly working its voodoo on me, for the more I see Malhotra and Chopra together, the more I’m sold on them as a pairing and look forward to what may transpire between them on-screen. Chopra is absolutely gorgeous showing off her slimmer figure for this film and though she was a nice healthy size before, she wears her weight loss well and doesn’t seem to have gone overboard. Malhotra comes across as a very down to earth, dude next door type, which I liken to his newness on the scene as an actor, also counting he’s a Delhi boy born and bred.
I also can’t help but notice, they’re styled superbly for both events—comfortable, casual and complementary, much like a couple out for a typical date. Perfect for their college to middle-aged market.
In the film, their characters are both intelligent, hard-working young people, who meet randomly, connect (or rather “cuckin’ frazy” time together), then meet again ten years later. But according to Malhotra, this film isn’t all light and cuddly, for though he was drawn to the story for its “quirkiness,” it also has a very dark and edgy side. And for once, my instincts tell me, “edgy” doesn’t just refer to foul language or sexual tone.
Hasee Toh Phasee will have two characters that have real lives and aspirations and though there’d be no film without obstacles, I doubt it will be riddled by the overripe jadedness from past relationships, most stories try to sell us but rather a desire to assert and maintain, their independence and individuality, while awakening to love for one another. Oh and let us not forget, there’s a bit of familial entanglement to contend with.
Hasee Toh Phasee opens this Friday, February 7th.
[stills courtesy of Filmfare]