The actors talked about cracking chemistry with their co-stars, devising methods to convincingly deliver friendship, romance and camaraderie with co-actors they have, sometimes, never met before.
Shriya Pilgaonkar spoke about her creative processes
Geetanjali Kulkarni: "We rehearsed for 10 days, so that was our bonding time. It was like a theatre rehearsal: we learnt our lines by-heart. It had to be a banter, you can’t have pauses because it was written in a certain way, it had a certain style"
Masaba Gupta on rigorous rehearsals, with director Dhruv Sehgal playing her on-screen love interest, Parth, until the day of the shoot.
"By the time I got to the set, I was already in love with Parth. I already knew that this is the man I want to end up"
Ishwak Singh: "Sometimes you need rehearsals – like when Jim and I are going on about science and betrayal – but for certain scenes, you want to go in and do it organically because it resonates with you or it’s a knock-off from your own life."
With certain sequences that had multiple actors, Kathir remembers spending two hours with them before the shoot.
“Sriya, who played Regina, is actually a very tough person. The only person she loves on set is me."
Amit Sial: "If you don’t get time for rehearsals, you start working off of the off-screen chemistry and then you build it on-screen. You hang out with each other – drink your teas, coffees, maybe some lovely-lovelies in the night – just try to know each other as people."