'Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu' inspired by Woody Allen filmmaking style: Karan Johar

Added by harini on Jan 07, 2012

The trailer of Karan Johar’s ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’ starring Imran Khan and Kareena Kapoor have been mighty impressive and have already received a positive response.

Karan Johar said that Shakun Batra, who is debuting as a director from his movie, is a huge Woody Allen fan and the film is inspired by Woody Allen style.

“This is something new that Shakun is attempting here. He is a big fan of Woody Allen and brings with him a different grammar of filmmaking,” Karan Johar said to PTI.

“As a result of that, you would see a lot more conversation happening here. You would notice that in many a Hollywood romcom, there are these walk-talk sequences where it is just you and the camera in motion. You would see something similar in ‘Ek Main Aur Ekk Tu’,” he added.

Karan Johar, who has previously done movies like ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’, ‘Kal Ho Na Ho’, ‘Kabhi Khushi Kabhi Ghum’, said that movies like ‘Ek Main Aur Ek Tu’ were tougher to make than convectional cinema.

“It is far tougher to find connectivity with an audience since there are no buffers like dramatic pauses, background score, props to enhance a scene. It is just the actors doing their talk and the trick is to hold a viewer's attention right through their conversation,” said Karan Johar.

The fresh and unlikely pairing of Kareena Kapoor and Imran Khan has also received kudos from the audience.

“We wanted people who are actually poles apart. Shakun is very close to Imran in real life as well and as friends, they wanted the characters to shape up in a particular way,” he said.

“For our production house though it is not very unusual. Weren't Ranbir Kapoor and Konkona Sen Sharma paired in ‘Wake Up Sid’? Once in a while it is interesting to see unconventional pairing on screen,” Johar concluded.

The movie will release on February 10.

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