Director Kunal Kohli’s next movie ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’, starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra, tells a love story set in three different eras – 1910, 1960 and 2012.
And according to director Kunal Kohli writing the story of ‘Teri Meri Kahaani’ was three times more difficult as he had to write three different stories that accumulated into one.
“It was three times more difficult to write ‘Teri Meri Kahani’. I wanted to connect these three stories and keep some of it in the past and still make it youthful and modern. I wanted it to appeal to everyone. So I have created humor and situations which would be liked by everyone,” said the director to PTI.
The director said that the main reason he chose 1910 as the first part of the story was because he wanted to show the pre independence era of India in a different light.
“Everyone takes a very serious approach to that part of the history. It is unromantic and non-colorful. My attitude to the freedom movement was different. Shahid plays a complete Casanova. I thought it would be interesting to show a character like this in the middle of freedom movement,” he said adding that creating the era of 1910 was very difficult.
The director has more fun working on the era of 1960.
“It was tough but great fun. I was remaking an era where I was bound to get influenced by people like Raj Kapoor, Shammiji, Dilip Kumarji and Dev Anand. You will see a little bit of all these stars. We created make-up, studios and trams of that era,” he said.
The last part of the movie is set up in modern day London.
The director, who writes his movie stories, said that writing was a lonely process.
“Writing is a very lonely process because you are by yourself for a long time but I got help from Robin Bhatt for the screenplay this time. There are certain things that people expect from my movies and I try to live up to that,” the director said.
The director’s last movie was ‘Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic’, which wasn’t a box-office, four years ago. But the director said that the break wasn’t a planned one.
“The break was not planned. It was just that I was busy producing a film and it is was as involving as making a movie,” he concluded.
The movie will release on June 22, 2012.