News|May 31, 2010 11:35 pm

Siddharth discloses ‘Anjana Anjani’ Secret

Director, Siddharth Anand, who is coming up with his next flick, Anjana Anjani, has disclosed the secret behind the flick. He said the film has been inspired by the hit American sitcom “Friends”.

Disclosing about the fact behind the film, Siddharth says,

“I remember when I watched ‘Friends’ I wanted to meet and know every character. That’s how I want audiences to feel about Ranbir and Priyanka in ‘Anjaana Anjaani’. When ‘Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge’ came out, you wanted to feel and touch Raj and Simran. That’s how I want audiences to feel about Ranbir and Priyanka…everyone in the team has given his or her best to this film.”

‘Anjaana Anjaani’ has been scripted by author Advaita Kala. She wrote a chick-lit novel called ‘Almost Single’. I asked her to develop a story by my wife Mamta. Ranbir and Priyanka had no reference points in any film for their performance…These are characters going through extraordinary, not easily relatable circumstances. It’s about few days that two strangers spend together.”

Siddharth shot in Central Park’s skating rink. “We shot in iconic New York. We had the skating rink shut down for our shoot for three days. Then we shot with Ranbir and Priyanka in New York’s Caf Lalo where Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks met in When Harry Met Sally.”

This is not the first time, when Siddarth’s film has not been inspired by any Hollywood or Bollywood movie. Siddharth has before starting from his career, ‘Salam Namaste’ starring Saif Ali Khan and Priety Zinta was inspired by ‘Nine Months’ starring Hugh Grant and Julianne Moore, ‘Tara Rum Pum’ starring Saif and Rani Mukherjee was inspired by Russel Crowe and Renée Zellweger starrer ‘Cinderella Man’, ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’ was a mixture of two films Dev Anand ‘Teen Devian’ which also starred Nanda, Kalpana and Simi Garewal and the Telugu hit ‘Naa Autograph’ starring Raviteja, Bhoomika, Mallika, Gopika and Kanyaka.