Every director wants perfection from the lead actors of his movies. When it is about Ishaan Khatter and Ananya Panday’s performance in ‘Khaali-Peeli’, the director Maqbool Khan has become speechless seeing their acting.
In an interview, he has spoken about his work experience with them. The director has shared that Mumbai cabs are playing a lead role in his movie. When it is about giving a Mumbai look to a film, the ‘Kaali-Peeli’ autos and cabs are a must.
In the story, Ishaan is playing the role of a taxi driver, so he needed to look perfect for the role. Maqbool has said that he is presented as a macho man in the movie, which is totally different from his boyish look. Ishaan has worked hard on it and put on 10-11kg wait without taking any supplements.
The director also gave compliments to Ananya for her dedication. The script demanded her to talk in Bambaiya language. She worked hard in workshops to adopt this. Every cast and crew member used to talk with the actress in colloquial language instead of English on the sets for her ease of work.
“Ishaan and Ananya are young, energetic and smart actors to work with. Ishaan has performed all his stunts himself, no doubles were used. Ananya also did her own action scenes. She is very polished and young,” he stated.
Both Ishaan and Ananya did their action scenes on their own without taking any stuntman. According to Maqbool, Ananya is very polished and co-operated all the time. He has recalled a moment of filming and told that there was a scene for which a busy street of Mumbai had to be made free. He vacuumed the area by sending away 4000-5000 people. Ishaan and Ananya were at the filming spot then and helped to complete the work according to the schedule.