The Perfect Girl is already creating a lot of buzz everywhere with its amazing promos, songs and fresh cast. Today I have the leading man of The Perfect Girl – Teeshay sitting with me discussing his long journey from commercials to commercial movies in a very short span. Here are excerpts from my discussion with my bestie and the upcoming heart-throb of Bollywood who is already making many young girls swoon with his charm and smile.
Commercials to TV serials to theater to now mainstream cinema, how did this journey happen?
You forgot anchoring and teaching acting at an NGO and directing short plays (laughs). Well the transition happened in a flow, I didn’t plan it. I guess GOD is on my side, He wanted me to experiment with everything before the big game. All these things lead to one another and each one has its own charm and learnings which I adapted to and took away as experience.
How much did you prepare for this role? Any inspiration / character you had in mind to refer to?
Well this film required me to be spontaneous because there is a lot of give and take as far as the scenes are concerned. I just had one week to prepare after I signed the film and there were few workshops and readings with my co-star Tara Alisha Berry before we started shooting. Therefore, we decided to just feed of each other rather than prepare individually.
What is The Perfect Girl all about?
It’s essentially about how two teenagers accidentally meet, spend time (the girl is reluctant initially but the guy with his charm convinces her to spend at least 10 minutes and give him a chance) and realise they are perfect for each other. But at that age people have dreams, ambitions, goals, family pressures, etc. therefore they have to part ways. Many years later the guy crosses the path with the same girl in a crowd but by the time he realises who she is, the girl disappears in the crowd. The film is about whether LIFE gives your FIRST LOVE A SECOND CHANCE.
How different is the character played by you in this movie compared to your characters in the previous movies and serials?
In this movie I was fortunate enough to play both young and old JAY (my character in the movie) who are poles apart personality wise because of life’s experiences. However, his mature and responsible demeanour along with his wicked sense of humour remain intact. The combination of all three characteristics is something that differentiates from all the other characters I have played so far.
How did Prakash discover you?
Well that is an interesting story. The casting director of the film Neha Pandey had seen my work somewhere and she recommended me to Prakash who then looked up my pictures on Google. After he was convinced that I suited the part look-wise that’s when he contacted me on Facebook with the synopsis of the movie. I was completely sold on the concept and the very next day I met him and auditioned for the role. After a couple of days, precisely a day before my birthday, I was signed the movie (smiles).
Amongst Alia, Shraddha, Tara, Kriti Sanon who is closest to your description of a Perfect Girl? Why?
See, among all the names you took, personally I know Tara very well. So theoretically it would be Tara but if you ask me to choose one stating that they are similar in real life as they appear on reel then Kriti Sanon. A friend of mine used to be her manager so I know about Kriti ever since she started modelling. She is a down to earth and very talented girl and I adore her.
What is your wildest fantasy when it comes to pleasing your Perfect Girl?
Give me a deserted island first (laughs).
What are the qualities you look in your Perfect Girl?
Down to earth, easy to talk to, unassuming and intelligent. Oh yeah a bit sexy too (winks).
Who is your dream date?
Jennifer Lawrence from Hollywood and Katrina from Bollywood.
Okay let’s have a rapid fire…
Who is hotter Tara or Alia?
Alia is HOT, Tara is beautiful.
Well just one name please…
You will put me in trouble…
Okay… (smiles) Khan of all seasons – Aamir, Salman, Shah Rukh?
Vishal Mahadkar or Prakash Nambiar?
VISHAL NAMBIAR (winks).
Smart (smiles) Ranbir Kapoor or Ranveer Singh the better actor?
Your closest competitor – Varun Dhawan or Sooraj Pancholi?
This will make me sound pompous but if you put a gun on my head then VARUN DHAWAN (laughs).
Everest or Hotel Gulmohar Grand?
One Night Stand or Steady Date?
How will you end your first date with your Perfect Girl – with a kiss or …?
I will end it by dropping her to her house… rest God knows (throws his hands up and laughs).
Arranged Marriage or Love Marriage?
Movies or Television?
Movies, Movies, Movies.
The Perfect Girl starring Teeshay and Tara Alisha Berry directed by Prakash Nambiar will be releasing on 11th September 2015.