KTina, with rising star Disha Patani in the lead, is creating a buzz. The Balaji Productions and Alt Entertainment film has just completed five days of shooting in a plush location in Chandigarh.
We talk to Writer /Director Raaj Shaandilyaa, about how he plans to take the film forward.
We start with the title. “Why KTina?” we ask. The answer is simple “K isliye lagya taaki jo bhi problem is film se juda hoga, khud solve ho jayega.” (Whatever problem this film may have attracted will resolve itself by adding K.) “So we decided to add the alphabet before Tina.”
The film is about a girl from Chandigarh, and it’s a woman-centric story. It’s about a superstitious girl. But Raaj took care to imply that it’s not about any actual person.
“If our female lead wears many rings on every finger, does it mean the story is based on Ekta Kapoor?” he asked. “If we see someone wearing multiple chains, will he become Bappi Lahiri?” As to future schedules, Raaj says “Most of our shooting has to be completed in Chandigarh. We have merely done a five-day schedule with the female lead actor Disha Patni.” He adds that, “since Disha Patni is also doing Radhe: Most Wanted Bhai, we will have to plan all her dates accordingly.”
The Ekta Kapoor film was announced in October 2019, and was slated to release in 2020. But of course, in the wake of Covid-19, we have to wait to see how this plays out.
About Disha’s performance he says, “I was there in Chandigarh. We shot a poster as well and I found Disha co-operative as well as a good performer. She is definitely a camera-friendly actor.”
Raaj Shaandilyaa made a name for himself within a few years of entering Bollywood.