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Getting the dream team for 'Katti Batti'

Getting the dream team for Katti Batti

Nikhil Advani did not have an easy time getting Imran-Kangana on board for Katti Batti.

By Ians

Published: Wed 17 Jun 2015, 10:15 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:47 PM

Nikhil Advani says he had to work very hard to convicne Imran Khan and Kangana Ranaut to star in his latest film Katti Batti.

“The first person to come to my mind for the role of Maddy was Imran Khan. I didn’t want anyone else, I just wanted him,” Nikhil Advani said at a press conference for the trailer launch of Katti Batti in Mumbai.

Katti Batti is an urban romcom featuring two very different people. A sudden turn of events creates a distance between them.

Nikhil said he had to work very hard to get his dream cast of Imran and Kangana.

“Imran read the script and said ‘it is rubbish’. I said, ‘please let me narrate it to you’, and then we went to his place, I narrated him the story, and then he said, ‘yes it is very different now’, and only then did he agree to do it,” the filmmaker said.

Nikhil said Kangana also took her time, but eventually got on board.

“And thanks to Kangana Ranaut. I remember after two hours of narration, she said, ‘we should try this, we should try that’, and when she said ‘we’, I was like, thank God she said yes,” he said.

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