Director Sonam Nair joined IBNLive readers for an interaction on her new film 'Gippi'.
Q. Why you tried to explore this type of movies..movies on teenage are hardly made in Bollywood? Asked by: Kabirr
A. I think teen years are the best years of our lives, and also the most important ones. And yet, we hardly make movies about them. So I thought, I should!
Q. How much role nowadays publicity and promotion of a movie had to play for its success? Asked by: Rajiv
A. It does play a role in letting people know that the film is coming out and what it's all about. But after that, I think the film itself only decides what it's fate will be.
Q. Who is your all time favorite actor? Asked by: Jiva
A. Shammi Kapoor! You'll see when you watch 'Gippi'!
Q. How you found the lead actress of the movie..Riya? Asked by: Gayab
A. We went to several schools in Mumbai and Delhi and after seeing 30,000 kids, found Riya in Delhi. She's the perfect 'Gippi'!
Q. Do you believe in the awards which are help in Bollywood..there are some 15-20 award function ever year. Asked by: Dillu
A. I think awards are great fun! We all work so hard, so it's nice when someone appreciates it. But it's best to smile about them and not take them all too seriously.
Q. How was it working with Karan in Dharma productions? Asked by: mayank
A. It was a dream come true! Karan is the best and bravest producer out there, and I can never thank him enough for believing in me and my film!
Q. Who is the most promising actor among the current lot? Asked by: Kiran
A. Ranbir is my absolute favourite! But I also love Arjun Kapoor, Varun Dhawan and Sidharth Malhotra.
Q. Do you listen to the critics review? Asked by: Chirag
A. Yeah I've been reading the reviews for 'Gippi' and am happy that they are all so positive. But in the end, it's the audience review that matters.
Q. Is this movie only for teenagers? Asked by: Rakka
A. Not at all! In fact, people who are older will have even more fun because they'll get to relive their best years!
Q. What is more important for you box office success or national award? Asked by: Diya
Q. Is 'Gippi' your debut film as a director? Asked by: Rakesh
A. Yes. And I'm very proud of it!
Q. Has your brother Siddhanth have any influence on the film? Asked by: Shivam
A. Yes! The character of Gippi's brother- Booboo- is slightly inspired by my brother. He's one of the funniest characters in the movie.
Q. Hello ma'am, I saw the trailer of movie and am sure like trailer movie will also be a nice and good experience.As we know,movies are mirror of society, they show what exists among us, but ma'am do not you think there should be some amount of restrain while showing things in movie I mean free use of slang or some dialog which I saw in trailer of "Gippi", I am not saying that there should not be any adult content but what am asking is some sort of restrain, as we all know excess of anything is bad. Asked by: Jst Ashish
A. Yes, some restraint is required and I have restrained myself and only shown things in an innocent light.
Q. After 'Gippi', what? Asked by: mohan
A. 'Gippi 2'?
Q. Your all time favourite movie is? Asked by: Daman
A. 'Mr India'!
Q. Is 'Gippi' your childhood story? Asked by: Yudhir
A. Yes, a lot of it is inspired from my life. But whoever sees it says it looks like their life story!
Q. Before release 'Gippi' was being compared to 'Guddi'..is the movie on the sameline as 'Guddi'? Asked by: Aman
A. Not really plot wise, but in feel and emotions, maybe.
Q. How you came into direction..was this your childhood dream to be associated with movies? Asked by: abhi
A. Yes, I'm obsessed with films! I always wanted to be a part of them, in any way possible!
Q. How confidant you are while releasing it with 'Go Goa Gone' and IPL? Asked by: Janam
A. I have made the film for love, not for money.
Q. Is this movie about teenage love? Asked by: Rahul
A. It's about a lot of things, love being just one of them. It shows every aspect of life as a teenager.
Q. Give me one reason to watch 'Gippi'? Asked by: Tez
A. You will come out with the biggest smile on your face after it's over.
Q. What is the theme of the movie..is it about teenagers? Asked by: Rohit
A. It's about how people sometimes feel insecure and want to be perfect, but actually, we should love ourselves and be ourselves, because that's better than perfect!
Q. Why you chose to make film on teenagers? Asked by: Karauna
A. It's the most important time of our lives- when we become who we will be for the rest of our lives. So I thought it would be an interesting space to explore.
Q. Will you try your hands in other type of movies..romantic..action? Asked by: Giri
A. Maybe. I don't want to stick to a genre. I'll make whatever inspires me.
Q. 'Gippi 2' will have same cast and crew of 'Gippi'? Asked by: Manan
A. Arey I'm kidding! There's no Gippi 2 as of now!
Q. Who is your favorite actor of young generation? Asked by: Aishwarya
Q. What is your hobby? Asked by: Aishwarya
A. Reading. I'm a big bookworm.
Q. Hi, don't have any question but just want to congratulate you on the success of 'Gippi'!! :) Asked by: Aishwarya
A. Hahahahaha! Thanks so much!
Q. Who is your idol? Asked by: Aishwarya
A. Too many!!
Q. Any plans for next directorial venture? Because we want to see you again directing!! :) Asked by: Aishwarya
A. How sweet! No real plans yet, just some ideas floating around!
Q. Best of Luck for 'Gippi'!! I would love to know which are your favourite movies? The movies which really inspired you to become a filmmaker. Asked by: Spandan
A. I love Hrishikesh Mukherjee's films. Have watched them all over and over again.
Q. How was it working wit Divya Dutta? Asked by: Gaurav
A. She's amazingly talented, and really fun on sets too. It was a great pleasure!
Q. Best of luck for 'Gippi'. Wish this movies does really well. Asked by: Gaman
A. Thank you so much! I hope you're talking to everyone... you know to see it!