Saturday, July 25, 2009

About 'Peter Gaya Kaam Se'

'Peter Gaya Kaam Se' is the debut movie of Lekha Washington as an actress and directorial debut of John Owen who has been with Channel [V]. The movie is produced by Ronnie Screwvale. Lekha has been into directing documentaries & short films and is also doing 1 Tamil & 1 Telugu movie whereas Rajeev Khandelwal who's opposite to Lekha in Peter Gaya Kaam Se is best known for Aamir. The romantic thriller is oxygen for Rajeev as well as he as got the chance to have an actress opposite her which he didn't get in Aamir.

The movie is about two people in Goa on a bike ride where Lekha plays a tourist who hires the bike from Rajeev.

On getting the role in the movie Lekha says that she went for the first audition & was shortlisted. She gave two more auditions - one with Rajeev Khandelwal to see their screen presence, in which she was selected, and the other one in which she had to do three scenes during the audition to see how well she can emote and look good as well. There was a two-month workshop where Lekha & Rajeev went through all the scenes and dialogues over and over again. They rehearsed and enacted all the scenes. Plus, she had to do a lot of fitness training as well and learnt kick boxing.

On Rajeev Khandelwal, Lekha says that he is fun to work with and has a good sense of humour and is a thorough professional.

Remembering a few things while shooting for the movie Lekha says that she burnt her leg on the exhaust pipe and faced most difficulty in a scene where she had to fall on a pile of fish, a counter & finally on the ground. She kept falling and there was no safety at all. She was worried that she would land on my head & was really petrified before doing the scene.

The whole shooting in Goa was fabulous and Lekha & Rajeev enjoyed Goa bike ride for some 6 months.

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