Chance of a lifetime

Chance of a lifetime

youthful Genelia and Shahid.

Move over inter-city visits and boring launch parties, this is beyond imagination. For who would have ever imagined that the lead pair of a film will spend a full night in a car to promote a film? And its not just one person in the car, but two. The gorgeous Genelia and the 8-pac Kapoor, who have brightened the screen with their crackling chemistry together, let all get up close and personal as they shared their struggle stories with people minus the make-up and spot boy and frills of stardom.

 Genelia and Shahid lived out of their car for the whole night and interacted with the media through most of the night and early morning. But it was an interaction like never before — the usual hurried ten minute bytes were replaced by an easy-flowing conversation inside a not-so-easy-to-live-in car, minus deadlines, on the bonnet and dickey of the car, with vada pavs and cutting chai for dinner and bun maska in the morning. The conversation was reminiscent of the old times not so long ago, when Shahid and Genelia were strugglers themselves. And the media was able to watch them sleep in the cramped space!

 Who would believe today that six years ago, Shahid had been rejected continuously for two and a half years. And that he actually stayed in his car when he was in between rented accommodation. Or that Ken Ghosh, who eventually signed him up in his first film (and is also directing this film) had himself rejected Shahid for being too thin.

There were more such stories that this vibrant young couple shared from their tiny second-hand car that they spent the night in. So it was a night that media packed its sweaters and track pants — after all, its not everyday that one gets such a chance!

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