Subhash Ghai renames Indrani Chakraborty as `Mishti` for film

Last Updated: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 14:58

Filmmaker Subhash Ghai, who often renames the female leads of his films with `M`, says he choses the alphabet for his actresses because it symbolises mother.

Ghai, who is launching Bangali model Indrani Chakraborty in Bollywood in his upcoming film `Kaanchi` and gave her new name `Mishti, said he did not have to search much for the moniker.

"M factor is the mother. A woman is a mother. For me M doesn`t connote money or movie. During the screen test she told me her nickname is `Mishti` and it clicked. "It is one Bengali word which can instantly connect with the Indian audiences and it gelled with my motto of alluding the M word with mother," Ghai said.

`Kaanchi` is all set to hit theatres on April 25. Even the actress is quite impressed by her new name. "I would not be known by any other name any more. I will be known as Mishti only," Indrani said.

Apart from `Kaanchi`, Mishti has three Ghai projects lined up for next three years. But she refused to divulge details about the film.

Talking about `Kaanchi`, the actress said, "You can call it the saga of today`s women. Traditional and contemporary and yet independent minded."

She revealed that she was nervous about her onscreen kissing scene with co-actor Kartik Tiwari, who was last seen in `Pyar Ke Punchnama`. "None of us could get it right and Kartik was blushing. But Subhasji won`t allow to let it go. We took 37 takes to get it right," she said. The musical drama also features veterans like Rishi Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty.

PTI

First Published: Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - 14:58

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