Dar Gai on Deepika-Siddhant’s intimate scenes
While interacting with the media the director said that at first she was supposed to work on the project for five days to conduct workshops and direct the music videos, but ended up staying on for a month-and-a-half.
According to a report by the Hindustan Times, the director said, “My first few days were to focus on the exercises which will allow Deepika and Siddhant to feel safe with each other, to trust each other. And, once you trust each other, that is when you can push to experiment, in terms of different expressions.”
She further added that she never ‘felt hesitation’ from the actors’ side, even though she conducted different workshops for Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi, and different ones for Ananya Panday and Dhairya Karwa.
Dar Gai explains the role of intimacy
On asking if the actors had any diffidence about the process, she said, “I think the biggest inhibition was mine. I was not sure what I would do, coming on the sets. I was not sure if actors would listen to, or were even willing to attend my workshops. A lot of things came from Shakun. He was so confident of my role, that kind of influenced the way how everyone in the crew looked at me, and the importance of intimate direction in the film.”
While explaining the role of an intimacy director, she compared her job to what an action director would do on set. She said, “Intimacy direction helps us make actors feel safe, physically and emotionally.”
Gehraiyaan is an upcoming Indian Hindi-language romantic drama film starring Deepika Padukone and Siddhant Chaturvedi. The film is directed by Shakun Batra who also wrote the script with, Sumit Roy, Ayesha Devitre and Yash Sahai.