Running Shaadi is a word of mouth film ~ Navjot Gulati
Debuting by writing Running Shaadi, Navjot Gulati is a social media firebrand of films.
Navjot calls himself (and his Youtube Channel and Pandolin Blog) Versova Hustler and he is one true blue hustler. From 10 Million Views on his Short on Youtube, to releasing a film with a Dot Com suffixed. It only serves right to interview him over a Facebook chat that follows; as we discuss Running Shaadi and everything in between.
Finally! After all the hustle in Versova, there is a film to show! Excited? Goosebumps? What is Going on in your mind?
Last week ‘Best Girlfriend’ also reached a landmark number on Youtube with 10,068,152 after two years! It’s all happening at the same time. You think life is at full circle right now ?
Running shaadi is an important film not just for you but for the director and cast members too. You mentioned it is doing what it was supposed to do for all of you. What is that thing? Amit and you specially.
How did Shoojit & Vikram come on board?
Amazing! You know everyone! Who all have you shown the film to? What are some of the best compliments you’ve got on the film and/or the trailer yet?
Scares you for the audience or adds to the confidence? Your release date was also changed from 10th Feb, but then there are more releases on 17th too. Your trailer however has got the most positive response among everything on the date, which is a plus! Do you think the word of mouth will drive the film high?
You mentioned Amit’s credibility! Tell me about your partnership. How do you add value to each other and what makes you partnership amazing?
You said, you had the primary cast locked before the producers. How did that happen? How did you pick them?
The trailer tells how right were you…
After the success of Baby & Pink she (Taapsee) is sought after in Hindi films! You think it will be difficult to cast her for the film now. Would it be different or the story works the same now too?
Going back to the writing. Running Shaadi was and is such a novelty of an Idea. How did it come to you?
The characters are distinct. Cyberjeet, Ram bharose, Nimmi. Can you tell about each of these characterisations and naming them please?
Personally, what is more gratifying? Watching the film come to life or releasing it & what comes after?
Your ode to Imtiaz Ali…
Anything i write or make in this genre is an ode to him
What are you writing now? What other projects are you involved in?
I’ve written a film each for Abhishek Dogra and Ashwini Chaudhary which we are trying to put together at the moment.
Are you writing Amit’s next?
Lastly. What is that one thing that you want writers to have in abundance beyond the largely discussed right pay and credits!
Writers crave for respect. Give them that and they will do anything for you.