In a first of its kind promotional strategy, actors Ranveer Singh and Vaani Kapoor unveiled the trailer of their upcoming romantic-comedy Befikre at Eiffel Tower, and the duo said the feeling was out of this world. Besides the unique trailer launch, Befikre is also special for Ranveer as it is directed by his mentor Aditya Chopra. The 31-year-old actor says he is living a dream.
“Wow, this actually feels quite surreal. I am having the launch of my film’s trailer at the Eiffel tower, and this is an Aditya Chopra film! “I can hardly believe what’s going on. Again it’s like some other instances in my life when I can hardly believe what’s happening to me. That’s why my Twitter bio says that I am living the dream,” Ranveer told reporters here.
Life has come to a full circle for the Bajirao Mastani star as he was launched by Aditya’s production house Yash Raj Films in 2010 with Baand Baaja Baaraat.
Vaani, who was also launched by the Yash Raj banner, has got the chance of working under Aditya’s direction in her second film itself.
Befikre is Aditya’s first directorial venture after his 2008 love story Rab Ne Bana Do Jodi. This is also the first time he has directed any other actor in the lead than superstar Shah Rukh Khan. The movie has been extensively shot in the beautiful locations of the city of romance.
The Mayor of Paris was also present at the trailer launch, which happened at the banquet located on the first floor of the iconic monument. Befikre will hit Indian theatres on December 9.
Ranveer Singh said filmmaker Aditya Chopra was not willing to shoot Befikre in any other city than Paris despite the terror attacks that hit the French capital in November last year that claimed over 120 lives.
The 31-year-old actor said the filmmaker had written the romantic movie with Paris in his mind and didn’t want to compromise when it came to the filming location.
“My mentor Aditya Chopra conceptualised this film in Paris, he wrote this film with Paris in his heart and mind.
After the attack, every body asked Adi sir to change the location and consider another city.
“Adi sir turned back and said ‘That’s not the spirit of the film. I have written this film with Paris in mind and the moto of this film is to be carefree. This film was about those who dare to love and I dare to romance this city and what may come I shoot this in Paris. I am not going to move this to any other city’,” Ranveer said. The trailer launched at the Eiffel tower made it the first cinema event ever organised at the Eiffel Tower. The movie also aims at promoting the French capital as the tourist destination.