Conquering China

In conversation with Anita Britto, Mouni Roy shares the experience of shooting the quirky film – Made in China, the idea where this film stemmed from and working with some of the finest co-actors in the recently released film

Mouni what were your first thoughts before taking up this film?

It was a no brainer for me. Mikhil was directing it, Maddock was producing it and I got to star opposite Rajkummar Rao and on top of it, the story is brilliant. I wanted to do something after Gold that had a great story and a great script and this was perfect.

The cast is brilliant, on the one hand we have Boman Irani and on the other hand, we have Paresh Rawal, how was the atmosphere on the sets with such stellar performers?

I actually didn't get the chance to work with them on this film. I just got to work with Boman sir in a song, but I hope there is one day soon that I get to work with them. My learning experience was with these two (Raj and Mikhil). The scene would be something else on paper and Mikhil would come and explain it to us in a certain way and then Raj would add so much more, so altogether it was like a soupy mixture of creating some good art on screen.

You were working with two National Award winners, were you intimidated by them?

In the beginning when I heard that I will be working with Raj I was intimidated, and I wondered how will I be doing it. You tend to question yourself whether or not will you be able to perform in front of somebody who is one of the finest actors in our country.

But later on it was all good, it was challenging but the journey became very special because of how helpful he was.

What is the one thing that you have learned through this journey?

I have learned that you can turn the whole set into a high school musical. All you have to do is reach on set, then play a song and make sure that the whole units get up from their chairs and starts dancing like a flash mob and then start shooting. BOI

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