Hasee Toh Phasee not a rom-com: Karan Johar

Posted December 16, 2013 @ 11:54 am
by MTV Editor

Filmmaker Karan Johar says it is wrong to label his forthcoming production "Hasee Toh Phasee" as a romantic comedy. He believes this would trivialise the film's content.

Hasee Toh Phasee not a rom-com: Karan Johar

"I think sometimes when we call a film a rom-com, we tend to slot it. I think 'Hasee Toh Phasee' is not a rom-com. It is actually a film about two characters and their journey and the way they find themselves within the world they actually meet in," the 41-year-old said at the film's first look launch.

"The film has a lot to do with the families, their journeys. By calling it a rom-com, we are trivialising the content of the film. 'Hasee Toh Phasee' is a coming of age story of two people in a very warm environment," he added.


Actress Parineeti Chopra essays the role of a "mad scientist" in the film. She says it's something never seen before on the big screen.

"I wish I could tell you everything about my role. I play a scientist who is actually a little mad. It's something that I have never seen on screen," the 25-year-old said.

The promo shows Parineeti in different looks and she says the film will surprise the audience with what it has to offer.

"We only show a teaser of the film in the trailer and I can assure you that you will be surprised to see the reason behind all the madness that you have seen in the promo," Parineeti said.

"The film has much more than what we can show in the trailer. I can assure you that you will get a big surprise when you see the film," she added.


Directed by Vinil Matthew, "Hasee Toh Phasee" stars Siddharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra in the lead.

Click here to watch the trailer of the film


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