The team behind Eros International’s Teri Meri Kahaani were in London recently for the UK Premiere of the film. Shahid Kapoor, Priyanka Chopra, director and producer Kunal Kohli and producer Vicky Bahri attended a press conference at a central London venue, the UK Premiere at Cineworld, Feltham and the after party at Chak89.
Press Conference – London
Speaking at his first ever London Press Conference 31-year-old actor Shahid Kapoor said: “It’s wonderful to be here in London despite the bad weather. We are used to that now. London is one of my favourite cities. This is the first time that one of my films is premiering in London so I am very excited.”
“Teri Meri Kahaani is a fun, easy, light, entertaining romantic comedy. What is very different about the film is that it is based in three different eras. It is a two hours film so in forty minutes we have to tell a story of each era. We have 1960, 2012 and 1910. They were very different characters for me and Priyanka to play, almost like a triple role. It is a fun film which can be watched with the entire family. We are really excited about this and to know what the overseas audience thinks about it. It is a very overseas friendly audience film,” said Kapoor who has worked with Priyanka Chopra in Vishal Bharadwaj’s Kamineey a few years ago.
Priyanka Chopra who is making her international music debut this year and also attended a press conference in London earlier this year to promote the film has interacted with the UK press on various occasions. The Dostana actress recalled at the event that her film Love Story 2050 also premiered at the same venue: “I have premiered a film here before and it was absolutely wonderful. England has always given us so much love and affection and so much support for all our films. That is what we hope for Teri Meri Kahaani. In India and Hindi movies we love love. This is love mixed with entertainment.”
Speaking to the press former film critic and the man behind films like Hum Tum and Fanaa, Kunal Kohli said that his leading actors share great chemistry in his latest film, “Their chemistry is amazing. Every time a love story is made and is successful, the lead pair is very crucial. Shahid and PeeCee had eight scenes in Kamineey and were absolutely sizzling and electrifying. In this film they have sixty-eight scenes. That was a pretty obvious reason to choose them. They share an amazing on-screen chemistry.”
While she played seven different characters in 7 Khoon Maaf, Priyanka spoke about playing three different characters for this film and said that the film tells three different stories altogether, “Playing three different characters in one film was like doing three films. There are three separate love stories altogether. There is three separate eras, three separate lifetimes and completely different people.”
“The 2012 section is based right here in England. We shot in Nottingham and Stratford-upon-Avon and that was really fun. It’s contemporary and today. It is how people stay in touch over technology, like Skype, phones, SMSes and you feel like being part of each other’s life without being next to each other,” added Priyanka.
Check out exclusive pictures from the press conference here.
Teri Meri Kahaani Premiere at Cineworld, Feltham
Cineworld, Feltham has held premieres and promotional events for films like Mere Brother Ki Dulhan, Peepli Live, Tees Maar Khan, Luck, Players, Ek Main aur Ekk Tu, Apne and many more. The crowd came out in full force to greet Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra for the premiere of Kunal Kohli’sTeri Meri Kahaani – Thrice upon a love story.
Amidst a crowded red carpet, speaking to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik at the premiere, Shahid Kapoor said: I am very happy and excited to be here in Feltham. I love the crowd, loving the love and looking forward. It’s a great feeling and wonderful to meet my UK fans.”
Priyanka Chopra also spoke to our Bollywood reporter and when asked what she feels about the reaction and being in London she said, “It’s amazing to have so many people show us so much love and affection. It’s really exciting. It is really heart-warming and I hope everybody enjoys the film. We are really excited to be in Feltham.”
After Party – Chak 89
After introducing the film to the audience at the premiere, the cast, director and producer drove to Chak89 for an exclusive after party. From what we have heard, Priyanka and Shahid were supposed to meet and greet fans who bought VIP tickets which included personal photos with the talent. Other tickets that were sold for the event included seeing the stars on stage talking about the film and interacting with fans.
However, Priyanka and Shahid never really made it to the after party. We heard that Priyanka and Shahid left the venue after taking some photos with VIP ticket holders which left the organisers fuming. Kunal Kohli and Vicky Bahri reportedly went on stage and addressed the guests.
A source from the venue told us: “The stars went to the restaurant first and did a few meet and greets there and were planning to go on to the stage afterwards. The stars, who were already upset from Feltham, started to see people arguing because they wanted single photos and not group pictures and decided this was enough and left. Kunal Kohli and Vicky Bahri still went on stage and took photos with the guests.”
Teri Meri Kahaani is out now.
Photo credit: Sunny Malik, Chak 89