It’s not just the audience but even director Anu Menon cannot get enough of Naseeruddin Shah and Kalki Koechlin, the lead stars of her film ‘Waiting’, and she wishes to work with the two versatile actors again.
The director said she had an amazing time working with the duo and “would love to” re-team with them together or solo.
Heaping praise on Shah, Menon told PTI, “He is very prepared and thinks about the smallest details. He is a director’s actor as long as the director has done her homework and has answers for his questions. He is amazing to work with.”
She also said that Shah, 66, and Koechlin, 32, have a terrific on-screen chemistry.
“Being two great and natural actors there lies an instinctive trust between them from the word go. They didn’t have to rehearse too much. It was quite magical.”
Menon said neither of the two had to rehearse too much for their parts.
The director is happy with the way people have responded to the story.
The director said ‘Waiting’ touches on the issue of the apparent irrelevance of social media in one’s life when a real crisis emerges.
“‘Waiting’ at one level refers to our false sense of popularity and support system because of the number of likes we get or how many followers we have on Facebook.”
“But when a crisis situation spills over on floor after hitting the ceiling, we are alone left to clean it,” she said.
Inputs from PTI
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