Mitron is Nitin Kakkar’s upcoming directorial flick starring Jackky Bhagnani and Kritika Kamra in lead roles. Set in the backdrop of Gujarat’s Ahmedabad city, the team of Mitron is completely mesmerised and in awe of the beautiful city. While director Nitin couldn’t get over the architectural beauty, Jackky fell in love with the Gujarati delicacies. In an exclusive interview with NewsNation, Nitin affirms that Gujarat is the only option left with him for Mitron.
‘Filmistan’ director said that he wanted a new flavour and a different experience for the movie. “There are many upcoming movies which are already being shot in the small towns of Bihar and Uttar Pradesh. A lot has been done in Delhi and I never wanted to shoot the film in Mumbai.
"While the original Telugu film ‘Pelli Choopulu’ is already a South based movie, there were not many options left with me. So I thought of filming it in the unexplored town of Ahmedabad,” Nitin says.
The filmmaker then paints a beautiful picture of Ahmedabad.
“Ahmedabad has a unique flavour of its own. On one side of river Sabarmati, you will find the luxuries of a developed city, while on the other side, the beauty of traditional old city of Ahmedabad is breath-taking.”
A difficult journey becomes fun
Jackky Bhagnani, who led a combat battle to get into the shoes of Jai, became a fan of Gujarati food and people. Jackky reveals to NewsNation that adapting to the role of Jai was very difficult and took a month of rehearsals and grooming to reach the final the epitome.
“Even a difficult journey becomes fun when people surrounding are wonderful,” remarks the actor.
“Hailing from Bandra and having spent my childhood in South Delhi, it was bewildering to mask the Gujarati flavour. I had to gain six to seven kilos so that my character looks lazy, paradoxical to my own personality,” the ‘FALTU’ actor narrates his own transformation.
Jackky retrospect the salivating food of Gujarat. “If I were to name two things that I was fond of in Gujarat, it will be food and people,” asserts Jackky.
The director of the film bantered how Ahmedabad’s Manek Chowk was a sleeping pill for him. “Whenever I visited Manek Chowk, I felt like I was returning with a sleeping pill. The food was so yummy that we couldn’t resist eating it,” he says.
Kritika Kamra shares a different experience
The leading lady, Kritika Kamra, exclaims that it was a very different experience but ‘Mitron’ was the best thing that ever happened to her.
‘Mitron’ stars Jackky Bhagnani, Kritika Kamra, Pratik Gandhi, Neeraj Sood, and Shivam Parekh. The film, produced by Vikram Malhotra, is riding high on the promotions. While the film is set for September 14 release, the makers plan to hold multiple screenings of the film ahead of the release across big cities.