Delhi foodies' tales
During the shooting of the movie, the four guys took a lot of time out and hung around different places in the city. "It was basically all about exploring some cool places every day and trying to trump the masti of the previous day," says Varun. They especially remember their momo outings, where they had the trademark tandoori momos of North Campus. We ask them to pick out their one favourite place to eat out at. Ali says, "Paranthe Wali Gali at 6am in the morning - best breakfast ever and probably the heaviest too." Pulkit says, "Darshan at Bangla Saheb Gurudwara, especially for the kadha prasad offered there. Main toh baar-baar line mein laga hoon prasad khaane ke liye and I am sure aisa sab karte hain." Varun says, "Pandara Road pe bahut hi heavy khaana and uske baad wahin ki kulfi." Manjot adds, "Mere liye toh CP ka khana. Wahaan khade hoke rajma chawal, kadhi chawal khana. They're out of this world."
Getting the Delhi accent right is not easy
Manjot and Pulkit proudly call themselves Delhi boys. Varun belongs to Jalandhar, and is well versed with the Delhi lingo, thanks to his frequent weekend trips to the city. But even then, the boys maintain, getting the Delhi accent right wasn't as easy as they assumed. Pulkit says, "It seems like bahut easy tha kyunki film Delhi ki hai, ladke yahaan ke hain, toh language koi zyada difficult nahi hai. But we have specifically targeted east Delhi ki language which is very different. So for us, it was still difficult because even the way people greet each other there is very different. We managed simply by following Mrigh (the director) completely." But for Ali, it was the other way round. He had to unlearn the fukra lingo because of his character. "Mrigh actually wanted me to sound neutral. I am the eldest in the group and I am already in college in the movie. But because I was with the three of them all the time, meri language full Dilli ki ho gayi thi, kyunki yeh teeno bilkul kattar Dilli wale hain.
Har ladke ka sapna hota hai Miranda mein ghusna
The introduction song and most of the college sequences of the film were shot in Miranda House, and the boys just couldn't get over being 'legally allowed inside Miranda'. Varun says, "I think the Miranda experience was the most fun. It was right in the beginning of the shooting schedule and it was just so exciting for us to be there." Manjot adds, "I haven't really attended a college. My education was through correspondence. So all my regret about not attending college ended after this shoot because har ladke ka sapna hota hai Miranda mein ghusna. Log sadak ke baahar baithte hain, deewaron se jhankte hain, but hum toh legally andar allowed thay." Ali says, "When we were at Miranda, we knew exactly how big a deal that was for us and for every guy."
Scared to approach Delhi girls
In the movie, Pulkit sends a 'fraandship request' to Priya (Anand) on a kite. While there he does it like a pro, the guys admit that this attitude is only for the movies and that they are too scared to approach a Delhi girl on their own. Having grown up in the city, Pulkit says, "I am toh very scared about approaching a Delhi girl. Unka khauff hi alag hota hai. Even if maybe I know the girl, main darr se approach nahi karta because agar woh known na ho toh seedha thapad hi pad jaayega yahaan. Baad mein woh jaan pehchaan ki nikle aur main unse naa milun toh alag sunne ko milta hai ki itna attitude wagerah wagerah." Ali adds, "The thapad is too much for me. I am a shy guy and I'm not good at approaching girls. If you approach someone, they give you the look which says, 'How could you look at me?'"
Pampering the bholi princess
A part from all their wacky Delhi experiences, the four are more than willing to talk about working with Richa Chadda in this movie. Varun says, "Every scene that we shot with her was so much fun. Woh pura Bholi Punjaban wala keher har scene mein daalti thi woh and mazza aata tha har shot mein. But off screen, she is extremely sweet." Pulkit adds, "We called her the Bholi Princess off screen. All of us really enjoyed pampering her and we actually treated her like a princess." Richa says, "I had the most fun with these guys. Itni pampering mili mujhe. Koi mere liye gaa raha hota tha, koi kuch aur. We had a blast throughout the shoot and even during the promotions."