”This was the most expensive diploma film that I made!” said Rajesh Mapuskar, director of ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ in an interaction with the students of Whistling Woods International last week. Students were ecstatic to interact with actors Boman Irani and Sharman Joshi while alumnus, Suraj Prakash, who worked on the camera also accompanied them.
“Story is more important than the character to me,” revealed Boman Irani.
Being questioned about the selection of characters or films, Irani said “I look at the subtext of a film and what is the take home for audience from the film, as per the director’s vision. I make observations from my surroundings based on the story and then internalize them.”
Sharman Joshi gave an amazing performance in ‘Ferrari Ki Sawaari’ said the students.
“The three principles of the basis of my acting are, one- the script is the bible for me. Two- director’s vision and three- I rely on my instincts,” said Joshi.
In a question and answer masterclass with 250 students, Mapuskar commented, “I have faced a similar situation before where an advertising client had demanded for a Ferrari and it was very difficult to get one. Plus it was story of a family- a grandfather, a father and his son and the intimacy of these characters was overwhelming.”
When a student asked the actors, how do they manage to keep fresh in spite of the exertion during shoot, Irani said, “If you are totally in love with what you do, then you will always be fresh because you will enjoy what you do.”
Meghna Ghai Puri, the president of Whistling Woods said ‘Whistling Woods also believes in the philosophy of ‘do what you love!”
Irani said ‘Whistling Woods is the world’s best and India’s only institution of its kind. Subhashji could have a vision and make it happen. We are sure the government will support to its best and fair justice will be done.”