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By Joginder Tuteja, June 12, 2010 – 12:30 IST
Over the decades, one has heard of scripts being changed mid way into the making of the film. Many of them have failed once the changes started taking place haphazardly. On the other hand quite a few succeeded when better creativity prevailed. While this is something which is not quite acknowledged by all, it’s a known fact that a bound script doesn’t always stay to be on to bound the same way before arriving on the sets.
Anything wrong with that? No, none at all as long as a script change happens before everything is locked (including cast, dates, locations, final deadline for the shoot, release date etc.). All is well as long as the change happens for the better. Yes, it may involve some heartburn for a writer because his vision may find some tangents from others (read: producer, director, actor) involved. However, as is the case with any creative journey, filmmaking too follows it’s soon; something that debutant filmmaker Punit Malhotra realised in case of I Hate Luv Storys.
Says Imran who admits that he wasn’t sold with the entire idea of I Hate LUV Storys in the very first listening, “I had a lot of issues with the script and I gave Punit a long laundry list. I told him, yeh problem hai, yahan isko aise theek karna hai, is cheez ko thoda badlo etc. etc.”
“I actually ‘pakaoed’ him for a long time”, he adds with a laugh.
This is where Punit had to go back to the drawing board as Imran wanted to be More >