Mallika Sherawat was not my choice," says director Saket Choudhary. "I resisted because Mallika came with an image. But I hadn't seen Murder until then. My impressions were based on her first film, Khwahish."
With this sensuous actress on board his first film, Pyaar Ka Side Effects, Saket can't help but be excited.
When I met him at the Barista coffee shop in Versova, suburban Mumbai, he had already ordered a hearty breakfast.
And as he dug in, we chatted about Pyaar Ka Side Effects, its cast Mallika and Rahul Bose and his mother.
Interview: Ronjita Kulkarni