Was it interesting shooting in Delhi?
It was fun shooting in Delhi. First of all, I don't like shooting in Bombay. I really don't, because you can't concentrate on your work because of phone calls coming, people coming, trying to meet you all the time. And you want to come back home and you want to meet your friends after.
At least when you're in places outside, you can just go back and sleep and just concentrate on your job. Delhi also has a slight problem like that because I have family and a lot of friends there and the clubbing scene is awesome in Delhi, so I just... you know? [Laughs] But I like shooting in Delhi because the food is really good. And I like the weather there during winter.
So in the film is Delhi the backdrop? Or is the film itself about Delhi?
It's called Delhi 6, for God's sake. [Laughs] No, Delhi 6 is about Chandni Chowk, and Chandni Chowk is a symbol of what India is. He [Rakeysh] is trying to use it as a symbol for what India is, and the people in India. The people in Chandni Chowk can be anybody's chacha-chachi, father-mother.
Bittu can be any young person you find walking on the street, whether its in Hyderabad, in Bombay, in Chennai or Bangalore. It doesn't matter. He feels that Indian people inherently are the same, and he just used Delhi as a backdrop because he is from Delhi and it was easier for him to visualise Delhi.
But it's a very Indian film, a very family film, where you can take anybody in your family and go watch it. It doesn't matter. Some films you can only go with your boyfriend, some films you can only go with your friends, some films you can't take your friends, so you go with your family.
Like, if you go for a film like Dev D you can't go with your mom and dad, you know? And with Delhi 6 you can go with anybody and it won't matter; everybody will identify with the film from an 8 year-old to an 80 year-old.
And what's this Ramleela splashed around the promos?
Ramleela is a really important part of Delhi. I think it happens during the month of November, if I'm not mistaken. And it's basically to show another flavour, and I think they've juxtaposed it with the film quite a bit.
It's only when you'll see the film that you'll know what I'm trying to say, but it's a fun mela that happens.
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