Kunal Kohli, whose movie Teri Meri Kahaani is slated to release on 22 June, says that his upcoming project is a romantic entertainer and he roped in actors Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra as it was high time they were cast together in a romantic film.
Talking to PTI, Kunal Kohli said, "Priyanka hasn't done too many love stories, especially a film like Teri Meri Kahaani, which is an out and out romantic entertainer. I felt that it was about time we bring her and Shahid together in a quintessential musical love story like this."
Kunal Kohli says that Teri Meri Kahaani follows the kind of romantic rendezvous that filmmaker Yash Chopra is known for. He said, "Yashji's body of work is primarily love stories and he keeps coming back with even better ones time and again. I too feel that there are so many stories about love to be told and one lifetime is just not enough to do that. Just like Yashji, I too want to keep coming back with films belonging to this genre on a regular basis. 'Teri Meri Kahaani' is just the next step in that direction."
With the promos and songs of Teri Meri Kahaani fetching good response, the filmmaker feels that the credit also goes to the crackling chemistry between Shahid and Priyanka. The film is set in three different time periods and Kunal says Shahid is getting into an altogether different mode with it.
"Shahid is playing three different roles in the film across eras and that is something that he has never done before. He is playing a strong Muslim character Javed which is a first for him. Then he has never enacted a cool trendy character from the current era in a manner as shown in the film," he said.