Romantic comedy is one of the most exploited genres in Bollywood and Saif Ali Khan comes with a good baggage of such movies but director Raj Nidimoru believes the actor's familiarity with rom-com is actually a blessing for their upcoming release Happy Ending.
"We were aware that Saif comes with a good baggage of romantic
comedies and love stories. So, we figured out that he is the right
person to have a take on them. He plays a scriptwriter in the film
who is against such stories but has to write one," Raj
Raj and his co-collaborator Krishna DK, best known for their
projects like 99, Shor In The Cityand
Go Goa Gone, found a willing partner in Saif, who was keen
to work with them again after the success of the zombie
"Our sense of humour is very similar. Saif is one actor who
completely gives in to the character. He will never say no to doing
something on screen. It was a joy to watch him bring subtlety and
freshness to a genre that has been around so much."
Raj says the movie, releasing this Friday, is a quirkier take on
the genre of romantic comedies while also reflecting on their
"We wanted to have a lighter take on romantic comedy. The film
is very aware that it is a rom-com. We are hitting all the points
till interval but despite being a bona fide romantic comedy, it
"The crux of every rom-com is happy ending. But there is also
this thought process whether there is anything like 'happy ending'
because end is always sad," he said.
The film has Saif's wife Kareena Kapoor and his 'Kal Ho Naa
Ho' co-star Preity Zinta in cameo appearances.
"It is very gracious of such established stars to agree for a
cameo. It shows how secure they are. Thankfully, they liked their
characters a lot. Kareena and Preity's presence lends certain
authenticity to the story. Plus, it is fun to see real-life couple
split on screen," Raj said.
The director also found a fun way to include Saif in a cameo
role in his own film.
"We were to bring another actor for the part but then we thought
it would be funny if Saif does the cameo in his own movie. The role
of Yogi is hilarious and a complete contrast to Saif's role as