The first look of much awaited Anjaana Anjaani is out and to everyone's high expectations; the teaser has managed to do the trick. In a single minute, it has pretty much managed to convey the fun mood of this Sajid Nadiadwala production which appears to come with a good mix of a new storyline, fresh new pairing (Ranbir Kapoor & Priyanka Chopra), catchy music (Vishal-Shekhar), high production values and a distinct touch of director Siddharth Anand.
"It has just been a day since the teaser came out and the response has been fantastic. I was told that it is a much awaited movie this season but the instant feedback that I have received pretty much reaffirms the strong belief that we all had during the making of Anjaana Anjaani", says Siddharth who is now excited to know how people react to the film's music which is about to be released soon.
For someone who has made three films before - Bachna Ae Haseeno, Ta Ra Rum Pum and Salaam Namaste - Siddharth has managed to create an identity of himself when it comes to young musical entertainers and this appears to be on the cards fourth time over as well with Anjaana Anjaani. Though his earlier films were with Yash Raj Films, it is the first time that he has worked with Sajid Nadiadwala. Is there any difference in approach that he is seeing?
"On the contrary, what is definitely similar is the space that I got from both the banners", says Siddharth, "Thankfully with Sajid also I had the same kind of freedom that I got from Adi. He allowed me to do things exactly the way that I wanted due to which I could go with my instinct."
For someone who has made his last four films with new directors, case in point being Sajid Khan (Housefull, Heyy Babyy), Sabbir Khan (Kambakkht Ishq) and Shirish Kunder (Jaan-E-Mann), did Sajid have any special instructions for Siddharth who came with three films behind him?
"Sajid signed me because he trusted me. If he wanted to dictate anything, he would have directed a film himself, which he didn't", smiles Siddharth, "See, people like Sajid and Adi are where they are because they give directors that chance and opportunity to do what they want. Yes, they do express what they feel but eventually, it is a meeting of expressions."
Seems like Siddharth is indeed enjoying all the luck that a director may need!