His film We Are Family is pulling in the crowds and debutant director Siddharth Malhotra is naturally happy. In his video chat with his fans, he spoke about actress Kajol. For all those who missed the fun, here are the excerpts:
Siddharth Malhotra: hey guys, nice to be here
aslam : hi
Siddharth Malhotra: hi aslam
Mel199 : Hi Siddharth... Waiting for your film... seeing first day first show 2mor... hope its good
Siddharth Malhotra: mel199 thx and i hope u will like it. all who have seen it have loved it so far…fingers crossed
khanz : hi sidharth u r the most under rated director of India
Siddharth Malhotra: thx khanz hope u like my work when u watch it
Niraj : siddharth ji,is there a social message in the film or its just a family drama?
Siddharth Malhotra: niraj yes there is a message but its not a social film its an entertainer which will make u laugh and cry
Niraj : siddharth ji,y did u select english title?r u only targeting big cities?
Siddharth Malhotra: niraj we actually had gone mad finding a suitable title we are family has the element of fly in it which all associate with
Niraj : y did u cast arjun?r u sure he will be able to give u initial? actresses cant bring audiences in hall
Siddharth Malhotra: niraj i cast arjun as he had to play a father of 3 children and also be a man whom 2 women would fight for....he suits all those reqmts also is a team player
khanz : plz ask randhir sir ie kareenas dad ur uncle to work more as for u WAF will do very well bro
Siddharth Malhotra: khanz sure will convey ur message to chacha
Niraj : have you picturised all the songs in the album in your film and how many songs are lip-sync?
Siddharth Malhotra: niraj only the dil khol ke lets rock is lip sync
cooldude : i am sure ur movie s gonna rock
Siddharth Malhotra: cooldude thx so much ...
hinafromspain : sid ..i loved the title
Siddharth Malhotra: thx hina
coolblu : hi siddharth, i will definitely watch ur movie WAF in a theatre here in Lahore Pakistan
Siddharth Malhotra: coolblu thx so much buddy
sonam : howz ur experience with all the 3 actors??
Siddharth Malhotra: sonam my experience working with them was splendid kajol is the best u can get, kareena being my 2nd cousin and full of life is always fun and arjun is a prankster so the set was always buzzing
ariba : sidd ji which is going to be the next release after this movie the family
Siddharth Malhotra: ariba ihave just finished writing the next..lets this release then will speak abt that
Praful : How did you and Kjo come together?
Siddharth Malhotra: praful karan and me have known each other since years ...fly friends also he was my senior in school
KaSh DMG : dear siddharth, we all love you & WAF will rock! we just wanted to say thank you - love KaShians
Siddharth Malhotra: kash hey you guys are super thx for supporting this film thru and thru on twitter as well
rumman_bd : what do u think abt aishwarya rai?plz cast her in ur next movie opposite Hrithik
Siddharth Malhotra: rumman need to have a script for her..shes really amazing
Khalidq8 : Sid, Whats up one of your fans from Kuwait, Was asking why dont u sign Salman and do a mvie with him
Siddharth Malhotra: khalidq8 would love and insha allah some day will work with him..im one of his biggest fans
coolblu : Siddharth, i may have thought ur decision of casting arjun to be wrong before watching Raajneeti but now i know he is really a good actor
Siddharth Malhotra: coolblu yes he is...
coolblu sonam : wats ur fav movie
Siddharth Malhotra: chupke chupke and anand
tina_20 : is it true you have written another script for Kajol?
Siddharth Malhotra: tina yes its true thought she will hear that after a year and a half minimum
Niraj : siddharth ji, which filmmakers of hindi cinema have been your inspirations or your favourites
Siddharth Malhotra: niraj… hrishikesh mukherji,guru dutt,raj kapoor,sooraj barjatya,karan johar and raju hirani
Khalidq8 : Sid, Movie wont be releasing in kuwait sad news cause last 10 days of ramadan no cinemas all closed
Siddharth Malhotra: khalidq pls do watch it on ramadaan then before or after dabaang
aliya shaikh : hi sidharth where do u see urself after 2 yrs
Siddharth Malhotra: aliya making a film with kajol hopefully again
jaggu : hi siddharth, how long did this film take to complete?
Siddharth Malhotra: jaggu 64days
rumman_bd : sid, i m 4m no1 daily of bangladesh..tomorrow, my 1 article abt WRF will publish..say thnx :-)
Siddharth Malhotra: rumman thx !
Mel199 : Who is the lead actress of WAF Siddharth?
Siddharth Malhotra: mel199 kajol and kareena kapoor
hinafromspain : i wish u cud hv a script on long distance relationships....the pains..difficulties..gud things...bad
Siddharth Malhotra: hina hopefully someday will its an interesting space to deal with
cookie : Siddharth bro why arent family oriented movies like Rajshri productions being made nowadays
Siddharth Malhotra: cookie cause u guys need to make such films super hits and they will be made...lets begin with we are family
rumman_bd : beside kajol, kareena....who is ur fav actress from current lot?
Siddharth Malhotra: rumman deepika padukone
TEJAS BHAI : if i want to be an actor then wt shud i do first to enter in bollywood??????????
Siddharth Malhotra: tejas bhai get a good photo session and begin meeting people
cookie : Sid plzz make movies with good indian moral values and that dating and premarital sex is wrong
Siddharth Malhotra: cookie promise u we are family has all of that...seeing is believing
aliya shaikh : all the best sidharth wish u achieve great success in ur life
Siddharth Malhotra: aliya thx so much fingers crossed
Reetu : Who had the maximum control over the content and esthetics of the film?
Siddharth Malhotra: reetu i did
khanz : joke wht did karan johar say 2 sid malhotra answer we r family cool na
Siddharth Malhotra: khanz agree with u…that's super cool
sabsi : would you work as an actor if it will be a good role?
Siddharth Malhotra: sabsi let me make a good director first then even think of something else..right now the focus shd be that u guys like and love it
Ajay : R u a mumbai born and brought up?
Siddharth Malhotra: ajay yes completely mumbai born
Vinod : A lot of directors r exploring the eccentricities of India, like delhi, jaipur, amritsar etc...why are you and Kjo still stuck with US and UK?
Siddharth Malhotra: vinod my second film is completely based in mumbai.,this film is dealing with a woman giving away her kids to the other woman if based in india we would have to include their families etc which wasnt reqd to the story of this film..it has to be in a nuclear set up
SAmira : What will be the main difference between WAF and Stepmom
Siddharth Malhotra: samira the tonality of both the films is very different only when u see it youll know what i mean
SAmira : One word to describe Kajol, kareena and arjun?
Siddharth Malhotra: kajol - irreplaceable kareena - faaaaab arjun - buddy
cookie : Sid its so frustrating seeing mockery made of indian values and seeing live-in-relationships
Siddharth Malhotra: cookie agree and share ur sentiments so promise u wont see a mockery made
tina_20 : plz tell kajol that we love her and miss her !!hope she will not take a big break
Siddharth Malhotra: tina will do
Sam: fav song in WAF
Siddharth Malhotra: fav song in we are family is rehmo karam and hamesha and forver which is the climax song
cookie : Sid you shudnt have put the terminal illness story part in waf..it makes it a detto of Stepmom
Siddharth Malhotra: cookie thats why i bought the rights of stepmom with that rights werent reqd and it could be another film
SAmira : Did u cry watchnn Stepmom? be honest!
Siddharth Malhotra: samira i wept and i can cry easily
Praful : Are you anxious to watch Dabaang?
Siddharth Malhotra: praful 1st day 1st show ill be watching it as a salman fan and for no other reason
Mel199 : When will kareena, arjun and karan appear in india got talent?
Siddharth Malhotra: mel199 i think its on the 3rd
SAmira : Who would you like to work with next?
Siddharth Malhotra: samira would rather not mention right now...but kajol in every film when she is active and willing to work for sure
Praful : which movies have you loved from the current release? and which are you hoping to watch besides WAF
Siddharth Malhotra: praful i loved udaan ..i will watch dabaang and anjaana ...waiting for guzarish too
fazal : music is not good
Siddharth Malhotra: fazal hope u like it btter post viewing the film most people have told me that..will work harder the next time
SAmira : What made you wanna remake stepmom?
Siddharth Malhotra: samira my way of adapting and knowing what i could do with it wanted me to adapt stepmom
Khalidq8 : WAF ws suppose to b released 10 as wll as dbang,, if was stil to b rlsed same day ,, wat would hpen
Siddharth Malhotra: khalidq mar jaate....so now eid is theirs and janmasthami is ours
fazal : the music of anjaana anjaani is not good
Siddharth Malhotra: fazal will tell sid anand
SAmira : Promos look great! Inshallah the movie will do well....GOOD LUCK!
Siddharth Malhotra: samira aamin...
Khalidq8 : favorite music director between those who are composing now.. not the ones bk in the day ?
Siddharth Malhotra: khalidq vishal shekhar,pritam and sajid wajid
sabsi : is WAF an expensive film? hope it will do well at boxoffice
Siddharth Malhotra: sabsi go watch it and add to making it do well..pls
fazal : what u think about Ranbir?
Siddharth Malhotra: fazal hes my cousin brother and one of the finest talents today in the industry he will stay forever
Khalidq8 : Anu Malik was great what happened to him .. u guys no one signing any contracts with him ?
Siddharth Malhotra: khalidq no idea but he is very talented and i would love to work with him someday
Chand : what id Sridevi and Juhi were to play Kajol and Kareena... what would the film be like?
Siddharth Malhotra: chand judaai part 2
danish SINGH : SHAHRUKH AKSHAY OR SALMAN? if u hd to choose one for ur next muvie let it be any genre ??
Siddharth Malhotra: danish shahid hes my best friend
MNIRAI : did srk really accomodate kareena for WAF shoot?
Siddharth Malhotra: mnirai yes he did
tina_20 : some people on twitter are saying that kajol and ranbir should do a movie like remake of notting hill
Siddharth Malhotra: tina good idea..if they do..id love to direct it
MNIRAI : sid, is it true you will nvr make a film without kajol?
Siddharth Malhotra: mnirai no i said i would love to make every film with her and write for her when she is acting but when she is not i have no choice though somehow in someway she will always be a part of my films that i promise
Praful : Do you think the institution of marriage is over rated?
Siddharth Malhotra: praful no its not..
Chand : KJo is good at romance bt cant at thriller or action... do u think he is best at romance?
Siddharth Malhotra: chand he is best at human emotions i would say
sabsi : will your next movie be UTV film too or maybe yashraj ?
Siddharth Malhotra: sabsi i am exclusively with dharma and a loyal dharmaite
ajnabbi : congrats on the movie .who made you more nervous as a director kajol or kareena?
Siddharth Malhotra: ajnabbi kajol
savio : sid, which is ur fav hollywood/bollywood movie that u wud wanna remake next
Siddharth Malhotra: savio rather not say it if its get re made then?
Khalidq8 : when will u launch your production house ? anytime soon ? start on your own ?
Siddharth Malhotra: khalidq my production house exists my father owns cinevistaas limited and i work on creating tv content for that since 10 yrs
yatharth : which is your all time favourite family film?
Siddharth Malhotra: yatharth would say anand and chupke chupke
Chand : but then in Kurbaan what was the use of the huam emotions if the story and research failed?
Siddharth Malhotra: chand everyones human not god..the idea is to make an honest film no one can gurantee a hit or flop,,im sure uve have not liked many films which have done well and wondered why
ajnabbi : where have you shot the movie? loks refeshingly different
Siddharth Malhotra: ajnabbi in sydney
danish SINGH : sid sire hw did u find wanted and london dreams?u sen johnny gaddaar ? its 5 on 5
Siddharth Malhotra: danish wanted enjoyed london dreams no comments… sri ram raghavan is a super fine director danish
jusna : heyy sid cant wait till WAF release in uk!!.. the promos and trailers look reallyy good!!.. WELL DNE
Siddharth Malhotra: jusna thx so much
faria : sir wil u make wanted part 2
Siddharth Malhotra: faria ask slmaan khan and boney kapoor to tell karan johar to tell me to make it
Chand : yes i have ... bt thats what makes me think being the cradel of civilization y cant we be the best? or for that matter at least make original films?
Siddharth Malhotra: chand lets make good films is what i say
sabsi : karan will do koffee with karan again, will you have an appearance there?
Siddharth Malhotra: sabsi that only karan can decide
faria : y i hate love stories didnt do well on movie chart
Siddharth Malhotra: faria i hate luv stories is the biggest hit so far
Chand : a few years back Mithiya released and was said to be original but that too is a copy...
Siddharth Malhotra: chand yes i know
Siddharth Malhotra: okay guys heading off for a cast n crew preview super excited and nervous as well..pls do watch the film tomm and for those with ramadaan on that day...nice talking to ypu all..much love.