Samir Soni, Sanjay Suri, Nora Fatehi promote ‘My Birthday Song’ in Kolkata
‘My Birthday Song’ is an upcoming psychological thriller where Sanjay and Nora will be seen as a pair.
Sanjay, who is also producing the film with Samir, will be seen in one of the lead roles.
Speaking about his character, Sanjay said: “I am playing a role of an ad filmmaker in the film who is settled in the NCR region. He runs his own advertising agency. He is a flamboyant but a very successful, confident, self-made man. He celebrates his 40th birthday in the film. He is more reactive in the film rather than proactive because that’s how the plot is driven so. One can understand his character more through his reactions.”
Sanjay, who knows Samir for a long time, suggested the latter to direct the film.
Remembering how he got an opportunity to act in the film, Sanjay said: “I loved the script and when he finished narration, it took us five minutes to decide that we are doing this film together. After he finished the narrations, I gave him the suggestion to direct the film. Then he asked me to act in it and I readily agreed to his proposal.”
The film, which steers between realism and surreal world, revolves around a married man (played by actor Sanjay Suri) and the song on his 40th birthday.
Samir, who is a popular face on television, is making his directorial debut with ‘My Birthday Song’.
Samir revealed how popular Bollywood director Karan Johar and Sanjay motivated him to direct the film. He told IBNS: “When Karan Johar told me to direct the film, I started thinking over it. I felt if someone so experienced like Karan is suggesting me to direct, then maybe I should. Then I met Sanjay and told him but got the same reply…It was not planned at all to direct the film.”
Nora will be seen on the big screen with ‘My Birthday Song’ after four years. She made her Bollywood debut with ‘Roar: Tigers of the Sunderbans’ in 2014.
Nora elaborated her character in the film saying: “My character’s name is Sandy. She is the female lead in the film who comes to Rajiv Kaul’s (played by actor Sanjay Suri) 40th birthday party and sparks a series of events that happened. So Sandy is a very independent, confident, mysterious lady but there is a sense of vulnerability with her character.”
The film is slated to release on Jan 19.
(Reporting by Souvik Ghosh, images by Avishek Mitra/IBNS)