School? The memories which cherish and love always in our lives, as it was and will be the best years than any other part of our life. Also if this form of happiness is presented through short videos or movies, it is more special and nostalgic. So upcoming film Chhalaang is taking us to our childhood days through their creation. Latest the film team itself went nostalgic and shared some honest memories from their school days. Hence, here’s what they had to share about back in the day, in their PT class and their rapport with their PT teachers, Read On –
Indian filmmaker Hansal Mehta shares, “My PT teacher was a guy called Lenny Gonsalves. He was there before I joined the school and much after I left school. He was still there when my kids were ready to go to school. He died a few years back. I remember Lenny used to have a ruler, he would tell everybody to take their palms out and he would run to hit everybody on their palms because nobody would take PT seriously. “I will give you one Phaat!” that was his line. I recall, he would tell us to take three rounds of the school ground and for three years I used to give him a letter from a doctor saying I have appendicitis. Since I was from a family of doctors, I forged one letter and did not do sports for three years. Somewhere, this film reminds me that if I had taken that running seriously, I would have been a little more fit.”
Lead actress Nushrratt Bharuccha of the film, too shares some similar emotions. She discloses, “In every single sports day activity, I would just sit in one corner and pretend I was not well because my teacher would ask us to do sports in the scorching heat which was something I was never fond of. I remember once a teacher asked me to run in a race and in return, she promised me to give treat at Mc Donald’s. So that is the only race I participated in. I feel ashamed of talking about it as it was a needle and thread race. I was supposed to run to the other end, where another person was standing with a needle and a piece of thread in hand. I had to thread the needle and run back to my point. The funniest part is that I could not even come first in that race, I came second.”
And the lead actor Rajkummar Rao loved sports as a kid and never missed an opportunity to go out and play.“I shared a great rapport with my PT teachers because I was good at sports and I always participated in different kinds of sports. My teachers really took care of me and they always pushed me strive harder and to aim for higher things,” shared the actor.
Chhalaang is all set to release on this year’s Diwali times on 13th November 2020 on Amazon Prime Video. Stay Tuned!