Kai Po Che! is a 2013 buddy drama film directed by Abhishek Kapoor and produced by Ronnie Screwvala and Siddharth Roy Kapur. The film which is based on Chetan Bhagat’s 2008 novel The 3 Mistakes of My Life completes 8 years today. It marked the acting debut of late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, Rajkummar Rao and Amit Sadh. On the 8th anniversary of the film, director Abhishek Kapoor has talked about the success of the film, his association with Sushant Singh Rajput and more with a news portal.
While talking about one of his most celebrated projects, Abhishek said he feels that one must get to have a conviction in their story to do justice to it. “There’s a certain intent with which you set out to make a movie, and before everything else comes your faith in what you’re out to say. I just happened to fall in love with the story,” added the director. He also explained why he had cast fresh talents, he said that right from the word go, and he was convinced that he needed to cast a set of friends and not a particular character.
Sushant, Rajkummar and Amit were simply a great fit together as a team and had the right kind of energy that he envisioned for the respective parts. Talking about his association with late actor Sushant Singh Rajput, he said that he never saw any of Sushant’s previous works before casting him. But Abhishek said Sushant was just fabulous right from the start and from the first day itself and he knew that they are going to shine together.
“It was a scene where he teaches the students about knocking the bat and I could gauge from his body language that he had just sunk his teeth into this character,” the filmmaker said.Abhishek further explained that Sushant was an intense actor and he used to research his roles well enough to know the characters like the back of his hand. “I really miss him and every time I realise I can’t reach him anymore, it leaves me disturbed,” the director added.
After Kai Po Che, Abhishek and Sushant collaborated for the second time for the 2018 film Kedarnath, co-starring Sara Ali Khan. Even it was a hit film and was loved by the audience.