Subhash Ghai as excited about Kaanchi as he was about Hero

Bengali Actress MISHTI and hero KARTIK TIWARI in KAANCHI

Mumbai, May 6, 2013 (Washington Bangla Radio): Subhash Ghai, "Last week while I was shooting for my film Kaanchi in Uttaranchal, I experienced one of the most magical moments of my life - the mystic mountains, mesmerising music, colourful dancers and a young crew. But what thrilled me the most was the performance of my heroine Mishti, who is playing the title role. It reminded me how excited I was working with newcomers Jackie Shroff and Meenakshi Sheshadri in Hero in the 80s.

I realised that I'm at my best when I work with young talent as it's a challenge for me. When they give good performances and the audiences goes gaga, making them overnight stars, I feel like I'm on a high. They move on in life and look forward  to more fresh talent. At such times, I feel I am a filmmaker in the truest sense. The real test for any filmmaker is when he makes a film with newcomers in the leas role and turns it into a blockbuster. I am an actor's director: I first write the characters and then rewrite again after casting the actors, keeping their positive and negative points in consideration.

This is an aggressive and progressive film. Kaanchi is an interesting and unique character. She represents today's youth and carves the guidelines for GenNext. The villains Mithun Chakraborty and Rishi Kapoor, provide lot of entertainment. However, the most surprising element of the movie are the three leading men - Kartik Tiwari who plays the charismatic lover, Rishabh Sinha who plays an obsessive lover and Chandan Roy Sanyal, who plays a corrupt police officer. While I think Kartik is star material, Rishabh's screen personality is charming and Chandan is undoubtedly a good actor. He is the 'sutradhar' of the story. For more, wait till the film releases on August 30.