How Tara Became A Biker Chick
Tara D’Souza, who plays the hottie Malvika in the film, was supposed to be in a cab in one scene while she was talking to Preity over the phone. The cab was brought and everything was all set to for the shot when Tara casually mentioned to director Nupur Asthana that she had come to the shoot on her bike. Nupur went over and checked it out. It turned out to be a Royal Enfield Bullet. This gave her an idea and she decided to call all the men from the crew for an impromptu vote. A poll was taken on the spot with all the guys whether they thought it was hot to see a girl ride a bike. The votes came in and Nupur sent the cab back. The entire shot was taken with Tara riding the bike!
How Many Debuts?
While the male actors in the movie, Saqib Saleem and Nishant Dahiya, make their debut with Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge, the girls, Tara D’souza and Saba Azad, have graced the silver screen before. While Saba had a tiny role in Dil Kabaddi, Tara was Ali Zafar’s girlfriend in Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.
Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge Overcomes a Strike
During the shoot of the rock song, Chhoo Le, there was a requirement of over 2000 junior artistes for the crowd. Due to a last minute strike, some of the junior artistes decided to not be a part of it. When everything seemed low, someone from the crew played the track loudly on the system as part of the sound test. Suddenly, people from nearby areas started dropping in on the set and checking out the song. In fact, so many people walked in that there was no need for junior artistes anymore. The song that introduces Nishant as Rahul in the film has a live audience!
Dhoom Bike Stars In MFK
Tara D’Souza, who plays a biker chick in the movie, got a chance to ride the bike that was used in Dhoom. The bike makes its appearance in the stop-animation track Har Saans Mein.
Auditions Longer Than Shooting
Saqib Saleem auditioned for the role of Vishal for 8 months! While the auditions went on for so long, the film was shot 60 days over 3 and half months.
Hotel To Film
Saqib Saleem, the lead in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge joined his father’s restaurant business in Delhi. Soon he got tired of all the food and asked his father for a year off to give acting a serious chance. Ironically, he plays a foodie in the film.
Saba Azad’s character in the movie, Preity, aspires to become a photographer but in real life, she is a vocalist. She has crooned for bands like Blackstratblues and Ashu & The Petridish Project.
True to his on-screen character, Saqib is a huge prankster in real life too. During the shooting of the film, Prabal’s character, Hacky had to imitate his hot co-star Tara in a scene. But Saqib told Hacky he would have to wear a bikini. When the bikini arrived with a razor, Hacky was in for the shock of his life. He got around to shaving his chest for the scene and landed on the set in a blue bikini. It was only when the director asked him why he wasn’t in costume that he realized that Saqib had pulled a fast one on him.
There was a shot inside the Symbiosis library where books had to fall off the shelves to create a dramatic effect. The crew threw all the books down to get the shot right. But the librarian lost her cool as it had taken him two years to catalogue the books and arrange them. The crew had no choice but to sit down and rearrange the book shelves. That was the last time the crew shot in the library.
Hair Gone For Saba
Saba had knee-length hair when she was chosen for her role in Mujhse Fraaandship Karoge. When she heard that the role demanded her to cut her hair, she got cold feet. Though she sobbed her eyes out while getting the haircut, she was pleasantly with the way it turned out.