About playing a Muslim lover-boy poet in the film, Sasha says, “I have never played a character like Javed earlier. He is a little bit of Casanova. Whenever he sees a girl he starts flirting with her. It’s his inherent nature. He is very scruffy and has an uncombed look. He keeps reciting shayari to impress girls. Shayaris are his pick up lines and very often he does succeed in getting the girls with his shayari. He is not a sophisticated shayar and that is part of his charm.”
But how did a shayar come to empathize with women? “I didn’t have my ears pierced in real life so I wore a stud which was a clip on and it was so painful. I have started respecting women now. I thought it would be easy but after shoot every evening I would die to take it off as I used to have red ears,” he laughs.