It’s all in the family could well be true for Saif Ali Khan and Kunal Khemu. If Saif not just agreed to star in Go Goa Gone but also went on to product the film, there is another connection between him and Kunal when it comes to the zomcom. The youngster is not just playing one of the male leads in the film but is also the dialogue writer here.
“If the promos are making such a rocking impression due to tongue in cheek dialogues that are peppered all across, good credit goes to Kunal as well. He and our writer Sita Menon are the architect behind the tone that the spoken words carry,” informs D.K. of the director duo Raj-D.K., “This includes dialogues mouthed by Saif that have a major role to play in over 2.5 million views that the promo has already received in two weeks flat.”
It wasn’t planned this way though. Originally, the dialogues were being put together by Raj and Krishna, the director duo with whom Kunal has also collaborated on ’99’ earlier. However, since they primarily write in English, Kunal offered to get Hindi tonality to the narrative.
“As a matter of fact, Kunal was involved with the film right from the conceptualising phase when it wasn’t even clear if it would have a zombie element to it. As things shaped up, Kunal was more and more involved with the script taking its final shape. During last couple of years, he was so much seeped into every stage of the film that he ended up being roped in as an official dialogue writer”, the director adds.
One such line written by Kunal which could well be gaining cult status is I Keel Dead People!
Apparently, producers Dinesh Vijan as well as Sunil Lulla were pleasantly surprised with what Kunal had put together since he is generally known as Mr. Nice guy in the industry. However the wicked element brought in by Kunal was a revelation for Saif as well who got to know about the other side of his sister’s (Soha Ali Khan) partner. Impressed, Saif also made sure to lend complete justice to all the expletives that spiced the proceedings right through the film.
When contacted, Kunal confirmed, “Yes, I would formally credited as the dialogue writer in the film.”