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I'm not coy about my relationship with Dia: Sahil

Interview with debutant director Sahil Sangha ahead of the release of his film 'Love BreakUps Zindagi'.

Sujata Chakrabarti |

Updated:September 15, 2011, 4:21 PM IST
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I'm not coy about my relationship with Dia: Sahil
Interview with debutant director Sahil Sangha ahead of the release of his film 'Love BreakUps Zindagi'.

Mumbai: With only a few days left for his much talked about film Love BreakUps Zindagi to release across theatres, the debutant director has a lot going on in his mind. However, his voice definitely does not have any trace of nervousness at the fact that in this film, he is not only directing a handful of experienced actors from Bollywood, but also his lady love, Dia Mirza who has more than 30 films in her kitty herself.

Instead, in his recent media appearances and public events that he has attended, he has handled questions about his personal and professional life deftly. So when Sahil sits down for an exclusive chat with IBNLive, it comes as no surprise that this young man does not shy away from discussing the most intimate matters of the heart.

In a recent interview, Dia was quoted as saying that the date is already set for your wedding. Is that true?

Sahil: Yes I have heard that but that's not true. No date has been fixed yet. Marriage is something that happens when it has to happen. If marriage is the natural progression, it will surely happen. But, both Dia and I have not set any timeline.

Both, you and Dia are extremely candid when it comes to discussing your relationship with the media. Has it been a conscious effort?

Sahil: Honestly, I don't think there is any reason to hide our relationship. We both choose to be a certain way. The most important thing is that we both believe in relationships. We are also very transparent to the media. Today's young generation is no longer coy just to admit to having a relationship. I am a very private person but I am not ridiculous about it. Otherwise, I will be behaving like a 16-year-old (smiles).

You have been dating Dia for a while now. Did you see her in a new avatar while working on this film together?

Sahil: She is more hardworking than I thought. She works with a lot of love and attention. But she has OCD (laughs hard)... It's only what women can do...She needs to make sure all her pencils are sharpened! (pause) She makes sure there are fresh flowers in office all the time. But what I noticed most is that she really exudes a lot of warmth.

As a debutant director, what have you learnt while making this film?

Sahil: For anybody in this industry today, you need to learn to listen. When you are an actor, you need to listen to your script. When you are a director, you still need to listen. In 'Born Free', (Sahil, Dia and Zayed Khan's production company) we all have learnt to listen. If we listen to one another, and as long as we keep our minds open, we will benefit!

Every film these days is going into a promotional overdrive. Is it the same with Love BreakUps Zindagi?

Sahil: What is happening currently is that viewers are all spoilt for choice. With the TV, Internet and the number of films releasing every week, there is so much more to communicate to the audience. We have also tried to engage the audience in a special way. We are releasing a series of videos on the Internet about how Love BreakUps Zindagi was made into a film. We are very active on Facebook. There is a good and strong buzz around the film and we are very happy.

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