Tanuj Virwani, the son of Veteran actress Rati Agnihotri, a chip of the old block has had a very shaky start to his filmic career. As both his two releases Purani Jeans and Love U Soniye did not create any wonders on the Box Office turnstiles. And now his hat trick film namely One Night Stand is on the verge of release. And Tanuj Virwani is keeping his fingers and toes crossed.
What went wrong with Purani Jeans and Love U Soniye?
Actually, no one can predict as to what will go wrong with a particular film that you are acting in. I guess a lot can go wrong. Sometimes the idea, the concept that has been narrated to you initially does not translate well by the time it appears on the big screen.
How did you bag your hat trick film One Night Stand?
You see after the dismal performance of two of my earlier films I was very cautious in picking my roles. In fact I had even signed up with an agency. And I had done quite a few auditions for them which they obviously liked it and a couple of days later I got a call from them saying that there is this film offer for you with Sunny Leone called One Night Stand. And I thought they were just pulling my leg. But nevertheless when I auditioned for it, I knew that this was the film I would love to do it.
But it seems Sunny Leone has a meatier role in it.
Obviously she has. But my role is equally on par with her role. If she has shot for 50 days then I have shot at least 45 days. Besides I have just done three films and Sunny Leone is already a star in her own right. And to be very honest I was never in awe of her nor intimidated by her throughout the shoot.
Out of the 3 films you have acted in till this date two have been directed by woman directors. How come?
Search me I wouldn’t know but it was lovely working with them and who knows my next three films may be directed only by male directors.
So what is One Night Stand all about?
It’s all about Generation X and the varied issues of today’s youth. They meet and they interact on totally different levels. One such couple is me and Sunny and one day after downing a couple of drinks something happens which is termed as One Night Stand but the truth is something else and that forms the crux of the story of One Night Stand.
But the title One Night Stand seems like it may be an erotica oriented film. Right?
No sir its nothing like that. Of course keeping in mind the subject of the film there are some scenes but they are very aesthetically shot and do not at all border on vulgarity.
How was it working with a woman director Jasmine?
Jasmine’s husband Anthony D’Souza is already a well – known director in his own right. And Jasmine too is a very sensitive director. She even gave us a lot of leeway to improvise. And it was a great learning experience to work with Jasmine as well as Sunny.
So what’s next in the pipeline?
Actually nothing as yet. I hope my hat trick film is liked by one and all. Besides I want to choose the right kind of project in future.