Shiddat is not your cliché rom-com, it is real and relatable: Radhika Madan - Sunny Kaushal on their chemistry and iconic Bollywood jodis
Shah Rukh Khan, in Om Shanti Om, said, "Itni shiddat se maine tumhe paane ki koshish ki hai, ke har zarre ne mujhe tumse milane ki saazish ki hai." In no time, the dialogue became a blockbuster. But barely did people know about the true definition of shiddat. Now, years later, Sunny Kaushal and Radhika Madan have united with Mohit Raina and Diana Penty to show the world what does shiddat wala pyaar actually mean. In Kunal Deshmukh's upcoming romantic film, titled Shiddat, Sunny plays the role of Jaggi, Radhika is Kartika, Mohit is Gautam and Diana essays the character of Ira.
The film produced by Dinesh Vijan's Maddock Films skipped its intended theatrical release and is premiering globally on Disney+Hotstar on October 1. Ahead of Shiddat's release, Sunny and Radhika reunited for a fun interview with PeepingMoon.com. Channelling their hidden Bollywood buffs, the actors revealed the names of Hindi films that defined love for them. When asked whether they borrowed inspiration from any iconic on-screen couple to play Kartika and Jaggi, Radhika and Sunny shared that they never followed a set template to bring their characters alive.
Talking about Shiddat getting an OTT release instead of a theatrical one, Radhika and Sunny agreed that if a film's emotion is correct and honest, people will connect with it even if it is watched on a mobile phone. Calling Shiddat real and relatable, the actors assured that it isn't a cliche romantic film.