Issaq lead pair, Prateik and Amyra, on matters of the heart and more

Guys want commitment, girls want to have fun

Issaq lead pair, Prateik and Amyra, on matters of the heart and more


Is Romeo & Juliet the ultimate love story?
Amyra: Every time you think of love, it’s the image of Romeo & Juliet that pops into your head.

Prateik: Shakespeare’s stories have always had an instant connect. They enjoy universal appeal.
So, what’s new in this film? Amyra: The rawness, the rustic look and the director’s vision. Though it is based on a classic, it is set in today’s time.
Prateik: The film, produced by Shailesh R Singh and Dhaval Gada, is Indian at heart. It is not a typical Hindi film where we suddenly break into a song. The songs are played in the background.
Do you think true love exists in today’s world?
Amyra: At 20, I am yet to experience it. At the moment, I want to have fun and focus on my career. Falling in love would be a burden as it will hold me back from so many things. Prateik: It does exist. Watch Issaq and you will know (laughs). Amyra: I think in today’s time, guys are more into commitment, while girls just want to have a good time. Prateik: Well, we shall let love slap you in the face. Amyra: That’s what I am scared of. I don’t want that to happen.
One unforgettable thing about each other… Amyra: Prateik is terrified of bugs. Once, in the middle of a kissing scene, a moth landed on his shoulder. Instead of giving the shot, he started screaming at me saying, ‘Get it off… get it off…’ He almost pushed me and ran! Prateik: You can never win an argument with her, no matter what. Had she not been an actress, she would have been a lawyer and that too, the best.
    Issaq, presented by Jayantilal Gada’s Pen India Pvt Ltd, releases tomorrow.

Prateik and Amyra