Flight Actor Mohit Chadda On Shah Rukh Khan | Mohit Chadda Exclusive Interview | My Biggest Takeaway From SRK Was His Energy & Spontaneity On Sets

Flight Actor Mohit Chadda On Shah Rukh Khan | Mohit Chadda Exclusive Interview | My Biggest Takeaway From SRK Was His Energy & Spontaneity On Sets


“There
is
only
one
success-to
be
able
to
spend
your
life
in
your
own
way,”
Mohit
Chadda
swears
by
this
popular
saying.
From
being
the
first
runner-up
on

India’s
Best
Zee
Cinestars
Ki
Khoj

to
playing
the
lead
role
in
his
upcoming
film
Flight
which
is
touted
to
be
Bollywood’s
first-of-its-kind
mid-air
rescue
mission
film,
the
actor’s
career
graph
has
seen
its
share
of
ups
and
downs.
But,
Chadda
has
no
regrets
about
his
journey.

In
an
exclusive
tete-a-tete
with
Filmibeat,

Flight

actor
Mohit
Chadda
gets
candid
about
Big
B
lauding
his
film’s
trailer,
his
experience
of
sharing
screen
space
with
Shah
Rukh
Khan,
the
reason
behind
his
sabbatical
and
much
more.

Excerpts
from
our
chat.


Q.
The
trailer
of

Flight

has
been
receiving
a
lot
of
love
from
all
the
nooks
and
corners.
In
fact,
Bollywood
megastar
Amitabh
Bachchan
also
lauded
the
trailer
and
sent
his
best
wishes.
How
does
it
feel
when
you
hear
such
compliments
from
the
acting
stalwarts
of
the
film
industry?


A.

I
feel
blessed.
It’s
so
magnanimous
of
Mr
Bachchan
to
do
that.
I
am
still
fumbling.
It
was
an
emotional
moment.
I
won’t
be
able
to
forget
that
evening
in
my
life.
Apart
from
that,
all
the
stalwarts
from
the
industry
supporting
us,
it’s
so
generous
and
sweet
of
them
to
root
for
our
film.
I
am
thankful
and
at
loss
of
words.
When
there’s
a
notion
of
Bollywood
being
a
big
bad
world,
there
are
some
people
coming
out
to
support
independent
films.


Q.
How
did
the
role
happen
to
you?


A.

Me
and
Suraj
(director
Suraj
Joshi)
go
a
long
way.
We
have
been
into
making
ad
films,
small
animation
films.
Obviously,
we
had
started
the
company
to
make
feature
films.
We
had
written
a
few
scripts
and
approached
studios,
but
no
one
wanted
to
back
us
because
it
was
not
a
star-driven
project.
We
were
not
getting
any
opportunities
so
we
thought
to
make
a
film
on
a
subject
that
would
be
interesting
and
at
the
same
time,
a
good
cinematic
experience
and
so,

Flight

came
up.
I
was
associated
with
the
film
right
from
the
writing
stage.
It
was
never
like
I
will
hear
the
script
first.


Q.
The
trailer
also
gives
a
glimpse
of
some
action
that’s
in
store
for
us.
What
were
the
major
challenges
before
you
while
shooting
for
the
film
where
your
character
gets
trapped
in
the
plane?


A.

Honestly,
I
can
tell
you
more
from
the
production
point
of
view
than
as
an
actor.
As
an
actor,
when
you
are
a
part
of
the
writing
process,
you
are
in
the
character
right
from
the
moment
you
write
it
and
you
always
know
what
you
need
to
do.
So,
the
kind
of
preparation
as
an
actor
is
quite
opposite
to
saying
that
I
prepared
for
this
role
for
this
much
amount
of
time.
I
didn’t
need
to
prepare
for
it.
The
moment
I
was
on
the
sets,
I
knew
what
I
had
to
do.
Apart
from
that,
the
action
sequences
were
challenging.
I
pulled
off
some
of
the
stunts
by
myself
since
there
was
no
time
for
body
doubles.
I
have
been
into
martial
arts
and
enjoyed
doing
them
by
myself.
It
was
difficult
but
at
the
same
time,
it
was
also
fun.


Q.

Flight

tells
the
story
of
a
man’s
journey
of
survival
against
all
odds.
How
much
do
you
relate
with
this
concept
in
real
life?


A.

I
relate
to
this
concept
hundred
percent.
This
is
our
fight
to
survive.
In
fact,
this
is
the
entire
world’s
fight
to
survive
right
now.
It
is
completely
relatable.
The
world
is
fighting
the
pandemic
to
survive
and
this
is
our
fight
to
survive
in
the
Hindi
film
industry.


Q.
You
made
your
debut
in
Bollywood
with

Dulha
Mil
Gaya

in
2010.
Now,
you
are
all
set
to
make
your
acting
comeback
with
this
film
after
almost
a
decade.
What
was
the
reason
behind
your
sabbatical?


A.

Honestly,
I
didn’t
make
my
debut
with

Dulha
Mil
Gaya
.
I
don’t
want
to
sound
negative
because
that’s
not
my
approach
towards
life.
Besides

Dulha
Mil
Gaya
,
I
also
shot
for
a
film
called

Do
Dooni
Chaar.

What
happens
is
when
you
are
working
as
a
protagonist,
you
know
the
kind
of
work
you
are
doing
and
how
it’s
going
to
look
at
the
end
of
the
day.
I
wasn’t
playing
the
main
protagonists
in
both
these
films.
But,
I
was
told
that
my
roles
were
essential
to
the
story.
But
unfortunately,
by
the
time
it
came
on
screen,
I
couldn’t
see
myself
and
that
wasn’t
what
I
had
come
to
do
in
the
film
industry.
I
wanted
to
do
characters
that
are
integral
to
the
script.
But
this
is
what
happened.
Ultimately,
you
get
branded
very
quickly.
Speaking
about
the
sabbatical,
I
wasn’t
getting
the
kind
of
work
that
I
wanted
to
do.
So,
that’s
when
we
decided
to
make
a
film
by
ourselves.
This
was
a
creative
opportunity
for
us.


Q.
You
worked
with
Shah
Rukh
Khan
in

Dulha
Mil
Gaya

which
is
like
a
dream
come
true
for
every
actor.
What
was
your
biggest
takeaway
while
working
with
him?


A.

My
biggest
takeway
from
him
was
the
energy
and
the
spontaneity
that
he
has
on
the
sets.
There
was
so
much
to
learn.
I
did
get
to
shoot
a
specific
scene
with
him
for
the
film
.
It’s
very
easy
for
a
lot
of
people
to
thrash
down
big
stars.
But,
nobody
realizes
the
kind
of
effort
that
they
put
in.
The
best
part
is
that
their
effort
never
shows.
Even
if
I
can
achieve
about
10
to
15
percent
of
what
Shah
Rukh
Khan
does
on
screen
and
the
madness
he
creates,
I
would
consider
myself
really
successful.


Q.
You
and
your
wife
Ishita
Sharma
worked
together
in

Dulha
Mil
Gaya
.
Any
plans
of
sharing
screen
space
with
her
in
the
future.


A.

If
there’s
something
that
I
got
from

Dulha
Mil
Gaya
,
it’s
that
my
wife
got
a
‘dulha’ and
I
got
a
‘dulhan’.
(laughs)
Coming
back
to
films,
Ishita
is
a
part
of

Flight
.
She
will
be
making
a
special
appearance
in
the
film.


Q.
In
the
last
few
days,
many
filmmakers
have
postponed
the
release
of
their
upcoming
films
owing
to
the
second
wave
of
COVID-19.
However,
you
folks
have
stuck
to
the
decision
of
releasing
Flight
in
theatres
on
April
2.
Was
that
a
conscious
decision
considering
people
are
still
apprehensive
to
visit
cinema
halls?


A.

We
sent
out
a
heartfelt
message
last
night.
We
all
enjoy
big
screen
experience.
Unfortunately,
I
completely
understand
the
current
situation.
This
is
our
fight
to
survive.
Nobody
realizes
that
the
cinema
also
need
to
survive.
It’s
not
only
about
the
people
who
work
in
films;
it’s
about
the
families
too.
The
film
industry
is
one
of
the
biggest
tax
providers
to
the
economy
of
this
country
and
no
one
is
taking
note
of
that.
This
is
very
sad.
I
understand
that
there
are
a
few
big
chains
which
have
a
lot
of
money
and
can
survive.
But
at
the
end
of
the
day,
the
economy
needs
to
keep
running.
We
also
thought
that
we
love
cinema
and
for
us,
the
kind
of
money
that
we
have
are
a
lot,
but
maybe
in
terms
of
comparison,
it
might
not
be
much.
So,
we
hope
that
we
will
recover
it
and
going
by
the
response
to
the
trailer,
we
are
hoping
for
a
similar
reaction
in
the
theatres
as
well.
If
we
can
contribute
in
our
small
little
way
towards
the
film
industry.
we
would
be
more
than
happy
to
do
that.
I
am
really
grateful
to
all
the
exhibitors
who
have
been
sending
us
messages
from
all
over
the
country.
We
didn’t
expect
that.


Q.
From

Zee
Cinestars
Ki
Khoj

to

Flight
,
when
you
look
back
at
your
journey,
are
you
content
with
how
your
acting
career
has
shaped
up
for
you
and
do
you
think
that

Flight

will
present
the
audience
with
Mohit
Chaddha
2.0?


A.

I
think
the
version
1.0
never
came
out
properly
in
terms
of
how
I
wanted
to
world
to
see
me
as
an
actor.
But,
I
am
completely
content
with
my
journey
because
I
read
somewhere
that
there’s
only
one
success-
to
be
able
to
spend
your
life
in
your
own
way.
I
have
been
blessed
with
the
support
of
my
wife
and
my
family.
They
allowed
me
to
do
whatever
I
wanted
to
do,
whether
it
was
about
becoming
an
actor,
starting
a
company
or
spend
money
on
investing
in
films
which
was
the
biggest
risk.
The
veterans
always
say
‘Apna
paisa
mat
lagao’,
but
I
have
always
believed
in
putting
your
money
where
your
mouth
is.
I
am
glad
to
do
that.
I
don’t
have
any
regrets.

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