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Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday, Dhairya Karwa open up on what Gehraiyaan means to them

Co-produced by Viacom18 Studios and Dharma Productions, in association with Jouska Films, the drama revolves around complex modern relationships.

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Directed by Shakun Batra, Amazon Prime Video’s Gehraiyaan (2022), a drama about complex modern relationships, stars Deepika Padukone, Siddhant Chaturvedi, Ananya Panday and Dhairya Karwa.

Padukone plays 30-year-old Alisha Khanna who finds herself at a crossroads. She is in a six-year relationship with Karan, played Karwa, and finds her career going nowhere. When her cousin Tia (Panday) and her fiancé Zain (Chaturvedi) start spending time with them, Alisha finds herself growing closer to Zain.

The trailer of the film, which was launched on Thursday, also sees veteran actors Nasseruddin Shah and Rajat Kapur in pivotal roles.

Padukone, who was the first artiste to join the project, said that she was grateful to have had the opportunity to play a role that was fun and challenging at the same time. She said, “Alisha, my character in Gehraiyaan, is extremely close to my heart and certainly one of the most challenging characters I have portrayed on screen. Each of the characters’ struggles and arcs are real, raw and relatable. Our endeavour is to take viewers on a journey they will relate to. When it comes to dealing with relationships and human emotion, Shakun is truly a master of his craft. With Gehriyaan, again, he has woven a story that will appeal to all and I am thrilled that along with Amazon Prime Video we are able to take this story to audiences worldwide.”

Stating that working on the project was like coming back home, Chaturvedi said, “I started my journey as an actor with Amazon Prime Video [with the web-series Inside Edge] and now Gehraiyaan, a film I am so incredibly proud of, will be premiered worldwide on Amazon Prime Video! I feel there is a little bit of Zain in all of us. His ambition, aspiration, passion for his dreams and his struggles when faced with tough choices are all extremely relatable. For each of us, Gehraiyaan is a movie that is all soul and heart.”

Panday said that working with the cast and crew was an absolute high point for her, as she never wanted the shoot to end. She said, “There’s a certain realness to the story of Gehraiyaan; while the film dives into the complexity of relationships it also talks about the thrill of being in love, of discovering oneself and charting one’s path. Tia has been one of my favourite characters to play and the way Shakun has dealt with the modalities of each character and has brought out the best in every one of us in his unique way is amazing.”

Karwa, who plays Alisha’s long-time partner Karan, said he was looking forward to how viewers would react to the feature. “It is every actor’s dream to have their work reach out to the widest possible audience and I am excited for the global release of Gehraiyaan on Amazon Prime Video, through which the movie will reach viewers across the world,” he stated. “The experience of working with such a talented cast and creators is one that I will cherish forever.”

Gehraiyaan is due to be premiered on Amazon Prime Video on 11 February.

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