That’s what Kunal Kohli has chosen to call the first film that he is producing and not directing.
Says Kunal: “I and director Danish Aslam always wanted to call his film ‘Break Ke Baad’ because it’s about a couple played by Imran and Deepika who breakup and want to come back together. But since we didn’t have the rights to the title, we didn’t want to announce it officially.”
Kunal and his team couldn’t locate the legal owners of the title anywhere in Mumbai. “We finally tracked it down to Bangalore to a 60-year-old gentleman who deals in electrical goods. He owns a company called Seva Films. ‘Break Ke Baad’ is one of the titles he had registered.”
“He loved our idea and gladly parted with the title. Just like ‘Break Ke Baad’, while writing ‘Hum Tum’ I wanted my film to be called only that. Milind Soman had that title. I called him for it and finally he sold it to us for Rs.1.5 lakh,” he added.
However, he said, getting permission to shoot in Delhi was far more difficult. “So many recent films have been shot in Delhi. Now the rules for shooting in the Capital have changed. I could write a thesis on what I’ve gone through to get permission to shoot in Delhi.”
Kunal’s problems as a producer don’t end there. He has been denied permission to shoot in Australia’s Gold Coast. “So we’ll have to shoot in Cape Town and fudge the Gold Coast.”
‘Break Ke Baad’ is set in Delhi and Australia.