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An American Cadillac Is The Star In Anjaana Anjaani

Director Siddharth Anand not only gave a complete makeover to an American vintage Cadillac named Blush in his film Anjaana Anjaani, but also persuaded producer Sajid Nadiadwala to buy that car from the American owner,
PTI September 14, 2010 15:58 IST
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Director Siddharth Anand not only gave a complete makeover to an American vintage Cadillac named Blush in his film Anjaana Anjaani, but also persuaded producer Sajid Nadiadwala to buy that car from the American owner, reports Times of India.

Siddharth, the report says, has always had a penchant for cars. He grew up fantasizing about automobiles. And, he knew the day he made it big, the first thing he would do is buy himself a fancy pair of wheels.

After  the success of his Saif Ali Khan-Preity Zinta film Salaam Namaste, the director kept his promise to himself.

 Siddharth's funda is simple — “You are what you drive.”

 Once again, when it came to writing the script for Anjaana Anjaani, co-produced by Krishika Lulla, Siddharth was very sure about the car he wanted Priyanka to drive around in.

Priyanka plays Kiara in the film and her car ‘Blush' had to have all the attributes that she, Kiara had.

The report quoting a source says: “It so happens that Blush is the only close friend that Kiara has in New York. Besides Kiara is all messed up on the inside and needs a good push to move ahead in life.''

Siddharth was very clear that the ‘casting' of the car was as important as the casting of his lead pair, Ranbir Kapoor and Priyanka.

 His instruction to the production team was: “The car has to speak to me.''

And, after going through hundreds of options, the Anjaana Anjaani director finally settled for pretty little Blush, a vintage Cadillac.

Of course, Blush's journey was not a path of roses. Besides the Big Apple, the car was needed for shooting in San Francisco and Las Vegas too.

The car owner flatly refused to give Blush away for two whole months.

 “He was against the car doing the entire travel from the East Coast to the West,'' said a unit hand. But Siddharth was adamant.

 Producer Sajid Nadiadwala, who is known for his paisa-phek-tamasha-dekh attitude, just went ahead and purchased the car. How he convinced the owner to part with Blush is still a mystery.

Award winning production designer Sharmishta Roy admitted she modified Blush to suit Priyanka's character.

The interiors were redone and a lot of detailing went into building the character of Blush.

After all, Blush is not just a car in this youth caper, it is a very important character.

 Anjaana Anjaani, which is releasing worldwide on September 24. And Blush will arrive in India for the release and even walk the red carpet perhaps.

Priyanka is happy to have the car share equal screen time with her.

 Said PC, “Blush was my home away from home! Ranbir and I spent so much time in this car while making the movie, it almost became part of the family!''

And Ranbir added, “It was awesome to have the car all to ourselves. Blush had become our second home. It became the biggest star by the end of the film.”