Actor Siddhant Chaturvedi initially had trouble understanding his character, Zain Siddiqui, in Gehraiyaan. The actor, who admits he is old school when it comes to romance, said director Shakun Batra helped him unshackle himself from the stereotypical idea of love.
“I didn’t know how I was going to approach this character,” Siddhant told, adding that to understand his outlook on romance, Shakun asked him to list his favourite romantic films. “I sat down whole night and created a list that consisted of films such as 500 days of Summer, Veer Zaara, Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge and so on. When I sent it to him, he said, ‘This is exactly what you don’t have to do.’ He wanted me to understand this world (referring to Gehraiyaan).”