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Know your Kisna?

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January 20, 2005 15:22 IST
January's biggest release is thundering forth. The period epic is much-awaited, being Subhash Ghai's return to direction after four years. Kisna stars Vivek Oberoi, Antonia Bernath, and Isha Sharvani.

What else is there to know about this massive production? Lots.
Test your knowledge in our Kisna quiz.

1. How many times did Vivek Oberoi meet with an accident on Subhash Ghai's sets?
a. Once
b. Twice
c. Thrice

2. Which of these places was among the movie's locations?
a. Ranikhet
b. Panchgani
c. Pahadgunj

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong!
The correct answer is A.
Did you know? During Kisna's shooting at Ranikhet, Isha was done with the day's shoot when suddenly Ghai asked her to do a few dance steps in front of the sunset. Before she could realise what was going on, there were about 150 people all around her, shouting instructions at her! There were only three minutes left for the sunset, and the shot had to be taken immediately.

Correct!
Did you know? During Kisna's shooting at Ranikhet, Isha was done with the day's shoot when suddenly Ghai asked her to do a few dance steps in front of the sunset. Before she could realise what was going on, there were about 150 people all around her, shouting instructions at her! There were only three minutes left for the sunset, and the shot had to be taken immediately.

3. British actress Antonia Bernath was selected out of how many girls who auditioned for the role?
a. None - she was the first actress Ghai liked!
b. 100
c. 200

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? Subhash Ghai auditioned 200 girls from London and Los Angeles for his main lead, the British Indian character Katherine. He met various talent agents and casting directors, and searched different drama schools until he came across Antonia. After training rigorously for four months, she became so perfect with her spoken Hindi that she had to now work at having to maintain the British dialect!

Correct!
Did you know? Subhash Ghai auditioned 200 girls from London and Los Angeles for his main lead, the British Indian character Katherine. He met various talent agents and casting directors, and searched different drama schools until he came across Antonia. After training rigorously for four months, she became so perfect with her spoken Hindi that she had to now work at having to maintain the British dialect!

4. Besides Saroj Khan and Shiamak Dawar, who is the third choreographer?
a. Farah Khan
b. Daksha Seth
c. Terence D'Souza

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is B.
Did you know? Ghai was looking for a girl who had to be a dancer, as this character would express herself through dance. The search was long, but he found Isha through her mother, danseuse Daksha Seth's web site. Isha hasn't acted before, so her role revolves around few dialogues, but a lot of dances.

Correct!
Did you know? Ghai was looking for a girl who had to be a dancer, as this character would express herself through dance. The search was long, but he found Isha through her mother, danseuse Daksha Seth's web site. Isha hasn't acted before, so her role revolves around few dialogues, but a lot of dances.

5. How many days did Ghai spend on the music album of Kisna?
a. 68
b. 18
c. 92

Wrong! Try again..
Wrong! The correct answer is C.
Did you know? A R Rahman was supposed to direct the music for the film but eventually, he had time to compose only two songs. So Ismail Darbar was roped in. He didn't agree immediately; he took a week's time to confirm if Rahman was fine with the idea before eventually agreeing to do the film.

Correct!
Did you know? A R Rahman was supposed to direct the music for the film but eventually, he had time to compose only two. So Ismail Darbar was roped in. He didn't agree immediately; he took a week's time to confirm if Rahman was fine with the idea before eventually agreeing to do the film.

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Compiled by Patcy N
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