"I was initially only the production designer for Johnny and just 2 weeks before shoot, I was casted as the heroine. My first reaction was a strict No for acting to Kalyan garu because i was not interested in acting, as my heart lay in the behind the camera technical stuff. And also, it would have been a crazy task to be the heroine and the production designer at the age of 21 only. But Kalyan garu convinced me eventually and I ended up working almost 16-17 hours everyday for more than 7 months.This one experience made me super strong and resilient emotionally. I used to come to the set as a Production designer, check everything is in order and then go to the make up room to become the heroine. When life throws a challenge at you, don’t shy away. Take it head on and see your self growing professionally and personally too. Behind me is Shyam dada(DOP) discussing the shot with Kalyan garu." Renu Desai said.
Story first published: Wednesday, October 24, 2018, 17:21 [IST]