This week on Friendly Fridays we have Naveen Kasturia from the popular web series TVF Pitchers.
The goofy person he is, Naveen has been part of other series in TVF such as Rowdies and Chai Sutta Chronicles.
Let’s begin this rendezvous with him on ED’s Friendly Fridays.
Team ED: What projects are you currently working on?
Naveen Kasturia: Majorly ads, no films as such and also a web show which is still in writing stage.
Team ED: Do we see a season two of TVF Pitchers?
Naveen Kasturia: Hopefully, by the end of next year.
Team ED: Three words that best describe you?
Naveen Kasturia: Lost, lazy and late.
Team ED: Who are you closer to, Naveen or Dulal?
Naveen Kasturia: Dulal
Team ED: What’s your favourite Lajpat memory?
Naveen Kasturia: Mainly the festive celebrations, playing Holi with my cousins and flying kites from the roof top on Independence Day. I did not know how to fly a kite so I was always left with holding the charkhadi.
Team ED: One super power you would like to have?
Naveen Kasturia: Being able to be invisible, just like Mr India.
Team ED: Craziest thing that you have done till now?
Naveen Kasturia: I know it sounds cliched, but it would be skydiving. I never thought I would be able to convince myself to do that.
Team ED: Your celebrity crush?
Naveen Kasturia: Alia Bhatt
Team ED: Would you ever date a fan?
Naveen Kasturia: Yes!
Team ED: What’s your favourite holiday destination?
Naveen Kasturia: It has to be London.
Team ED: What would be Naveen Kasturia’s life in a quote?
Naveen Kasturia: Don’t worry be happy!
Team ED: If you could have one celebrity to follow you on twitter, who would it be?
Naveen Kasturia: Rahul Dravid
Team ED: If you were to lose either your sense of humour or sense of taste, which would you rather lose?
Naveen Kasturia: Sense of taste
Team ED: Wackiest thing in your browser history?
Naveen Kasturia: BR Chopra’s Mahabharat episodes on Youtube
Team ED: Your take on the trend of web series gaining momentum in India?
Naveen Kasturia: It’s good for the unemployed actors and also for directors as they don’t have to convince 200 people to tell a story.
Team ED: What do you think the young audience is looking for in a show?
Naveen Kasturia: Authenticity and relate-ability.
Team ED: According to you, what is the biggest change that the comedy scene in India has gone through?
Naveen Kasturia: Comedy has been there for a while now, people want to see some real drama. I believe there is a lot of comedy in realistic drama, filmmakers should try and capture that. Something which Sharat Katariya and Shoojit Sarcar did recently in Dum Lagake Haisha and Piku respectively. Another great example is Talvar, which is such an intense and kind of disturbing film.
Team ED: Lastly a small Rapid Fire, first word that comes to your mind when we say:
Report card: Grades
Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
Thank you so much, Naveen, for giving us time. We loved every bit of this Friendly Fridays interview with you. Hope to see more of you in coming days.
With that, it’s a wrap of this fun-filled edition of Friendly Fridays. We will be back again next week, with some more fun and friendly chats. Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
See you again next week, till then, adios!
(Interview conceptualised and taken by Navni Bhatia and Pratishtha Mahajan)