Actress Kriti Sanon spoke about her experience of working with a child actor. In a video released by Maddock Films, we can see the three-and-a-half-year-old child actor, Jacob learning to speak in Hindi. Kriti said, “He shy, but very talkative.”
Kriti Sanon, who played the role of Jacob’s mother in the movie said that nobody loves children more than her. In the three-minute-long video, we can the behind the scene shots of the entire cast and crew working with the child. Kriti was seen playing hide and seek and eating chocolates with Jacob.
She said, “That was something that was on my mind throughout, that I have to be friends with him. I have to play hide-and-seek with him. Every time I met him I got him new toys.”
Director Laxman Utekar said, “I also became a child along with him,” and actor Pankaj Tripathi added, “Kids are playful, you have to turn into a kid yourself to act with them.”
The video has several shots of Pankaj Tripathi and other actors and crew members tired after running behind the child. Director Laxman Utekar was also seen teaching Hindi dialogues to him.
Mimi actress Kriti Sanon shared a great bond with Jacob. In one of the shots, she was seen asking him what all Hindi words he knows to which he innocently replied, “Mimi.” Kriti laughed and told him that Mimi is her name.
In another shot, Jacob was seen playing a sword fight with Manoj Pahwa. “Everyone was going crazy around Jacob, wanting to please him and entertain him so that he shoots,” Kriti said
In an interview with BBC Scotland, Jacob’s mother said, “We got relocated to Mumbai for acting lessons and he learned how to speak Hindi. He had around 20 pages of dialogue in Hindi and he was only three years old at the time. I don’t want people to think he was a child actor. They came to us and it worked in with our trip. He’s just a normal kid picked from a nursery.”