Samir Karnik, is an Indian film director, producer and screenwriter of Hindi movies. Karnik made his directorial debut with the film Kyun! Ho Gaya Na… in 2004 starring Aishwarya Rai and Vivek Oberoi. He produced and directed the film Heroes in 2008. He has also written the story and dialogues of some of his movies.
Referring to “CDKC” as a sitcom, Samir says the film is realistic in approach and the audience will love it for its “simplicity” and “earthiness”.
Further, the title track of the 1989 release “Chandni” is another high point of the film, says Samir. “The moment I got the title and since the girl’s name in the film is Chandni, what better song than have “O meri Chandni”? It brings a sense of recall and fits the situation,” says the producer-director.
The film has a four-day wedding as a very important sequence with the film’s heroine visiting the house of the hero during the celebrations without disclosing her identity to anybody except for the hero and his mother. “I don’t deny that Chandni is the female Raj of “Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge”,” chuckles Samir, who has pushed forward the release of his film by a day, “since it is full moon and Holi on March 8″, he says.
And Samir doesn’t tire talking about his cast, especially the lead pair. “I was very happy with Kulraj’s (Randhawa) performance in “Yamla…”, hence I wanted to repeat her. Tusshar (Kapoor) is the best and one of the most hardworking actors I have ever worked with. Then Anita Raaj and Chandrachur Singh will be seen after a long hiatus on the big screen,” says an excited Samir.