"The film 'Shandaar' has this angle about insomniacs and in real life people are still discovering insomnia. There is no film be it in Hindi or English ever made on this. In the film a girl and boy, who have insomnia, are meeting because of that, they are spending time together, talking... having good moments," Shahid told reporters here at the promotional
event of "Shaandaar" last night.
    
"May be four-five years back people wouldn't know what is insomnia but today it is a major issue. I am an insomniac person. I have friends who are insomniacs so we hang out together. We work so much throughout the day that it takes time for us to feel sleepy. I think it is a cool idea to
depict the issue (in the film)," he said.
    
The makers also have come up with a song "Neend Na Mujhko Aaye" whose theme is insomnia.
    
"Vikas wanted to tell about insomnia to people. He came up with this song and this goes with insomnia," Shahid said.
    
Director Vikas Bahl has dealt with insomnia in different way in his film. "Our approach towards insomnia in the film is different, the character of Shahid is scared of ghost while Alia's character thinks night is the best time," the "Queen" director said.
    
"Neend Na Mujhko Aaye" -- a rendition of Asha Bhosle's age-old classic is picturised on Alia and Shahid who play insomniacs in "Shaandaar". Th song was launched at a coffee shop at midnight.

When asked what does Shahid do when he is awake, he says, "I like going on a drive when I don't feel sleepy as that time traffic is less. I listen to songs or watch films. It is that time you do things that you want to do may be secretly."

 

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