By Gaurav Chhabra
Lucknow: Filmmaker Anand L Rai and star cast of his upcoming production, ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ were recently in the city of Nawabs – ‘Lucknow’. During their visit, the entire team comprising the producer Anand L Rai, Abhay Deol, Ali Fazal, Diana Penty got candid with Team Pardaphash. The only one missing from the cast was actor Jimmy Shergill.
The Hindi-comedy is based on a bride who runs away from India to Pakistan. On being questioned as to if the film will see the producer highlighting a few points on India and Pakistan’s relations, Rai said that it is a comedy drama and does not highlight the political drama going between the two nations.
After giving hits like ‘Ranjhana’ and ‘Tanu Weds Manu’, on asked if he feels any pressure of giving hits, the filmmaker said, “I don’t take any kind of pressure as I just try to make films which give me a sense of satisfaction.” He further went on to say that the film will be liked by the audience.
Also, the director added that he chose to produce rather direct the venture and thereby gave way for direction to Mudassar Aziz. He further went on to say that the film will also release in Pakistan and that he would be happy if a one single moment from the film tries to improve India-Pak relations.
On being questioned that will Jimmy get married is any of his films, the producer said, “Let him wait for few more (Laughs).”
Moving on to Diana, she has been away from the silver screen for quite some time now. On being asked as to why she was away for such a long time, she said, “I was looking for a good role and I am happy to play ‘Happy Kaur’ in the flick.”
Talking about her role, Diana said that she plays a Punjabi fun loving girl and hopes that the audience loves her character. Also, Diana who is on her first visit to Lucknow, said that she would be exploring the city with the team.
Ali Zafar who too is part of the film, hails from Lucknow and is very excited to have signed a few Hollywood projects. He said that he would leave for his other ventures once ‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ hits the screens.
Apart from Ali, Actor Abhay Deol is also part of the venture and plays the role of Bilal Ahmed. Talking about his character, Abhay said that it has been beautifully written. He added that most of the film has been shot in Amritsar.
‘Happy Bhaag Jayegi’ will hit theaters on August 19.
With inputs from-Urvashi Singhal