“Almost 38 per cent of Bollywood’s earnings come from Maharashtra. And the Marathi audience would love to see their regional stars in a comic caper like this,” says Ankush. “We spoke to Anees, who directed the original and also wrote the screenplay. He wanted the film to be as close to the Bollywood version as possible.” Have they managed to achieve that? “The essence of the film is the same, but we’ve added little Marathi touches. It’s a big-budget film and has been shot like a Bollywood movie.”
The cast also includes Marathi actors Bharat Jadhav (Anil Kapoor’s role), Aniket Vishwas Rao (Fardeen Khan’s role), Saie Tamhankar (Bipasha Basu’s role), Kranti Redkar (Lara Dutta Bhupathi’s role), Manava Naik (Celina Jaitley’s role) and Sai Lokur (Esha Deol’s role).