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Delighted that our one-lines get applause: Sajid-Farhad

If the Hinglish of Ajay Devgn in Bol Bachchan or the crocodile biting John Abraham in Housefull 2 could tickle the funny bone of the audience, then that's the USP of brothers Sajid and Farhad Samji, who have become Bollywood's bankable movie writers.

bollywood Updated: Aug 13, 2012 17:15 IST
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If the Hinglish of Ajay Devgn in Bol Bachchan or the crocodile biting John Abraham in Housefull 2 could tickle the funny bone of the audience, then that's the USP of brothers Sajid and Farhad Samji, who have become Bollywood's bankable movie writers.

The goofy lines in films like Bol Bachchan, Housefull 2, Ready, Golmaal Returns, Golmaal 3 may not sound logical, but Sajid and Farhad are happy that they have been appreciated by the audience.

"We are happy with the reception that we have got from the industry. To see our punch lines getting the applause...one-liners getting whistles from masses is a great thing. We are delighted we have reached here. We hope to receive the love and affection that writers Salim-Javed got," the duo told PTI.

"People used to go to watch films that were written by Salim-Javed. We hope it happens with us as well," they said.

For the duo, it all started towards the end of 80s when the Mumbai-based Samji family moved to Bangalore. There Farhad's knack of writing parodies and songs won him praise from family and friends.

In 1999, both the brothers set off for Bollywood and decided to team up and write lyrics. For this, they returned to Mumbai.

Their struggle began as they tried to find a foothold in B-town. The duo used to carry a plastic bucket and sticks to give instant demos of their songs to directors or actors with bucket-drumming.

"We wrote all sorts of songs, only the tapori ones were appreciated," Sajid said.

Their meeting with Salman Khan earned them their first break, who fixed up a meeting with director David Dhawan.

In 2002, the duo got their first break in David's film Hum Kisise Kum Nahin with song Munna Mobile Pappu Pager.

Their next big break came in the form of Raju Hirani's 'Munnabhai MBBS' in which Farhad co-wrote the song M Bole To with Rahat Indori.

Their major writing assignment came when Ram Gopal Verma offered them to write the screenplay and dialogues for Mohit Ahlawat-starrer Shiva (2006). "This was our first writing assignment and since then there was no looking back," Farhad said.