Filmmaker Samir Karnik’s Yamla Pagla Deewana will see father Dharmendra and son Bobby Deol as a conmen duo. The directors says preparations for the film have brought the father and son closer.
Earlier, Bobby used to be intimidated by his father in real life, Karnik said. “Not so any longer. Thanks to the preparation for my film, Bobby and Sunny (Deol, who also features in the film) have loosened up with their dad,” Karnik said.
While Bobby is paired with television actress Kulraj Randhawa, the leading lady for Sunny is yet to be finalised. The film went on floors this week.
“We release Yamala Pagla Deewana on December 24, Aamir Khan’s slot. This year he won’t have any release in the last week of December. So we’ve decided to release our film in that slot,” said Karnik.
The film’s title is inspired by the chartbuster song Main jat yamla pagla deewana from Dharmendra’s 1975 blockbuster, Pratiggya. Karnik, who intends to record a remix version of the Mohammad Rafi hit, has approached composers Nouman Javed (from Pakistan) and Rahul Seth to do so.