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Bollywood is having fun with Desi-pun

Rustic comedies are the flavour of the season, with an Irrfan-Aditi Rao starrer joining the list.

bollywood Updated: Apr 04, 2012 01:41 IST
Minakshi Saini
Minakshi Saini
Hindustan Times

Actors Irrfan and Aditi Rao Hydari go desi to tickle your funny bone in a rustic comedy produced by Anjum Rizvi of A Wednesday fame. After a successful stint at the box office with their latest releases, Paan Singh Tomar and London Paris New York respectively, the two are looking forward to work with each other.

The romantic comedy is directed by Shivam Nair and has Lucknow as its backdrop. It will have very local dialogue to retain the flavour of the city throughout the film. Giving a brief insight into the storyline, Shivam says: “Irrfan plays a member of Saraswati Brass band that goes for weddings in Lucknow, and he keeps on checking out and wooing girls attending the wedding. People will see him in a light role after a long gap. I always had Irrfan in mind even while writing the script, and I am glad that he agreed.”

Why did he choose to cast the 45-year-old with Aditi, 33? “We were looking for a young girl to play a character of a street-smart girl. Aditi suits the character perfectly and I am happy that both of them agreed. I am sure they will look very good with each other. The pair would be one of the highlights of the film,” he says. The film is so far untitled, and is slated to go on the floor in June.

The actors are expected to go in for some training to understand the local language, accent and culture well before they start shooting for the film.

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First Published: Apr 03, 2012 18:45 IST