Rajpal Yadav and Shilpa Shetty star in Hungama 2 but they are not paired opposite each other.
Rajpal Yadav and Shilpa Shetty star in Hungama 2 but they are not paired opposite each other.

Rajpal Yadav on idea of him being paired with Shilpa Shetty in Hungama 2: ‘Hungama khada ho jaata’

  • Rajpal Yadav was presented with the idea of being paired romantically with Shilpa Shetty in Hungama 2 and he immediately shut it down.
PUBLISHED ON JUL 17, 2021 09:03 AM IST

Rajpal Yadav, known for his comic roles, shut down the idea of him being cast opposite Shilpa Shetty in Hungama 2. Shilpa has been paired with Paresh Rawal in the film, which also features Rajpal, Meezaan and Pranitha Subhash.

In an interview, Rajpal Yadav was asked if he thought about being romantically paired with Shilpa Shetty in Hungama 2. However, he said that director Priyadarshan made the right casting choice.

Speaking to radio host Siddharth Kannan, Rajpal said, “Phir Hungama 2 nahi banta, hungama khada ho jaata. Main bohot dhanyavaad deta hoon ki jahaan pe Shilpa ji ko Priyan ji ne rakha hai na, woh kateyi sarvasresht sthaan hai. Agar Rajpal ko rakh dete toh Rajpal jo hungama karne aate, woh hungama nahi kar paate (Then Hungama 2 would not be made, it would cause an uproar. I am very thankful about whom Priyadarshan cast alongside Shilpa, it is the best thing to do. If I was cast, I would not be able to do justice).”

Rajpal played a supporting role in the original Hungama, which starred Aftab Shivdasani, Akshaye Khanna, Rimi Sen and Paresh Rawal in the lead roles. Hungama 2 is a follow-up to the 2003 film.

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Earlier, in an interview with Eastern Eye, Priyadarshan said that Hungama 2 will not begin where Hungama ended. “It will be a fresh story. We decided to title the new comedy Hungama 2 because the mood of masti, mischief and hungama remain unchanged,” he said.

Hungama 2 marks Shilpa’s acting comeback after more than a decade. She has also recreated her iconic song, Chura Dil Ke Mera, for the film. While the film was originally set for a theatrical release, the makers changed tack due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The film will now be out directly on Disney+ Hotstar on July 23.

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