It rarely happens that a supposed on-screen romantic pairing could cause break up in the real life. Well, it actually has. AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI when it would be releasing could bring down the curtains on romance of Ranbir Kapoor and Deepika Padukone if grapevine is to be believed, and the supposed cause Katrina Kaif. Katrina Kaif is playing the role of a girl who is madly in love with the idea of love in AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI, and Ranbir Kapoor is the lead actor who wants to spread happiness all around. Or could it be a marketing gimmick to market this love story?
Right from the time when Raj Kumar Santoshi made his debut as a director of Hindi films, romance is an aspect which he has not given a justifiable treatment though he has given a flash of brilliance in its execution whenever he has handled the subject in bits and pieces throughout his various films. Incidentally, Santoshi's ANDAZ APNA APNA is one of the laugh riots romantic comedy ever produced in the world of Hindi cinema. It was Raj Kumar Santoshi as a matter of fact who had given a new lease of life to acting career for Ranbir Kapoor's father Rishi Kapoor when he directed him in DAMINI, and could he create the same magic for Ranbir Kapoor as well?
Could the audience then have an encore of ANDAZ APNA APNA? After all, AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI is an admixture of romance and comedy. For Katrina Kaif it would indeed be an opportunity to unravel for her fans the timing of comedy that she has shown she is naturally endowed with, through her earlier films. Comedy has been a flavour that has delivered results at the box office most of the times and it is after a long time that a young lead pair is being given the opportunity to create another laugh riot.
AJAB PREM KI GHAZAB KAHANI also marks return of Jagdeep to Hindi cinema after a long time. Flair for comedy has been a trait with which the Kapoor family has been blessed with, and the onus has now fallen upon Ranbir Kapoor to continue the glorious tradition established by his grandfather Raj Kapoor. Well coming Friday would indeed give the verdict on this aspect.