If trade insiders are to be believed, Bollywood is looking at surprise success in the form of PAYING GUESTS. A Subhash Ghai production that stars Shreyas Talpade, Ashish Chaudhary, Celina Jaitly, Neha Dhupia, Riya Sen, Sayali Bhagat, Vatsal Sheth, Javed Jaffrey and Johnny Lever in principal roles, the film's promotion has kick started even though there is still no clarity around the producers' strike situation. And those who have had a sneak peek at the film insist that PAYING GUESTS packs good enough punch which would have the audience rolling with laughter throughout its two hour duration.
Says a Bollywood insider who has watched the movie, ''It is one movie where there is something or other happening on the screen every second minute. In fact I was almost breathless mid-way into the movie because it was becoming increasingly difficult to control my non-stop laughter. It's one movie where you can clearly make out that the entire cast and crew would have had quite some fun during it's making as well.''
A few months back there were also talks about the film's title being changed to CHAAR YAAR but ultimately it was back to being PAYING GUESTS. The film is about four young, fun loving boys [Shreyas Talpade, Jaaved Jaffrey, Ashish Chowdhary and Vatsal Sheth] who are on lookout for a house. Ultimately they go through a series of innumerous comical hurdles in a bid to find that one roof that can tolerate and shelter their combined problems. This is where they meet this crazy landlord Ballu (Johnny Lever) who has only one condition for those who wish to be paying guests - They have to be couples!
Adds the insider, ''This may be first directorial outing of Paritosh Painter but the young man certainly knows what he is doing. Since he has also written the film, it has only benefited the film further. One can be rest assured that when PAYING GUESTS releases in this time of stress and recession, it would be a complete 'paisa vasool' for the audiences looking for some non-stop fun, humor and hungama!''