August 27, 2010 04:47:52 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
This has to be one of the most eyebrow raising pair of the year. Madhur Bhandarkar has paired a 20 something Shazahn Padamsee opposite a 40 something Ajay Devgn in his romantic comedy DIL TOH BACHCHA HAI JI. Though something like this was not just acceptable but even a norm in the 70s and the 80s when heroes would romance girls half their age, in today's era this is unheard of. One wonders whether the girl in picture, Shazahn, too feels that this is a little unconvincing since she is practically half the age of Ajay.
"Listen, now-a-days films are so very different. So many things are happening. Look at PAA; they made Amit sir a kid". Gone are the days when quintessential love stories with a young boy and young girl were made with parental objection as the focus of attention", Shazahn rattles down a few examples here.
"Could anyone have imagined Aamir Khan playing a college student in 3 IDIOTS? How many would have thought that Ranbir and Konkona would look convincing as a pair in WAKE UP SID? We need to stop thinking in a box. If Hindi cinema has to be taken internationally, you have to be different. After all boring is so boring", she makes a point here.
Though Shazahn has shot for the film only for a few days so far, she is already sounding way too pleased about the big film that she has in her hands now.
"This is definitely going to be a very interesting film. Also, I can promise that this time around you are going to see a lot more of me", winks Shazahn, "This is a very urban commercial film with songs and dances. In fact I am also learning salsa for the film since there are two such sequences where I need to perform. Also, the dialogues are so good that I can't stop laughing even when I am reading them on the sets. The film has been written brilliantly. I have got so many things about DIL TOH.... in my head that I wish I could reveal but then I would want to hold them till the film's release."
Well, we will wait for January 2011 to arrive when the film is slated for release.