May 3, 2010 12:40:57 PM IST Abid, Bollywood Trade News Network
AKSHAY KUMAR and PRIYADARSHAN
It was almost a year back that we broke the news about Akshay Kumar and Priyadarshan planning to shoot a quickie titled KHATTA MEETHA, in a single shooting schedule of 50 days. And like all the films that Akshay and Priyadrashan have worked in previously (enjoying a cent per cent success record), we thought that KHATTA MEETHA was another mad cap comedy that will have the audience rolling down the aisle with laughter. However, this may come across as a shock for the countless fans of the Akki-Priyan brand of situational humour but it is true that KHATTA MEETHA is not a comedy!
It appears that Priyadrashan has suddenly got tired of comedies and is now focusing attention on serious subjects. His next few films, Kumar Mangat's AAKROSH, Darsheel Safary's BUMM BUMM BOLE and Akshay Kumar's KHATTA MEETHA are serious films. While AAKROSH deals with honour killings, BUMM BUMM BOLE is about sibling bonding, KHATTA MEETHA is a satire about the PWD/municipality mafia.
We can only hope that this will be an Akki-Priyan satirical venture that will provide at least some comic relief with a positive message the likes of which Shyam Benegal makes!