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Madhur Bhandarkar to follow Hrishikesh Mukherjee

May 25, 2010 12:35:06 PM IST
Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Trade News Network
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It was exactly two years back when Amitabh Bachchan had gone on record to state that Madhur Bhandarkar was the new age Hrishikesh Mukherjee. This was after the film maker had won yet another National Award for TRAFFIC SIGNAL. Circa 2010 and Bhandarkar is looking forward to walk the same path which was treaded by the veteran film maker in the 70s and 80s. For his soon to go on floors DIL TO BACHCHA HAI JI, Bhandarkar is all set to follow Hrishikesh Mukherjee route.

'It is a huge honor to be even talked in the same breath as the filmmaker who has made close to 50 movies. I can challenge that there won't be a single Indian who wouldn't have seen a Hrishikesh Mukherjee film. With DIL TO BACHCHA HAI JI I am looking at doing something very different from my earlier work. This would be a light hearted affair while bringing to fore slice of life', says Bhandarkar who has finalized an unusual cast for the film.

CHECK OUT: Madhur Bhandarkar in comic mood 

DIL TO BACHCHA HAI JI would feature Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Omi Vaidya ('Chatur' of 3 IDIOTS fame). However, Bhandarkar refuses to call the film as an out and out comedy.

'Were Hrishikesh Mukherjee films comedies', questions Bhandarkar, 'I have grown on his films. ANARI, ANUPAMA, SATYAKAM, GUDDI, ANAND, BAWARCHI, NAMAK HARAM and GOLMAAL - just look at the kind of films he has made over the years. There are so many genres that he touched upon; the list is endless. Though many of them were real light hearted affairs, all of them had a slice of life element to them. They were all character based films and same would the case be with DIL TO BACHCHA HAI JI.'


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