December 31, 2011 04:39:33 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
One of the oldest production houses helmed by Sagars, a once influential filmmaking family in Bollywood that was headed by Ramanand Sagar (mythological TV serial makers), is going through a revival process. Though their last film (war film 1971) was made way back in 2007, the family members at Sagars have now decided to give another shot at filmmaking. While the film also acts as a launch-pad of Sagar scion Aakash, it would also feature Arshad Warsi as an established co-star to help add weight to the project.
"Yes, Sagars are making a comeback of sorts with this film which has been titled HAI RABBA MAIN KYA KAROON. It would be pretty much a family affair since it would be directed by Amrit Sagar (who had directed 1971) and feature Aakash Sagar as the leading man. The film has been designed as a feel good affair with Arshad Warsi being roped in to add on to the entertainment quotient," informs our source.
Arshad, who has basically picking and choosing projects quite carefully with a hat trick of successes under his belt (DOUBLE DHAMAAL, GOLMAAL 3 and ISHQIYA), has not just given a nod of approval to the film but also shot for substantial portion in the recently concluded schedule at a Delhi farmhouse. Also, though one would have expected that this would be yet another instance of Arshad playing a cameo or doing an extended guest appearance as a favour to a filmmaker (case in point being F.A.L.T.U.), this isn't really the case in HAI RABBA MAIN KYA KAROON where he is actually spear heading the case in a major role. CHECK OUT: Vivek, Arshad pull a prank on co-star Charmee
"Arshad doesn't want to do films only for emotional reasons. Yes, he wanted to help out Sagars since he knows them for quite some time. However, he stepped into the film only after he was sure of the script and his role. HAI RABBA MAIN KYA KAROON is meant to be a celebratory affair set in Delhi with quintessential ingredients of 'shaadi byaah', 'mauj masti' and 'naach gaana' in it. Arshad has really enjoyed whatever portions have been shot so far," informs a friend of Arshad.
While a new girl is being launched opposite Aakash, Arshad's leading lady in the film would be Ria Sen. When contacted, Arshad confirmed doing HAI RABBA MAIN KYA KAROON and the fact that he plays a parallel lead in the film.