Awarded the Padma Bhushan in 2003, Naseeruddin Shah had been planning to venture into film direction and it has finally happened in the shape of YUN HOTA TOH KYA HOTA. Shabbir Boxwala, who earlier produced DIL KA RISHTA with Arjun Rampal and Aishwarya Rai, is producing the film under the banner of CAT Films. The film is scripted by Uttam Gada.
YUN HOTA TOH KYA HOTA is said to have four stories converging in the end and has loads of comedy, thrills and love. There are about 20 characters with Ayesha Takia providing the glamorous love angle, while Konkona provides the social angle. Irrfan and Karan play brothers. The film is shot in Mumbai and New York
Four people- Tilottima, Salim, Rahul and Rajubhai from four disparate worlds of dissimilar backgrounds.
The runaway bride
Tilottima Punj (Konkona Sensharma) is on top of the world because she's married Hemant (Jimmy Sheirgill), who she met and loved through the Net. In spite of their sizzling chemistry, their honeymoon is cut short because he has to return to his job in the US. Now Tilottima will do what it takes - fight with ma-in-law, lie to the immigration officer - just to wing her way back into her husband's arms.
The fugitive stockbroker
Salim Rajabali (Irrfan Khan) is the stockbroker son of a Godmother. He's besotted by the much older but sensuous Namrata (Suhasini Mulay). Even as he involuntarily gets involved in a killing, he discovers that she has been cheating on him. Before the shattered man can gather his wits, his mother (Saroj Khan) forces him to pack his bags and flee the country before he's implicated further.
The excited student
Rahul Bhide (Ankur Khanna) is a brilliant but poor student who's already got admission into a prestigious university abroad. But he's hardly excited, nor appears to be too keen on going because of a lack of funds and an incapacitated father. Almost overnight, almost magically, all his problems get sorted out and he finds himself flying out to a brighter future.
The uncomplicated showman
Rajubhai Patel (Paresh Rawal) is a small time organizer of foreign shows. To be a part of his show will cost an aspiring dancer/singer a few cool lakhs. But nobody is complaining, least of all, Rajubhai. Till old flame Tara (Ratna Pathak Shah) has to mortgage her house to pay him the money to take her only daughter into his show. And so the seasoned and hardened Rajubhai finds himself fathering a wide-eyed, innocent girl on her first trip abroad.
Four people with distinct hopes and diverse motives...
Yet their lives are entwined...
For fate has randomly selected them to play their assigned roles in one of the most horrific events of recent times...
Where one fell stroke, one chilling moment will alter destinies, shatter lives and affect generations and four lives will change forever.