16th May, 2014 marked the clash of two films starring some of India’s most anticipated newcomer debuts – Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi’s Grazing Goat Pictures’ second Hindi production FUGLY which has four film debuts including that of former Olympic boxer Vijender Singh and Anil Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marweh and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Nadiadwala Grandsons HEROPANTI starring Jackie Shroff’s son, Tiger Shroff.
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With both films being youth-centric and launching fresh pairings, faces and talent, Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi took the commendable decision to shift the release date of FUGLY to the 13th June 2014, so as to avoid splitting the audience share.
Ashvini Yardi says: ‘Akshay and I both share our individual friendship with Sajid and we took the joint decision to inform Sajid that we would shift our release date to 13th June 2014.”
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Adds he, ”Both our films are youth-oriented films and mark the launch of promising newcomers in our industry. It’s important to give both the films the chance they deserve and it wouldn’t be fair to divide the audience. Although the genres may be similar, their individual subject matters are very unique.’
Sajid, Ashvini and Akshay are long-standing friends and Akshay and Ashvini’s gesture to shift the release date of FUGLY will only cement their friendship.
FUGLY is a coming-of-age drama set in the by lanes of Delhi, and marks Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi’s second Hindi venture after the Blockbuster success of OMG – Oh My God! Produced under Akshay Kumar and Asjvini Yardi’s production banner Grazing Goat Pictures’ and directed by Kabir Sadanand, FUGLY is a story of four friends: Dev, Devi, Gaurav and Aditya and how this carefree bunch, at the threshold of their lives, get caught in a ‘Fugly’ incident, which sucks them slowly into the big bad world of corruption, politics and the real society in the capital.
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The entertainingly original FUGLY is whacky, kitsch and puts the best of friends through the most bizarre events of their life – the game is FUGLY!
The central characters are played magnificently by an ensemble of some of the freshest faces to emerge from India: Anil Kapoor’s nephew Mohit Marwah, Olympic medalist Boxer Vijender Singh, grandniece of Sayed Jaffery, Kiara Advani and Slumdog Millionaire actor Arfi Lamba will make their Bollywood debuts in the film.
The film also sees the fondly remembered ANJALI, from the 1998 blockbuster, KUCH KUCH HOTA HAI, Sana Saeed, in a special song and Jimmy Shergill who returns to the big screen after his stupendous performance in BULLETT RAJA. Akshay Kumar and Salman Khan also make a special appearance in the title-track of the film FUGLY, by Yo Yo Honey Singh.