Sajid Khan may have brought back Ranjeet on the big screen with his HOUSEFULL 2 last year and made him play Papa Ranjeet. Though David Dhawan didn't take the same route for CHASHME BADDOOR, he did something similar by bringing back the memories of not just Ranjeet but even Sudhir.
'In one of the rip roaring sequences of the film, the characters played by Sidharth and Divyendu are required to enact the part of funny baddies. This is when it was impromptu decided that the duo would don the avatar of none less than Ranjeet and Sudhir. In the 70s, the duo was quite a team and appeared in many films where their villainy had an element of fun to it. While the sequence in CHASHME BADDOOR may come across as a spoof, in spirit it is nothing less than homage to the two actors,'' informs a source.
This is evidenced in the way Sidharth and Divyendu are shown donning yellow pants and curly hair no less. With an exaggerated accent on display, there is all the more fun on display.
Says Divyendu, 'This sequence is set in the climax of the film. Sudhir is my personal favourite actor and writers Sajid-Farhad conceptualised a real funny scene. I was dying to play a cult Hindi film character like this. Moreover with the costumes enhancing the overall feel of the scene, it was sheer fun to don the garb of quintessential Hindi film villains who have nothing but damage in mind.'
However there was no film in particular which was chosen as a reference point.
'Well, Ranjeet and Sudhir have displayed so much villainy in the past that there was no point picking and choosing,'' smiles Divyendu, 'All we had to do was get the spirit right; rest everything came with the flow.'