Sidharth Malhotra’s character preparation for JABARIYA JODI included references and meetings with the head of the groom kidnapping business, Surender Yadav. JABARIYA JODI is based on the concept of ‘Pakadua Shaadi’, wherein men are being kidnapped, captured randomly from a number of districts and then married to brides at gunpoint, in the state of Bihar. The whole idea started when a poverty-ridden state like Bihar and UP had families where the grooms were demanding high dowries and refusing to get married without taking money.
Speculations are rife that while preparing for his role in the upcoming entertainment JABARIYA JODI, Sidharth Malhotra had been introduced to the leader of the pack of men who are in the groom kidnapping business in Bihar, the concept on which the film is based.
The film is inspired from true events and the characters in the film had to be done with exact precision, for which Sidharth had to observe the lifestyle and the mannerisms of men who are actually in the business of kidnapping men, and selling them to the families of the bride.
According to the sources, Sidharth Malhotra met many people from Bihar who are in the business of kidnapping grooms.
The film is shot at real locations in Uttar Pradesh to give the right flavor. Interestingly, both the writers of the film, Sanjeev K Jha and Prashant Singh belong to the same state so they took to fact and fictionalized the story, keeping it as real as possible.
JABARIYA JODI also stars Parineeti Chopra alongside Sidharth. The film also features varied powerhouses of talent such as Aparshakti Khurana, Sanjay Mishra, Neeraj Sood, Gopal Dutt, Jaaved Jaaferi, and Chandan Roy Sanyal. With a stellar cast, the movie is set to take over as a new love saga.
Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, and Shailesh R Singh, JABARIYA JODI releases on August 2, 2019.