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Percept Pictures’ New Comedy Goes on Floors

Shailendra Singh, joint managing director for Percept Pictures; Nana Patekar; director Priyadarshan and Shreyas Talpade.
  • MUMBAI, India

    It was a serene atmosphere on the sets of Percept Pictures’ latest comic caper, directed by Priyadarshan. 

    Shailendra Singh and director Priyadarshan seemed at ease, sitting in a sugarcane field in Wai (an increasingly favorite location in India with its proximity to Mumbai — about four hours) with its placid surroundings with a river, discussing the scene with Nana Patekar and Shreyas Talpade.
    Said Singh, “We wanted to look beyond the star culture, to look at a league of extraordinary gentlemen, extraordinary actors, who would bring their own flavor and add value to the script. Coordinating their dates was no easy task.”
    The film stars Patekar, Paresh Rawal, Om Puri, Rajpal Yadav, Talpade, Asrani and Shakti Kapoor.
    Patekar is excited to be part of a Priyan [Priyadarshan] film. “We had planned so many films, but it feels good to know when one film happens. More than anything else, I love to act and leave the rest to my director,” Patekar said in a statement.
    Priyan added, “I am looking forward to my cast’s combined histrionics creating celluloid magic.
    Asked who would play the romantic lead opposite Patekar, Priyadarshan quipped, “The only person Nana can be romantic in this film is me. He is a director’s actor. He doesn’t need a woman.” 
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