Friday, May 30, 2008

Priyan explains why he chose Akshaye for MBPA

Priyadarshan is continuing to churn out films at a standard frequency of one film every six months. Fresh after the super success of his biggest money spinner ever, BHOOL BHULAIYAA, he is now gearing up for his next release MERE BAAP PEHLE AAP.

Priyadarshan's movies are noted for their rich exotic visuals, songs and slapstick humour. As he is always known to deliver good quality comic fares, people are now eagerly awaiting to know what this ace director has to offer this time around with MBPA. When we asked about MBPA, Priyan threw some light saying, "It's a family entertainer, like all my other films there is good humour in this film too. The plot is very unique & pretty interesting for the very reason being that it has been set as a clean family entertainer which explores the relationship between a son who wants his widower father to remarry. My earlier films like HERA PHERI, GARAM MASALA, etc were more on slap stick humour but here I am trying to narrate a sweet story with the touch of humour. Something similar on the lines of my first film MUSKURAHAT.

Though Priyan has worked with various talents from Anil to Shahid Kapoor but he shares altogether a different equation with Akshay Kumar, Paresh Rawal, Akshaye Khanna. Admits Priyan, when asked why he chose Akshaye Khanna for MBPA, "I have worked with him in 3 films out of which both HUNGAMA & HULCHUL were box office success. And moreover my comfort level with Akshaye is pretty good and because of that I speak freely with him. Apart from that everyone knows he is one of the finest actors in Bollywood today. There is kind of sweetness in him, his smile, and the kind of body language he enacts made me choose Akshaye."

And about Paresh Rawal he says, "With Paresh, I have shown what best I could do with him and what best he could do with me - I don't think we both have done anything better with any others." He further adds, "Moreover, in humor oriented films - timing, chemistry, dialogue delivery, gaps between the actions all those things are very interactive, and so every actor has to be complimenting the other actor while performing so that the humour has to grow in the film and that is why I prefer both Akshaye and Paresh who have good timing for humour and it works really well and actually I think it has done its best in this film."

Apart from Akshaye Khanna and Paresh Rawal, the film has Om Puri in an interesting role of a flirtatious old man and Genelia D'Souza is obviously Akshaye's love interest.


This is good but have you noticed that there are a spate of articles out there which give equal billing to both Akshaye and Paresh as stars of the movie. Paresh is a good actor but to equate him with Akshaye as a star, especially after Race, is kinda mind-boggling. I don't think they'd have tried this with any other star.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Nice to hear about Akshaye Khanna from Priyandarsan!

Anonymous said...

I'm yearning to watch Akshay Kumar and Akshaye Khanna together onscreen in Priyan's film!! When will this onscreen jodi happen?

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