DINESH VIJAN experiments with a different genre!

Your new film ‘Arjun Patiala’ seems to be a ‘different film’. ?
Yes. We have tried to make a spoofy comedy in which the comedy is situational and the jokes are on the characters themselves rather than
making the fun of others. It’s a very different kind of a comedy but the audiences will be laughing through out. You seem to have a penchant for different genres.Yes. But it’s not deliberate on my part. Different directors and different writers approach me with different ideas and these ideas if I like I produce them and generally they hit the bulls eye. Like I started with rom- coms like Cocktail and then I moved on to horror- comedies like ‘Stree’ and zombie kind of a comedy with ‘Go Goa Gone’. And even Andhadhun or Badlapur for that matter.
How casting was done for the ‘Arjun Patiala’?
We couldn’t visualize any other star than Diljit t Dosanjh for the lead role and Kriti Sanon who has worked earlier with me in Lukka Chhupi and Raabta was a good choice for the part of a crime reporter and Varun Sharma is a good comic actor to play the role of Arjun Patiala’s sidekick, bumbling and called funnily as Onida. It’s the best cast we could have had.
You seem to repeat your directors and stars.?
Why not. Its always better to keep a good thing going and if the working relationship is good then things get better to make a good film and if I share a good equation with a star or a director, it’s better for me and my film.
When will you be directing a film ?
I feel I am doing very well as a producer and having lots of responsibility toward that and I feel direction is a full time job and more creative, one can do one film at a time but currently I have more films on floor, so it’s not a proper time for me to think about direction at this moment for me it’s better to be a producer only.
Which are your other films in pipeline ?
We have couple of films under production, which are in different stages like ‘English Medium’ this film s shooting is complete is with Irrfan Khan, Kareena Kapoor khan is directed by Homi Adjania, then there is film titled “Rooh Aafza “ with director Harrdik Mehta, a comedy and Bala ,and Imtiaz Ali’’s next and Shiddat. Also Laxman Uttekar’s next will start soon.

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