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It has been two years since Jimmy Sheirgill was last seen in a comedy. The film was Deepak Tijori directed Tom Dick And Harry which had gone on to earn quite some moolah at the box office. Though the film was panned by critics for it's double meaning dialogues, 'aam junta' lapped it up with glee along with Himesh Reshammiya's chartbuster soundtrack that made the entire nation go 'jhoom jhoom'.
Now Jimmy Sheirgill would be returning to comedy with Hastey Hastey. Though he had quite a few notable films in the interim period - Yun Hota To Kya Hota, Bas Ek Pal, Eklavya - The Royal Guard (all being dramas) and Dus Kahaniyaan, Strangers (thrillers), he didn't get to flex his facial muscles for laughing in front of the camera.
However, he would be doing a lot more of that more for Hastey Hastey. It would be after long that he would making a foray into light hearted cinema and he is looking forward to the response that the film earns from the audience.
"But let me warn you that by no means is Hastey Hastey remotely similar to Tom Dick And Harry", chuckles Jimmy, "It is set as a sweet romantic comedy with numerous emotional moments. Producers of the film have left no stones unturned to make it a lavish affair with something for an entire family to watch."
Adds Nisha Rawal, the debutant leading lady of the film, "Well, a comedy too can come in different flavors. There could be language comedies, sex comedies or even kid comedies. This way Hastey Hastey is a different kind of comedy. Though my character doesn't really do much comedy as my role is more on the romantic side, you have to see Rajpal Yadav to believe it. He gets the house down with his triple role act. It's a great show by him."
Talking more about the film, Jimmy reveals, "Hastey Hastey is a colorful, energetic and humorous depiction of how globalization and technology have made the world a really small place. I thoroughly enjoyed working on the film. In fact, I like Anu Malik's music here quite a lot. Though I am told that the title song and 'Bheegi Bheegi' are doing well with the audience, my personal favorite is Zubin Garg sung 'Almadad'. It has a good Sufi rock feel to it."
The film also sees the debut of Monishka who plays a character with negative shades. Hastey Hastey is directed by Tony (of Tito-Tony fame) and is all set for a 30th May release.