By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Wednesday, July 12, 2006
Will Golmaal - Fun Unlimited go the Phir Hera Pheri way? "I loved the film [Golmaal]," Ajay Devgan, who essays the main lead in the film, tells me, "It's very, very funny." Golmaal is Rohit Shetty's second directorial venture, after the moderately successful Zameen [Ajay, Abhishek, Bipasha].
Was Rohit planning to play safe this time since comedy is the flavor of the season? "Apaharan was not a comedy. Rang De Basanti, Fanaa and Krrish weren't laughathons either. At the end of the day, a good film works," the talented director states, "Comedy films depend on the equation an actor and director share. The director should be capable of extracting what he wants."
Rohit has also experimented with Ajay's image. The actor is synonymous with serious roles and has rarely attempted comedies [Masti, Hum Kisise Kum Nahin, Ishq]. "We had decided to present him differently. In his last two films, Apaharan and Shikhar, his role had serious shades, but his role in Golmaal is a complete contrast," Rohit adds.