By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Wednesday, August 01, 2007
After winning accolades for his writing [dialogues] in
Partner, Sanjay Chhel is back to his first love --
direction. After making two films, Khoobsurat and Kyaa
Dil Ne Kahaa, Chhel is planning to direct two films one after
the other. The first, titled Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam, is a
comedy, while the second is titled Patel - Punjabi [it was
initially titled Khanna - Patel].
"Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam stresses on humour. It's a
dhamaal film, but not a mindless entertainer. There's a purpose for
everything that's depicted on screen," Chhel states, "It's on the
lines of Jaane Bhi Do Yaaro... It revolves around a
theatre group." Chhel has signed Paresh Rawal, Rahul Bose and Javed
Jaffrey for principal roles, while a few more names are under
finalization. The Jains of Venus will produce this film.
project, Patel - Punjabi, will revolve around two
characters - a Gujarati and a Punjabi. "Paresh Rawal and Mithun
Chakraborty have agreed in principle to act in the film," Chhel
divulges. Percept Picture Company will produce this project.