Hyderabad: Both film goers and critics have opined that the most-awaited film Jabardasth starring Siddharth and Samantha in leads shares a strikingly similar premise with Band Baaja Baaraat. But director Nandini Reddy denies copying the 2010 Bollywood flick starring Ranveer and Anushka. She says that her latest Telugu release is inspired by 23 flicks from various languages.
Talking to an English daily, Nandini Reddy says that she never thought of making Band Baaja Baaraat in Telugu. During the production of Jabardasth, she never felt any similarity. When asked about its wedding planning backdrop, the director says that Siddharth and Samantha play event managers in the movie. Whereas Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma appeared as wedding planners in the Hindi film.
Nandini Reddy further says that many Hollywood movies have set against the backdrop of wedding planning, but Band Baaja Baaraat is the only movie in Hindi to used. This is why all are thinking that it is a copy. The director adds that she chose this backdrop because she thought that it would add colour and vibrancy to the movie.
Meanwhile, Nandini Reddy revealed that she has taken inspiration from many movies to do Jabardasth. "You will find references to around 23 films in the movie. The climax with the dead body was inspired from Jane Bhi Do Yaaron. You will also see influences from a lot of Amitabh Bachchan movies like Yaarana and the style of filmmaking is very David Dhawan. But none of these references seem to have registered," Times of India quotes her as saying.