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
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.