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Wednesday, December 20, 2006
He was hilarious in Chup Chup Ke. He also made you laugh in Phir Hera Pheri. And now, Rajpal Yadav will be seen again in Priyadarshan's upcoming film Bhagam Bhag. The actor who is quite boisterous onscreen is quite soft-spoken off screen. Here he speaks about his upcoming film Bhagam Bhag.
Can you tell us what the film Bhagam Bhag is all about?
Since the film is about to release now, I would not like to talk much about the story of Bhagam Bhag. But from the title itself, you must've got an idea that the film is a comedy. The film is hilarious and very entertaining. And one thing that I can surely say is that people who come for this movie spending their precious time and money will surely be entertained watching this film.
What is your role in the film?
I play the role of a taxi driver in the film. The taxi driver has his own life, his own thoughts and how he comes across Akshay Kumar, Govinda and Paresh Rawal and others forms the different twists and turns in the film.
How was the experience of working with Akshay Kumar, Govinda and Paresh Rawal?
The experience was very nice. In fact, the interaction that I had with all the senior artists like Akshayji, Govindaji, Pareshji Asraniji, Lara Dutta, Arbaaz Khanji, Manoj Joshiji, Sharad Saxenaji and all the others who have been brought together for this film, helped me learn a lot about acting. The communication with them taught me a lot. And yes of course, I got to run a lot in this film.
How was it working with Priyadarshan, since you have been a part of most of his films lately?
Yes, I have done some films with him in the past and I am also doing a couple of films with him in the future. I consider myself very lucky that a great filmmaker like Priyadarshan considers of casting me in his projects. He pampers me a lot as an actor and I respect him equally. I don't know how much he enjoys working with me but I have great fun working under him.
What sets Priyadarshan apart from other film directors?
Priyanji's thoughts are very clear. All the confusions and clashes that are shown between the characters of his film or even the situations are very well worked out by Priyanji. There is no confusion about it in his mind. The way he designs these confusions in the plot is worth millions of praises.
Since the film is a comedy with so many actors, how was the situation on the sets?
Oh, shooting was great fun. In fact, during the shooting of the scenes, the helter-skelter and chaos that used to happen was itself so funny. We used to enjoy that a lot.
Govinda is making his comeback with this film. What do you have to say about him? Do you think he will strike back with this film?
I don't think that even 25% of the energy, talent and enthusiasm that Govinda bhai has in him has been utilized in his past innings. He is a treasure of talent and the more you try to get out of him, the better he will get. And I am sure that this new inning that he has started since 2007 will be of a very high quality and very classy since his experience from the past is also with him and he will use it very well.
How is the music of the film? Which is your favourite song?
Signal Pyaar ka Signal! The music of the film is very nice and it goes well with the situations in the film.
What other films are you doing?
I am doing about 10-11 films in 2007, out of which about 5 films will show me in lead role and others in supporting roles.
How was the experience of working with the producers of the film?
I am very happy with the producers. The manner in which Shree Ashtavinayak Cinevision Ltd has supported Priyadarshan has allowed him to make the film the way he wanted to. I feel Ashtavinayak did complete justice to the film Bhagam Bhag. No one else could have been a better producer of the film.
What are your expectations from Bhagam Bhag?
Enjoy, Laugh and return home happy. Bhagam Bhag is a complete family entertainer, so everyone will have fun.