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Entertainment is an upcoming Bollywood slapstick comedy film starring Akshay Kumar in the lead and is directed by débutante duo Sajid-Farhad. The film also stars south siren Tamannaah Bhatia and is produced by none other than Ramesh S. Taurani of Tips Industries Ltd. Entertainment is going to release on 8 August 2014, that is tomorrow and here are some exclusive fun facts about the movie that you were totally not aware of.
For those of you who are wondering which movie I am talking, this is the same movie that was earlier titled It's Entertainment. The makers of the movie first wanted the title to be Entertainment but after they came to know Amol Gupte has already registered a title of this name, they added "it's"to it. Later as goodwill gesture Gupte gave them a go ahead and "it's" was dropped from the title. The director duo Sajid-Farhad are actually famous writers of Bollywood. Their last 5 movies has entered the 100 crore club and the duo is now stepping into the directors hatchet with Entertainment starring Akshay Kumar and Tamannah.
It so happened that while narrating the story to Akshay Kumar, the actor was so impressed that he suggested the writers only to direct the movie and the very same instant the writer duo too reacted saying if you are going to act then we too will direct. This is how the movie started and within days the entire star cast was decided and now the film is even going to release tomorrow.
The movie is said to be based on a real life incident, a few years back a Parsi man in Mumbai had his assets named after his dog. Sajid-Farhad had read about the incident and decided to weave story around it. Similarly there are many fun and interesting facts about the movie that I am going to reveal now.
Here are some fun instances that happened while shooting and some facts that you are unaware of.
The dog's name is Junior who was chosen among 500 other dogs who had auditioned for the role.
Dog Had Stunt Double
The dog had 6 duplicates while Akshay Kumar had no stunt double. Akshay Kumar himself is an ardent dog lover and so owns three dogs at his home.
Dog Had Designer Outfits
The dog wore designer outfits in the film. Apparently when Ramesh Taurani, the producer of the film was informed about the actors' outfits, he would ask them to cut down or change but when it came to the dog's outfit, he didn't question once and always provided designer outfits for him.
Fight Scene With Dogs
There is a fight scene between Akshay and the dogs, this scene was shot for over 6 days and involved more than 200 dogs. Akshay Kumar said that this is the funniest film he has ever done and he even gave guarantee that the film would entertain one and all.
Junior Before Akshay
Akshay has requested the makers to put Junior's name first in the opening credits of the movie.
The film has a marriage scene for the dogs; it had about 72 dogs dressed as baratis.
Sajid-Farad, the duo who is directing this movie have worked on a lot of prestigious projects before this. Their work as writers include the films Shiva, Sunday, Double Dhamaal, Golmaal Returns, All The Best: Fun Begins, Housefull 2, Ready, Golmaal 3, Singham, Bol Bachchan, Chashme Baddoor, Himmatwala, Chennai Express, It's Entertainment, Singham Returns.
Salman Khan Offered Their First Job
Salman Khan was the first person to give Sajid-Farad the break in Bollywood for his movie. Salman Khan first heard their songs and recommended them to David Dhawan and he roped them in for Hum Kisise Se Kum Nahin. Sajid-Farhad first tasted success as lyricists with M Bole Toh from Munnabhai MBBS.
Last Shot Of The Movie
Last shot of the film was actually the photoshoot for the poster of the film after which Akshay had to catch a flight but the actor was in for a surprise when Junior started licking his face and this candid snap is what was used for the poster of the movie. It was totally unplanned.
Partiality On The Sets For Akshay
Junior, the dog had a 3 hour shift of shooting each day while Akshay worked for 8 hours shift.
Dog's Own Vanity Van
The dog too had a vanity van and it used to always be parked right next to Akshay Kumar's vanity van.
Apart from actors like Mithun Chakraborty, Johnny Lever, Prakash Raj and Sonu Sodain supporting roles, Riteish Deshmukh will be seen doing a cameo in the film.