“Perhaps They Thought I am Outdated”

Director Priyadarshan Reveals Kartik Aaryan And Ayushmann Khurrana Rejected Hungama 2: 'Maybe They Thought I'm Outdated'

“All of them refused to do the movie,” stated the director.


  • Filmmaker Priyadarshan opened up about approaching actor for Hungama 2
  • “I did not go instantly to fulfill them,” he stated
  • “They appeared disinterested,” he added

New Delhi:

Veteran filmmaker Priyadarshan says he had initially approached large names like Ayushmann Khurrana and Kartik Aaryan for the sequel of his 2003 comedy Hungama, however none of them confirmed curiosity within the venture, reported information company PTI. The Nationwide Award-winning filmmaker, who roped in one-film-old Meezaan Jaffery to star in Hungama 2, believes standard stars should have thought he’s an “outdated” director. “I did not go instantly to fulfill them however my idea was narrated to quite a lot of actors like Ayushmann Khurrana, Kartik Aaryan and Siddharth Malhotra. All of them refused to do the movie (Hungama 2). Now, I’m working with Meezaan. All of them refused as a result of perhaps they thought I’m an outdated director, as a result of I used to be out of the Hindi movie business for 5 years,” Priyadarshan informed PTI.

In a profession spanning over three many years, Priyadarshan has directed greater than 95 movies in numerous Indian languages, together with Malayalam, Hindi, Tamil and Telugu. He’s finest identified for his movies within the south comparable to Kanchivaram, Kaalapani, Oppam, Thenmavin Kombath, whereas a few of his most notable films in Hindi embody Virasat, Hera Pheri, Hungama, Hulchul, Chup Chup Ke, Bhool Bhulaiyaa amongst others.

The director stated he prefers working with actors who imagine in his conviction. “They appeared disinterested. They do not inform it to you in your face. I do not wish to beg to actors and (I) favor to work with any individual who believes in me,” he stated.

“Many occasions whenever you request an actor to do a movie, they present respect to you, give you espresso and properly they’ll keep away from you, as a result of perhaps they do not belief you,” he added.

Priyadarshan stated he’s proud of the way in which Hungama 2 has formed up to date. He stated each the unique and sequel have a typical theme – confusion. “It’s a movie of whole misunderstanding. The outdated movie is about misunderstanding and confusion and similar is the case with Hungama 2 however the story is totally different,” he stated.

The 2003 authentic movie featured Paresh Rawal, Shoma Anand, Akshaye Khanna, Aftab Shivdasani, and Rimi Sen in lead roles. The second half options Rawal, alongside a brand new solid, which incorporates Meezaan, Shilpa Shetty and south actor Pranitha Subhash. The director stated he’s completely satisfied to have collaborated with them for the movie.

Priyadarshan stated as a result of coronavirus pandemic the shoot of the movie has acquired affected. “We had 12 extra days of shoot left. We have been to shoot in Kullu-Manali, there was one track and some scenes left. Nearly 80 p.c of the movie is full. We might have completed the movie by now if not for coronavirus. I loved doing the movie, I’m proud of it. I hope when folks see it, they prefer it too,” he stated.

Hungama 2, produced by Ratan Jain, is scheduled to be launched in August.

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