'I'm happy I've finally made a comedy'

Shifting Territories

'I'm happy I've finally made a comedy'

Talented:  Madhur Bhandarkar

“While we were making Chandni Bar, Tabu told me, ‘why don’t you make a comedy?’ It took me 10 years to finally implement that. But I’m happy that finally I have made it,” Bhandarkar told reporters.

“This is the other side of me because I have a good sense of humour. People who know me closely, know that I’m  very humourous and an extrovert.”

The director unveiled the first look of Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji last week. The film stars Ajay Devgan, Emraan Hashmi, Omi Vaidya, Shruti Hassan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shraddha Das. Co-produced by Bhandarkar and Kumar Mangat Pathak, the romantic comedy is about three men and their encounters with love. It is slated to hit screens on January 28.

“This is the first time I’m making a romantic comedy and I hope as people loved my earlier films, they accept this movie too,” said the 42-year-old.

“My cinema has always been hard-hitting and real. This is a comedy but everyone will be able to relate to the subject. For the first time, my film is not inspired by any newspaper clippings or real-life incidents. This story is fictional but can be anyone’s story. It has a good blend of humour and realism,” he added.

Bhandarkar moved to comedy because he doesn’t want to to be typecast. “As a filmmaker, I should make all kinds of films. I should not get typecast. The problem is that when I make serious cinema, people say that Madhur only makes realistic, issue-based cinema.”

“Now when I'm trying to make something different, people are saying Madhur should stick to what he does best. But I wanted to try something new, so I have just attempted something different,” he said.

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