Encouraged by the current trend

Encouraged by the current trend

Actor Arshad Warsi says that when films like Kai Po Che and his latest film, Jolly LLB work, they open doors for film-makers who believe in creating such cinema, but are reluctant to do so.

“When people accept such films, it opens doors for good cinema. There are a lot of good film-makers who cannot make their films because they are into this kind of cinema,” the 44-year-old
says.

He goes on to add, “When films like Kai Po Che and Barfi! work — and if Jolly LLB also works — a lot of those writers, who write such movies, will be encouraged to come forward.     This is good cinema and should be made.”

Jolly LLB is a satire on the Indian judicial system and Arshad plays a lawyer in the film.

Meanwhile, Arshad explains that Jolly LLB director Subhash Kapoor had initially approached him for the film — even before he took the script to super star Shah Rukh Khan — and then returned to him. “Subhash had thought about this a long time back and he wanted to cast me in it even then. But I couldn’t meet him because of some problem due to my secretary and then he went to Shah Rukh.

But there was some date issue and he came back to me, I heard the story, loved it and said yes,” Arshad recalls. Jolly LLB, which released on March 15, also features Boman Irani and Amrita Rao.

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