By Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
After winning accolades for his writing [dialogues] in PARTNER,
Sanjay Chhel is back to his first love -- direction. After making two films,
KHOOBSURAT and KYAA DIL NE KAHAA, Chhel is planning to direct
two films one after the other. The first, titled MAAN GAYE MUGHAL-E
-AZAM, is a comedy, while the second is titled PATEL – PUNJABI [it
was initially titled KHANNA – PATEL].
“MAAN GAYE MUGHAL-E-AZAM stresses on humour. It’s a
dhamaal film, but not a mindless entertainer. There’s a purpose for
everything that’s depicted on screen,” Chhel states, “It’s on the lines of
JAANE BHI DO YAARO… It revolves around a theatre group.” Chhel
has signed Paresh Rawal, Rahul Bose and Javed Jaffrey for principal roles,
while a few more names are under finalization. The Jains of Venus will
produce this film.
The second project, PATEL – PUNJABI, will revolve around two
characters – a Gujarati and a Punjabi. “Paresh Rawal and Mithun
Chakraborty have agreed in principle to act in the film,” Chhel divulges.
Percept Picture Company will produce this project.