'Maan Gaye Mughal-E-Azam' !


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.