Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur re-titled as Welcome To Sajjanpur
We all know that whenever any Bollywood film is being made, it mostly has two titles, the first is the working title and the second is the confirmed title. But the following news is bound to turn the general norms of film titling.
Some days back, when the master filmmaker Shyam Benegal had announced his first plunge in the comedy arena with Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur starring Shreyas Talpade and Amrita Rao, little did he know that he will land up renaming the same as Welcome To Sajjanpur. For starters, the film shows Shreyas playing 'Mahadev', the only literate person amongst the illiterates in a village called Sajjanpur.
Not many know that it's actually the sets of Ramoji studios that got converted into a small village called Sajjanpur. And whenever the cast used to report on the sets, it had almost become a ritual that they used to greet each other by saying "Welcome To Sajjanpur". That's when Shreyas hit upon an idea and requested Shyam Benegal to rename the film as Welcome To Sajjanpur, a suggestion that Shyam loved so much that he immediately renamed the film from Mahadev Ka Sajjanpur to Welcome To Sajjanpur. Way to go, Shreyas!