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Hrishitaa Bhatt on why she isn’t acting in her home production
Bina Trivedi (BOMBAY TIMES; November 18, 2011)
Actress Hrishitaa Bhatt has turned producer with Shakal Pe Mat Ja, but will not be acting in it. She talks to BT about her new turn.
Tell us about your first film as a producer. • This film, releasing on November 18, has been produced by Linc Entertainment and me. It has been a learning experience all through. When you’ve been an actor, you have a certain amount of experience but production teaches you so much more.
And you chose to stay away from acting in it. • It was a conscious decision. But that doesn’t mean I’ve hung up my boots. I’ll not be part of every film I produce. This one is a story about four boys and I did not want to take away from them. As an actor, you want to be the centre of attention but after being an honest actor, I wanted to be an honest producer. I can be multi talented but multi tasking isn’t my cuppa. Also, I will feature in my production only if the script demands and the role is meaty.
What will be SPMJ’s USP? • The fresh content. Though it’s being compared to Delhi Belly and Tere Bin Laden, there is nothing similar to those films. In fact, the title track, Shakal Pe Mat Ja, composed and sung by Honey Singh, is becoming popular. We’ve also coined a new word ‘ghasmaandus’ for the four boys. It means they are good guys but their honest attempts have opposite results. They land in trouble.
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Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a movie which talks about mistaken identities. In the movie, four friends are caught taking a video on their handycam in an American Airlines aircraft. Harsh Parekh, second lead of the film, says, “Shakal Pe Mat Ja is a satire comedy which revolves around four guys who are trying to do something but get into a lot of trouble in the process. It revolves around how they get in and out of the problem.”
A musician by profession, Harsh Parekh has handled the sound for movies like Kaminey and Ishqiya. This was where he met Shubh Mukherjee. “Shubh always felt that I looked like a rock star with my long hair and all and therefore when he decided to cast for Shakal Pe Mat Ja one and a half years later, he approached me as I fit the look perfectly,” he smiles.
Shakal Pe Mat Ja is Harsh’s debut movie. Before the shoots officially started, he devoted a lot of time to prepare for the role. He says, “We had a lot of rehearsals and workshops where we gathered together and read the script. This was the time when we really got to know the characters we were to play. My character was the very nervous and innocent nail-biting sort. I had to start doing this and now it is difficult for me to get rid of the habit.”
Films like Shakal Pe Mat Ja, often, get a mixed reaction from the audience. When asked about what he expected, Harsh said, “The concept is very catchy so I think people would like this movie. It's my movie, I More >
Shakal Pe Mat Ja is all set to take viewers on a crazy, fun journey
BOMBAY TIMES (October 8, 2011)
Newcomer Shubh Mukherjee (see pic) features in Shakal Pe Mat Ja — a comedy based on a real life incident that he has also directed. A trained dancer and Shiamak Davar’s protégé, he is ready with his soon-to-release film. A Linc Entertainment production, SPMJ has Hrishitaa Bhatt starring as well.
The film takes off on the lines of a situational comedy a la Tere Bin Laden. Shakal Pe Mat Ja is the story of four young boys who get caught as suspects at Delhi International airport, exactly a year after the 9/11 attacks. The boys claim that they were capturing an American aircraft on camera for a documentary but fate holds other plans for them.
Shubh plays one of the boys, the others being played by Chitrak, Pratik and Harsh. The film also stars Saurabh Shukla, Raghubir Yadav, Aamna Sharif and Umang Jain. The music has been scored by Salim-Sulaiman.
Saritaa Jalan, director-Linc Entertainment only has words of praise for the newbie, “Shubh is multi-talented with great vision. We are surprised with his energy levels and his passion for film making.”
Sources from the unit insist that Shubh looked into every aspect of the film and for the last few months, worked on it day and night.