Com­edy is not easy: Kriti

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KRITI SANON SAYS work­ing on the Bol­ly­wood comic ca­per Ar­jun Pa­tiala was an ex­cit­ing jour­ney but she doesn’t find com­edy an easy genre.

Mad­dock films is bring­ing ac­tor-singer Diljit Dosanjh back in uni­form, this time with Kriti and ac­tor Varun Sharma, for a laugh riot.

“Ar­jun Pa­tiala was such an ex­cit­ing jour­ney. Com­edy is not an easy genre, and we have added a twist to it. Diljit and Varun have a great comic tim­ing and it was a con­stant laugh riot on the set,” Kriti said in a state­ment.

Di­nesh Vi­jan, who is pro­duc­ing the film with Bhushan Ku­mar, said: “Diljit will be seen in the uni­form but very dif­fer­ent from his avatar in his first Hindi film out­ing, Udta Pun­jab.

“This ‘po­lice wal­lah’ is a laugh a minute char­ac­ter with swag.”

Diljit said: “Ar­jun Pa­tiala is very quirky. It’s a film that has ac­tion, ro­mance and com­edy but with a spin on it. It was a blast shoot­ing it and I hope au­di­ences love it as much.”

Varun will be seen as a po­lice of­fi­cial with a sar­cas­tic tongue and an ar­ro­gant stride, who goes by the name of Onida Singh.

“I’m very ex­cited to see the au­di­ence’s re­ac­tions as it’s very spe­cial. They’ve given me so much love and ap­pre­ci­a­tion, I want to make sure they have a great time at the theatre,” he said.

The trio has a bad­die to con­tend with as Zee­shan Ayyub steps out of his ‘good friend’ avatar to roam the cam­pus, his hair tied up in a patka, pil­ing up the corpses with­out bat­ting an eye­lid. His char­ac­ter is called School, pro­nounced in the Pun­jabi way as Sakool.

“The Ro­hit Ju­graj-di­rected laugh riot of­fers plenty of ac­tion and dol­lops of bub­ble-gum ro­mance. We be­lieve in do­ing some­thing dif­fer­ent every time, and since we have never at­tempted an out-and-out com­edy be­fore, we de­cided to ex­per­i­ment with one which is more sit­u­a­tional than slap­stick.

“If this film works, we would be happy to spin a fran­chise with (char­ac­ters) Ar­jun, Onida and Ritu re­turn­ing as the prin­ci­pal play­ers. We al­ready have an idea for part 2 and like Gol­maal and Fukrey, Ar­jun will be back with a Pa­tiala peg every cou­ple of years,” Vi­jan said.

The film is sched­uled to hit the the­atres on Septem­ber 14.

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