'Atithi...' gives a message with a laugh: Ajay DevgnMar 4, 2010 IANS
"We have tried to make a clean and entertaining film. Not even one dialogue has a double meaning, so people from all age groups can enjoy the film," said Ajay, who was in the capital to promote the film.
"It is very easy to put double meanings in dialogues and make people laugh in comedies. The real challenge is to make people laugh through situations.
"The film is not just comedy but says a lot of things that you will like and that will touch your heart. Along with making you laugh, it will give a message, that's the USP of the film," he added.
Set in Mumbai, director Ashwani Dhir's film shows what happens when an unwanted guest (Paresh Rawal) arrives and disturbs the life of a happily married couple - Puneet (Ajay Devgn) and Munmun (Konkona Sen Sharma). Slated for a March 5 release, "Atithi Tum Kab Jaoge?" is co-produced by Warner Bros. Pictures (India) Pvt. Ltd.
In the film, all the three main actors are National Award winners but Ajay says that wasn't planned.
"Casting was not done keeping in mind that only National Award winners should be taken. It's a co-incidence and I must say that it's a good coincidence."
Talking about his on-screen wife, Konkona, with whom he has earlier acted in "Omkara", Ajay told IANS: "When you work with great actors, your own work becomes better. It's always a pleasure to work with a good actor like Konkona."
In the last few years, the 40-year-old had been a part of several successful laughathons like "Masti", "Golmaal", "Sunday" and "Golmaal Returns", but says he has no plans to confine himself to one genre.
"It's not that I want to stick to one kind of films. When I get a good script, I do it, whether it's comedy or something else. If the character is good and is written well then I'm pretty comfortable doing any role. Apart from comedies, I am also doing all sorts of other roles," said Ajay who is going to complete two decades in Bollywood next year.
His other forthcoming releases include Prakash Jha's much-talked about political drama "Rajneeti", Milan Luthria's crime thriller "Once Upon A Time In Mumbai" and an action film directed by Rohit Shetty.
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