'Main Aurr...' about dealing with conflicting feelings

Oct 13, 2009 IANS

New Delhi, Oct 13 (IANS) No action and no violence. Debutant director Prem Soni, who conceptualised his 16-year-old dream with "Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna", offers a story about coming to terms with one's conflicting feelings with the Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor starrer which is releasing Friday.

The romantic drama also stars Sohail Khan, Yash Tonk and features Preity Zinta in an item number.

Raina (Kareena), Samir (Salman) and Akash (Sohail) are three people whose lives get entwined at an international airport. They find themselves at the crossroads of life where each has to make a decision that will change their lives forever.

While Samir has to decide whether he wants to stay in the same city that gave him everything and then took away more; Raina has to decide whether her love and loyalty for her husband, who left her to pursue success is more justified than her faith and trust in her new found friend.

Akash on the other hand has to find out what he feels for a married woman is lust or true love and is he justified in trying to win her even at the cost of her marriage.

Set against the hustle and bustle of an international airport, "Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna" is about coming to terms with one's conflicting feelings as well as personal and psychological problems and love.

Considering the plot of the film, the general perception has been that it is about extramarital affairs. Soni, however, dismissed the presumptions.

"The film doesn't have an extramarital relationship or cheating angle. It just tells the story from the point of view of an outsider. Sohail is someone who looks at Mrs. Khanna and sees the kind of issues that she is facing," Soni had told IANS.

"In fact, whether it is Sohail or even Salman for that matter, both of them have an element of 'main' in them. They see Mrs. Khanna in different ways and this is what forms the crux of the film," he added.

Courtesy a no holds barred promotion for Salman's last hit "Wanted", the promotions for "Main Aurr..." took a backseat and there hasn't been much buzz about it either in the industry or among audiences, according to insiders.

It is releasing on the same day as "Blue" and "All The Best - Fun Begins" are hitting but Soni is unperturbed by the competition.

"I have no apprehensions. It takes a lot of energy for every filmmaker to make a movie. So there are no hard feelings for anyone. May the best win because they are all of different genres and have their own set of audiences," he said.

The film also offers a tribute to composer legend R.D. Burman as one of his songs "Bade achche lagte hain yeh dharti, yeh nadiya, yeh raina aur tum" from "Balika Badhu" is used in the background.

"It's a song that we all chose unanimously. It comes on when my character meets Kareena. When we meet, the song plays in the background. Since her character is named Raina, we loved the idea of having the song," said Sohail.

A co-production of Sohail Khan Productions and Ronnie Screwvala, "Main Aurr Mrs. Khanna" is being distributed by UTV Motion Pictures. Made at a budget of about Rs.40 crore (Rs.400 million), it is releasing with around 1,200 prints worldwide. Click the Movie button below for more info:
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