Star Power Chemistry says it all
Staff Reporter
Friday, July 06, 2012

The stars of the latest Bollywood comedy Bol Bachchan prove they sure can be a riot

It’s always been love at first sight between Khaleej Times and Abhishek Bachchan, what with his impeccable sense of humour and media-friendly demeanour. Add to the milieu, the frank Ajay Devgn, demure Asin Thottumkal and bubbly Prachi Desai — and you have a recipe for a whole lotta fun.

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CELEB WATCH: (L to R) Asin Thottumkal, Abhishek Bachchan, Ajay Devgn, Suhail Galadari and Prachi Desai at the KT office

The cast of Bol Bachchan had everyone in fits of laughter — giggles as was the case with the leading Bollywood ladies — as they stepped in to promote their latest comedy film and meet with Suhail Abdul Latif Galadari, Director of Galadari Brothers.

The close-knit Bol Bachchan cast came across as the best of pals during their visit. But will it last?

“We’ll see after July 6!” exclaimed Prachi Desai, when asked whether the camaraderie that was obvious from the word go during the team’s Khaleej Times visit would endure.

The quip ended up cracking the others up all over again  and set the tone for the rest of the evening. Any interview involving Abhishek is always going to be interesting to say the least, but put him together with Ajay, one of his best friends, and two pretty wide-eyed starlets — and he’s unstoppable!

In Bollywood, it’s often with a great sense of trepidation that names of this calibre come together to share screen space.

However, Bachchan Jr said this was not the case when taking on this project, adding he prefers working with a big ensemble because it is much more fun.

A remake of 1979 hit Gol Maal, the movie centres around Abbas Ali (played by Abhishek) who is forced to move to a small town with his sister Sanja (played by Asin). A series of incidents soon lead Abbas to pretend to his strictly ethical boss (played by Ajay) that he has a twin brother — incidentally named Abhishek Bachchan in the movie — in order to keep his job.

Does that mean we will get to see shades of the real Bachchan? The actor said no, but assures fans of a “comic, lighthearted” performance that will justify the title all the same.

The title Bol Bachchan, which is a reference to anyone blessed with the gift of the gab, couldn’t be more apt for the fast-talking Bachchan Jr, who is well known in the industry for his candid nature and ability to put one and all at ease — whether co-stars or us, journalist folks.

The sense of bonhomie among the group was quite apparent. Here’s hoping the group is as entertaining onscreen as they are in real life.


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