Paresh Rawal confirms that work on Hera Pheri 3 is underway: “Good news by the end of the year, hopefully”
After playing the character of a trainer in Farhan Akhtar’s Toofaan, Paresh Rawal is ready to tickle you with his upcoming film Hungama 2. The actor, who called the film a “very clean family artist with a good script.” , is collaborating again with director Priyadarshan. The actor-director duo have worked on several hits before, including Hera Pheri, Chup Chup Ke, Hulchul and Bhool Bhulaiyaa to name a few.
In a conversation with indianexpress.com, Paresh rawal described the director and his directing style: “He has a lot of clarity on what he wants in his film. It has clarity on the characters, the script, the treatment of the story. He has a sense of proportion in comedy, which is very important for the genre because it should not be abused. Also, the way he shoots his film… less fuss and maximum results are commendable. He experiments with regional cinema. So this advantage is also what our Hindi cinema gets in terms of characterization and storyline. So let’s say with it we get the best of both worlds.
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When asked if there was a fear of being repetitive with the comedy genre, Rawal replied, “You can become repetitive or regressive if your story isn’t good,” adding that with Priyadarshan, the audience will never “experience vulgar or two-way comedy.” You will not see any form of physical deformity being ridiculed. He said “a sitcom” like Hungama 2 “will never go out of style. So that’s the advantage of working with him.
“It all depends on the scenario. When you are working on a comedy movie, don’t think that you are trying out comedy. Treat him like any other or any other character. You just play a character who is in a comedic situation but you shouldn’t take it upon yourself. You stick to your job, which is to act. The rest is up to the director. From my perspective, that’s a healthy way to approach comedy, ”the actor said when asked if comedy is limiting for an actor.
Speaking of the script, the actor admitted that there was “positive change” in Bollywood. He finds the film industry more “disciplined, organized and innovative” now, but accepts that it faces competition from the South Indian film industry.
“She is more disciplined, organized and innovative. Of course, not as innovative and disciplined as the industry in the South. Our industry is changing because of new directors, new actors and writers. So, we are preparing for the golden period of Hindi cinema. Now we are doing our scripts and not something that is borrowed, lifted or stolen. We are talking about ourselves and our problems now. So that’s a positive change, ”the Coolie No.1 actor said.
In Hungama 2Paresh Rawal will also share the screen space with Meezaan, who is the son of Jaaved Jaaferi and the grandson of veteran actor Jagdeep. “He is extremely confident and so well groomed. One thing I will say, it has happened, ”Rawal replied when asked about Meezaan. The film, which also stars Shilpa Shetty Kundra, marks Meezaan’s second film. He made his debut with Malaal, the production company of Sanjay Leela Bhansali, released in 2019.
Paresh is called a “fusion of Balraj Sahani, Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and more”. “I had a lot of people I admired. I have not been to a formal theater school. I watched these people, learned from them, and with my own trial and error method, I kind of came to a certain type of acting. So I would say I’m a fusion of many actors like Balraj Sahani, Amitabh Bachchan, Naseeruddin Shah and more. In the theater, I admired Shriram Lagoo, Arvind Joshi, Chandrakant Thakkar and many others. I learned a lot from them, ”recalls Paresh Rawal.
The 71-year-old, who admitted he loved watching Malamaal Weekly, the first part of Awara Pagal Deewana and Hera Pheri, has expressed his opinion on the movie recreation or remake.
“Some films can be revamped or recreated. However, movies like Guide, Ganga Jamuna or Mughal-E-Azam and even Sholay should never be remade or recreated. People shouldn’t corrupt these movies because they are classics. That’s it. You can learn from them but don’t try to fix them because there is nothing to fix. There is nothing broken in these films to fix. They are perfect films, ”said Paresh Rawal.
Asked about Hera Pheri 3, the actor replied, “They are trying to find a solution. Hopefully by the end of this year you will get some good news.
Hungama 2 will be released on Disney + Hotstar on July 23.
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