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Rampal Starrer Jai Ramji Won't Have Foul Language, Says Director

PTI 02 Aug 2011, 12:28:12 IST

New Delhi, Aug 2: Expletives and realistic cinema go hand in hand in Bollywood but director Tigmanshu Dhulia intends to break the trend with his Arjun Rampal starrer ‘Jai Ramji'.

The last few releases like ‘Ishqiya' and ‘Rajneeti' had their share of cuss words but Dhulia plans to keep things clean in his movies.“My film is set in Eastern UP and talks about mafia, cops as well as politics. Still, you won't hear any foul words in ‘Jai Ramji'. I don't understand the need for it. Why to have language take over the proceedings when you can as well live without it,” Dhulia told PTI.

Expletives are making inroads even in mainstream cinema and the success of Aamir Khan's ‘Delhi Belly', which was replete with foul language and toilet humour, is one such example. But Dhulia does not understand the need of such language in cinema.

“'Haasil' dealt with college politics and had a realistic treatment to it. Still, it didn't have any such words in it.”Dhulia, whose Irrfan Khan starrer ‘Pansingh Tomar' is ready, feels that the audience is tired of a constant diet of rom-coms and chic flicks.

“During the last 15-20 years, romcoms and chic flicks have invaded Bollywood. Now these are all urban films that were basically designed for NRI audience. After a point this segment of audience got bored too and started shunning such films.”

The director feels that Hindi heartland is back in favour in Bollywood with the success of movies like ‘Dabangg', ‘Raajneeti' and ‘Ishqiya'.“What has worked in favour of filmmakers like me is that now multiplexes are not just restricted to big cities but also in smaller towns. Audience don't want rom-coms. They want to be entertained but with something that speaks their language.

“This is why when something like ‘Ishqiya' comes up, they lap it like anything. No wonder, you see films like ‘Dabangg' and ‘Raajneeti' turning out to be so huge. Intense drama and machismo has come back and how.” Dhulia is making Rampal go through some tough preparations for his role in ‘Jai Ramji'.

“Arjun's character is someone who is really multi faceted. He is as comfortable with his English as he would be with Hindi. Since his character is supposed to be quite a pro in ‘daadra', ‘thumri', jazz as well as blues, he would be going through a formal crash course to know more about such music.” PTI