My film will change perceptions about Punjabi comedy films, says actor Yashpal Sharma
Punjabi cinema’s blue-eyed boy Diljit Dosanjh is back to leaving the audience in splits with his upcoming release “Mukhtiar Chadha”. The film, slated for release on November 27, will have Bollywood actor Yashpal Sharma joining Dosanjh in on-screen sheningans as the antagonist. Claiming that his will be the funniest villain ever to be seen in Punjabi cinema, Yashpal Sharma terms the film as ‘hardcore comedy’.
“I play a Haryanvi character in the film, who will make people laugh rather than scare them with his villainy. It’s an exciting character and the film promises to change a few perceptions about the Punjabi comedy films,” he said.
This will be Sharma’s second outing in Punjabi cinema, his first being the commercially and critically successful “Jatt James Bond”. Showering praise on his co-stars— two of the most sought after Punjabi actors— Gippy Grewal and Diljit Dosanjh— Sharma says their humility surprises him. “I have now worked with both of them and was amazed to see how grounded they are. They are sans any starry tantrums and attitude despite being hugely successful in their own league.”
He also feels that Punjabi film industry has managed to shrug off the ‘slapstick’ cinema tag with a few amazing films. “You see, recent films like “Jatt James Bond”, “Punjab 1984” and “Rupinder Gandhi- The Gangster”, have shown a different side of Punjabi cinema, the one with a strong script and quality production values. The industry has grown the maximum in terms of regional cinema and has reached the overseas audience as well. The audience too gets bored after a while with formula films and needs fresh concepts,” he says.