Ayushmann Khurrana & Bhumi Pednekar to be back onscreen for ‘Bala’
Ayushmann Khurrana and Bhumi Pednekar are back with their third film after back to back superhits ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’. They even shot for a whole schedule of ‘Manmarziyaan’ together before the movie got scrapped and later remade with a different cast. With so much chemistry between the two stars, it’s obviously a great news for their fans that the hit jodi is coming back again onscreen for a movie.
Ayushmann and Bhumi are a lucky on screen pair. Their first two films ‘Dum Laga Ke Haisha’ and ‘Shubh Mangal Saavdhan’ were hailed by critics and also became hits at the box-office. Their chemistry and acting in these content-driven films were lauded by the audience and they became an onscreen jodi to watch out for. The pair is now back in ‘Stree’ director Amar Kaushik’s next titled ‘Bala’ and obviously the two actors, who are also great friends off screen, can’t wait to start their next journey together.
The film has had its fair share of controversy ever since it was talked about. The actor and the director had been accused of plagiarism. The charges were levied by assistant director Kamal Kant Chandra, who has previously worked with Sudhir Mishra. Kamal approached the Bombay High Court and filed a case against ‘Bala’ team stating that they allegedly stole the story of his film ‘Wig’.
Talking of the 3rd time collaboration with Bhumi, Ayushmann said, “Bhumi and I have a great chemistry together because of our equation and I’m glad audiences also loved us in our previous two films which became big hits. Being a hit jodi definitely adds to the pressure of delivering good work and I’m extremely confident of that film’s script will connect with audiences across the world given its universal theme. Bhumi is an exceptionally talented actress and it is always fun to work with her. We have previously given people something new and quirky to see and Bala will not be an exception because of its storyline. I’m hoping audiences will give us a lot much love in our third film together.”
On the same front, Bhumi said, “Ayushmann and I love slice of life films and I’m super excited to collaborate with him for the third time. We have been loved immensely in our previous two films and it gives me a lot of confidence that with Bala we will again give people another fun film to watch. I think audiences expect our pairing to do off-centre, quirky films and it’s a great equity to carry forward with Bala, a film that again takes on societal stereotypes in a hilarious manner. Ayushmann is a powerhouse actor and he always gets the best out of me. So, I can’t wait to start the film.”
The last we heard was that the film’s shoot has been postponed indefinitely till the plagiarism charges were not cleared. But it seems now that ‘Bala’ shoot will start around this week. Let’s wait and watch what Kamal and his team does in such a scenario.