After delays lasting 2 years, Toonpur Ka Superhero is all set to release in December of this year. It is India’s first ever live-action and 3D animation flick, it’s also the first full length Hindi feature film by the multi-award winning director Kireet Khurana, who has made over 300 short-films, documentaries and ad-films.
But that’s not the only “first” the film will have. It will also be the first time that actors Ajay Devgan, his wife Kajol and her mother Tanuja will be sharing screen space. “It’s just the way we had planned and visualised it at the script level” says Kireet. “After Ajay’s instantaneous ‘yes’ after reading the script, we wanted Kajol to act alongside him.” But this isn’t the first time the couple has been seen together. In fact, including Toonpur Ka Superhero, Ajay and Kajol have acted together in 7 movies in total, including Ajay’s 2008 directional debut U, Me Aur Hum. This alone could have been a deterrent for the vivacious Kajol. But Kireet needn’t have worried. “Pleasantly surprising us, Kajol’s response was also spontaneous. Emboldened further, we decided to complete the ‘family’ in reel life as well and approached Tanuja for the cameo role of Kajol’s mom. Tanuja was all too happy to be on board too”, Kireet explained to Times of India. He thus created a casting coup which even the likes of Kajol’s favourite, Karan Johar, could not pull off.
He also adds that the Ma-Beti duo is getting along famously on set. Incidentally, it will be the second time the duo will be seen as reel life Ma-Beti after Kajol’s debut flick Bekhudi.