Making his big Bollywood directorial debut Rohit Dhawan, son of acclaimed director David Dhawan brings back the hit comic jodi of Bollywood stars Akshay Kumar and John Abraham after 7 long years in Eros International’s Desi Boyz.
The two actors go back a long way after their partnership in Garam Masala, which went on to become the biggest blockbuster of 2005.
Rohit Dhawan promises to bring the house down with the coming of age comedy that traces the lives of two young lads who refuse to grow up.
Talking about reuniting the Garam Masala duo, Rohit says, “Akshay was on board from day one, when I was still developing the story idea. A two-hero movie is never easy to write and it took me almost two years to put this project together. Once I felt I had justified the presence of both the protagonists, I took the script to John who’s been like a buddy since I worked as an assistant director on dad’s film, Hook Ya Crook. He was convinced immediately.”
Terming Desi Boyz as a “Dramedy”, the film starring Akshay Kumar, John Abraham, Deepika Padukone and Chitrangada Singh breaks the norms of Bollywood comedies and contains no slapstick or over the top comedy
“Both Akshay and John are extremely disciplined and professional. They were always on time and focused through the day, a dream team for any first-time director,“ says Rohit talking about his first experience working with the two stars..
Eros International’s Desi Boyz directed by Rohit Dhawan releases 25th November 2011.