Welcome to Sajjanpur, which released on September 19th is creating raves all around with starry reviews and critics who cannot stop praising Shyam Benegal intelligence. Welcome to Sajjanpur brings together the fresh pair of Shreyas Talpade and Amrita Rao as Mahdev and Kamla.
Bollywood Hungama spoke to the talented Shreyas Talpade about the venture and his experiences working with Mr Benegal. He firstly clarified the change in title from Mahadev Ki Sajjanpur to Welcome to Sajjanpur explaining that the team felt the latter was far more catchy.
Then he answered the question most fans were dying to know, how was it working with Amrita Rao? The coming together of a new jodi in Bollywood is always exciting. The actor had only one word to describe her. Superb. He continued to praise her dedication, focus and talent. Apparently Miss Rao was very nervous about speaking in the Bhojpuri dialect used in the movie however she practiced for hours on end after pack up to get it down to perfection, which is very much apparent on screen.
Working with Shyam Benegal is every actors dream and Shreyas clarifies that it was a life long dream of his to work with Mr. Benegal that finally came true. He also defies the myth of Shyam Benegal being a total serious task master but says on the contrary he’s one of the most chilled out guys on the sets. Perhaps being the genius he is does help! Shreyas was absolutely thrilled to have gotten this honor being so young in the industry.
Sitaram, the track that’s topping charts happens to also be Shreyas’s favorite from the album and he also sounded rather proud that the movie did encompass an item number!
It’s no hidden secret that the movie based on urban India and according to Shreyas the urban audiences will surely find a special place in their hearts for this one. Shreyas refused to reveal too much about all the surprises in the film waiting for audiences, saying his lips are sealed, so only way to get your curiosity satisfied is to rush to a cinema near you now to catch this very promising adventure.
Shreyas promises that you will leave the show with the biggest smile on your face and to confirm this, be sure to check out the exclusive review of Welcome To Sajjanpur right here at Bollyspice!