Bhandarkar now makes a rom-com, but says it's still realistic

Last Updated: Mon, Jan 17, 2011 06:52 hrs

Known till now for his reality- based films, director Madhur Bhandarkar says that he wants to "shock" the audiences with his first rom-com venture, the forthcoming Dil To Baccha Hai Ji.

"For the first time I am coming out with a movie which is very different from the realistic cinema which I make. Dil To Baccha Hai Ji is about three guys and their love interest. After making hard-hitting movies like Page 3, Corporate, Fashion and Jail, I just thought let's shock the audience with a different kind of cinema, Bhandarkar said.

The director was here yesterday to promote the film which will release on January 26.

Dil To... stars Ajay Devgan, Omi Vaidya, Emraan Hashmi Shruti Hassan, Shazahn Padamsee and Shraddha Das.

Bhandarkar, a three-time national award winning director, said that though the film was different from his earlier works, it was still a "realistic" comedy.

He said that he was happy with the realistic treatment, "because I was making this film within my limits".

"Dil To Baccha Hai Ji is not a senseless comedy. It is very logical and has the characters which one can relate to. Everybody in the film... when you see the characters you will feel it is the story of a person who one can identify with," Bhandarkar said.

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