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Hungama... fun unlimited



Akshaye Khanna. Photo: R. V. Moorthy.

HE IS considered to be the much sought after name in the Indian film industry. Yes, he is the "Dil Chahta Hai" man, Akshaye Khanna, the son of actor-turned-politician, Vinod Khanna. The actor is making his second appearance in director Priyadarshan's new rib-tickling comedy, "Hungama", after "Doli Saja Ke Rakhna", which promises to be an attempt to bring out the child in everyone. The star was at PVR Gurgaon for media interaction, this past week.

"The film is all about mistaken identities, actually a comedy of errors. It is the situation or the circumstances surrounding these characters who happen to come together accidentally, which leads to misunderstanding between them and subsequently chaos. All together it is a plot driven, beautifully-made, breezy, fun-filled film," informs Akshaye, neatly dressed in denim jeans and jacket with a blue cap on.

The journey, which started at the age of 19 years with "Himalayaputra", has got recognition for his role in recent movies such as "Deewangee" and "Humraaz". He turns nostalgic when it comes to self-assessment. "It has been a real roller-coaster.

At the beginning of my career I have taken immature decisions because of inexperience. But over the years I have developed myself and now I am more comfortable doing different roles which have been offered to me." Even he is not averse to the idea of doing a negative role again, something on the lines of "Humraaz", if offered.

"If the script is strong then I am ready to do a film like `Lagaan' and open to such ideas," he adds.

The film, which is claimed to be fun unlimited, is already being noticed for its melodious songs such as `Pari Pari Hai Ek Pari, Aasman Se Aa Giri' and `Aaj Tujshe Se Jo Kehna Hai Kehne De', promises to bring a few stirring of joy for Akshaye. But the ultimate authority rests with cinemagoers for making it a real `Hungama'!

SANJEEV CHOUDHARY

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