Fun time for Anupam Kher with ‘Mr. Bhatti…’ sequels

May 1st, 2008 - 9:25 am ICT by admin  

By Subhash K. Jha
Mumbai, May 1 (IANS) Veteran Bollywood actor Anupam Kher enjoyed working in the amateur-detective movie “Mr Bhatti On Chutti” so much that he is now making a series of films on the same theme. Anupam collaborates with his National School of Drama (NSD) pal Karan Razdan who had written and directed “Mr. Bhatti On Chutti”, which was extensively shot in Britain.

“I entered a new international phase of my career when I did Gurinder Chadha’s ‘Bend It Like Beckham’. Now I’m going into another phase with ‘Mr. Bhatti On Chutti’. It’s directed by my NSD mate Karan Razdan,” Anupam told IANS.

“We shot it as a one-off thing. But the film has been such fun that we’ve decided to shoot an entire series of feature films based on the exploits of this amateur detective called Bhatti. We’ll have ‘Mr. Bhatti Goes To China’, ‘Mr Bhatti in New York’, and so on and so forth.”

Anupam says that they will make the series in Hinglish.

“I have a double role in ‘Mr. Bhatti On Chutti’. Besides, the detective who’s like Feluda and Hercule Poirot, I also play a sinister international terrorist. The idea is to let this detective and, by proxy, the audience have fun. And we’re making the series in ‘Hinglish’ and with an international cast comprising Indian, Pakistani and Australian actors.

“Apart from being an amateur sleuth, Bhatti is a big Amitabh Bachchan fan,” said Anupam.

In fact, the Big B makes an appearance at the end of the film.

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