Was ‘Jhootha Hi Sahi’ Really Delayed?

October 28th, 2010 - 7:00 pm ICT by Sampurn Wire  

October 28, 2010 (Sampurn Wire): Right through the making of Jhootha Hi Sahi, there were murmurs and speculations around how the film had to go through various ups and downs due to costs involved in the production of the film. When launched around a couple of years back, Bollywood was at its peak, films were being launched with mammoth budget and stars were being paid through the roof. However, situation took a turnaround with recession hitting the industry.

“Fortunately for the makers, they had spent all the money before recession so nothing could be done anymore from the production perspective”, says a highly placed source attached to the film, “See, the thing is that when people say that a film’s cost is very high, they only talk about the actor and the director. Most of them conveniently ignore the money which goes into other aspects of production.”

There were a few detractors who have claimed that the film was also stuck in the interim period due to monetary issues and other budgetary constraints.

“Abbas (Tyrewala), the director of the film, was always very sure that Jhootha Hi Sahi had to be an October or November release. The time period between the last day’s shoot of the film and the release has been around 8 months. However, the makers always knew that the film would take this much time since the climax required a lot of CG work”, continues the source.

When contacted, John laughed away the insinuation, “In fact Abbas and I also used to joke around this that there would be a lot of speculations around the so-called delay in the film’s release. But that’s okay, people do talk. I just carried on with my work.”

–Joginder Tuteja / Sampurn Wire

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