‘The Shaukeens’ not a ‘sleazy comedy’

New Delhi, Oct 31:

Veteran actors Anupam Kher, Annu Kapoor and Piyush Mishra are seen chasing young girls in their forthcoming offering “The Shaukeens”, but they refuse to tag it as a cheap comedy.

Photo Courtesy: zeenews.india.com
Photo Courtesy: zeenews.india.com

“It is not a sleazy comedy. There are no double meaning dialogues of the film and you can watch the film with family. The treatment is simply comedy. In the end of the film, there is a message also that men shouldn’t be like this,” Piyush told reporters here Friday.

Helmed by “Tere Bin Laden” director Abhishek Sharma, “The Shaukeens” also stars Lisa Haydon and Akshay Kumar.

“It has a good story. It is not just song and dance. It is about three ‘shaukeens’ who are retired and want love from the opposite sex.

“They go to Mauritius to find love as Delhi is not safe for them since they can get caught. The film got a U/A certificate. It is nice that we made such a clean film,” said Anupam.

And the actors feel “proud” to be associated with the project.

They also clarified that the “coming-of-age” comedy has no similarity with the 1982 film “Shaukeen”.

“There is no similarity. The concept is taken from there and Rati (Agnihotri) is in this film too. She was in ‘Shaukeen’ as well. She plays my wife in the new one,” said Anupam.

“The Shaukeens” will release Nov 7.


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