Comedy is not my strength: ‘Pyaar Ka Punchnama’ director

Noida, Sep 18 (IANS) He might have tickled the funny bone of the audience with his debut directorial “Pyaar Ka Punchnama” in 2011 and is now ready with its second part, but filmmaker Luv Ranjan believes comedy is not his strength, and that he can only “manage” slice-of-life kind of humour.

Back with “Pyaar Ka Punchnama 2″, revolving around three young men and their problems with their girlfriends, the movie is set to make the audience laugh out loud once again next month.

After delivering the dud “Akaash Vani” (2013) — a love story — the director hopes the forthcoming movie does well like its first part.

And going by the response to the film’s trailer, it seems like it will hit the jackpot.

So is comedy his strength?

“No, I don’t. Earlier I used to believe that comedy doesn’t come naturally to me. Humour, according to me, was my weakest point. I was more of a romance and drama person. But I felt lucky to have friends in life. I used to be funny among my friends,” Ranjan told IANS at its head office here.

“I don’t do slapstick. Laughing at the conversations that we have…that kind of humour (I can do). If I go for ‘comedy comedy’, then I don’t know what will happen. What happens (in my film) that’s never funny. The outside view is funny. My actors don’t do comedy. Slice-of-life kind of humour I can manage,” he said.

Starring Kartik Aaryan, Nushrat Bharucha, Omkar Kapoor, Ishita Sharma, Sonalli Sehgal and Sunny Singh Nijjar, the Viacom18 Motion Pictures project will release on October 16.

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