More emphasis on content needed, says Jimmy Shergill

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Jimmy Shergill…Content has undergone a huge change.

Actor Jimmy Shergill says the producers of the film will not go for the third instalment of  “Tanu Weds Manu” franchise just for the sake of it and feels there should be more emphasis on content like in regional films.

The 45-yearold actor said: “Content has undergone a huge change. Earlier, mostly masala films were made, with very few films being made on socially relevant topics. Today, films are being made on new concepts starring newcomers and are doing well too,” he said.

“The industry in the south makes films which are high on content, also with their masala elements intact too. Recently even Punabji and Marathi cinema have changed. So, if that kind of change is happening big time in regional cinema, in that pace, it will happen in Bollywood too,” he said.

Directed by Aanand L Rai, the first part of the romanticcomedy drama was released in 2011 starring Kangana Ranaut, R Madhavan along with Shergill. The sequel, “Tanu Weds Manu Returns”, released last year and garned both critical acclaim and box office success.

When asked about third part in the franchise, Jimmy said, “I think when something becomes a brand, it becomes important for it to come from timetotime. I understand that. But talking about Aanand and Himanshu (Sharma), they are the kind of directors and writers who will just not make it for the sake of making it.

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“They will crack a story, then go ahead and say ‘We are ready. So let’s go’. Unless that happens, they both will never make that film, or anything for that matter,” he said.

The “Madaari” star will be next seen in “Happy Bhag Jayegi” also starring Abhay Deol, Diana Penty, Ali Fazal among others. The film has been helmed by Mudassar Aziz, who last directed the Sushmita Senstarrer “Dulha Mil Gaya” in 2010. – CINEWS

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