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Comedy Movies Will Help People Get Out of COVID-19 Tragedy, Says Sajid Samji


Writer-director Sajid Samji, best known for writing comedies like the “Golmaal” series, said in the post-coronavirus era, comedy films will play a pivotal role in helping people overcome the gloomy health crisis global. Sajid, along with his brother Farhad, has worked as a screenwriter on films such as “Double Dhamaal”, “All The Best: Fun Begins”, “Housefull 2”, “Ready”, “Singham”, “Chashme Baddoor” remake and ” Chennai Express “. The duo wrote and co-directed “It’s Entertainment” (2014) and “Housefull 3” (2016), both starring Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar. Now Sajid has three films lined up as a director – one each with Sony Pictures International Productions in India, Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Zee Studios. “Comedy is my strong suit and all three films will have a dose of laughter,” Sajid told PTI in an interview. Calling COVID-19 the “greatest tragedy” of recent times, the filmmaker believes people would want entertainment in their lives when everything returns to normal. “In my opinion everyone wants to forget or erase the year 2020. It has been an unhappy year so far. No one had ever imagined something like a coronavirus pandemic and the lockdown will happen. all classes of people. When everything gets back to normal, people might want to forget about the tragedy and want happiness, which comes through laughter and comedy movies, ”he said.

“The script is on lockdown. We have the cast on board but they haven’t signed on the dotted line yet. At the moment Bollywood is in trouble with COVID-19. We wait for things to normalize and then start to run in a safe environment, ”he said. Sajid is also preparing to direct the sequel to David Dhawan’s “Chashme Baddoor,” which was a remake of the 1981 Sai Paranjpye film of the same name. The 2013 comedy marked Taapsee Pannu’s Bollywood debut and also featured Rishi Kapoor, Ali Zafar, Siddharth, and Divyenndu Sharma.

“This movie is with Viacom18. The script has been locked. We are approaching the actors. In terms of the story, it will be different but yet in the same area,” he said. The project with Zee Studios is “a romantic comedy,” he added.

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