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Pahlaj Nihalani Lashes Out At Dream Girl’s Originality Claims

Producer and former chairperson of  the  Central Board Of Film Certification Pahlaj Nihalanifeels there  is  nothing like  original cinema. He lashes at netizens who have been criticizing Sunny Deol’ son Karan’s debut film Pal Pal Dil Ke Paas  as  outdated.

“What  is outdated?” Nihalani demands  to know. “What was  unfashionable yesterday is trending today.And what is considered  outdated today would be  in  vogue tomorrow. It’s a cycle.And  all Indian cinema is based on just a handful of ideas. The style of  putting across those ideas keeps changing, but the ideas remain the same.”

 Nihalani points  out the  example of  the recently released Ayushmann Khurraa starrer Dream Girl which  , he says, bears a resemblance to an earlier film. “This whole idea of a man seducing  men by impersonating a  woman’s voice on the  phone was  done in my film Shola Aur Shabnam  29 years ago. In that film Govinda cons  Anupam Kher by speaking in a woman’s voice.”

Nihalani hastens  to point out that he isn’t accusing  the makers  of  Dream Girl of  copying his film. “All I’m saying is  , ideas and  trends  tend  to be cyclic. They keep coming back after a  break.So please don’t jump to conclusions  about  Karan Deol’s debut film Pal Pal Di Ke Paas.”

 The veteran  film producer  rightly feels that the Deol scion deserves a chance. “Writing him  off even before his  film just because he is  from a  film family is released is  wrong. Let the  boy try to prove himself. Then  react as  you like.”

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