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Vinnil Markan: “We Had Two Days Shooting Left When Honey Singh Fell Ill”

Vinnil Markan who directs Yo Yo Honey Singh’s Comeback film Zoraawar says they nearly completed the film before the singer-turned actor turned took ill.

“We only had two days of fight left, so all dramatic portions were in the bag.  We were just sensitive about how not to tire him out too much for those two days.We had completed most of the film so we shot these last two days and showcased the film at the Melbourne IFFM festival on August 22.”

Vinnil who earlier made the 2013 rom-com Jayantabhai Ki Luv Story in Hindi with Vivek Oberoi in the lead, says  he hopes Zorawar in Punjabi will bring Yo Yo back into the reckoning. “I hope that he achieves the same superstar status that he has in the music world. He has worked extremely hard and diligently for the film. I’m sure all his supporters and detractors too, will notice that he is a very good actor.”
Vinnil and Yo Yo go back a long way. “I had made his first ever video 11 years ago, Glassy by Ashok Mastie, one could see his swagger then. Have known him for 11 years. If you see his videos for his own songs , they all have some acting or the other. So facing the camera wouldn’t be a problem that I knew.”Yo Yo worked hard on character in Zoraawarwith Vinnil.

Says the director, “I explained scenes and dialogues with sub-text to him. He is a very eager learner. It’s an intense dramatic thriller.And Yo Yo is in his element.”

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