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Last Updated 20.01.2019 | 5:10 PM IST



For Anushka, history repeats itself with Band Baaja Baaraat

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Anushka Sharma, who made her debut opposite Shah Rukh Khan in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi, would be seen on the big screen yet

again in Band Baaja Baaraat. This fun flick coming from the house of ‘Yash Raj Films‘ releases all over on 10th

December. However, call it sheer coincidence or a part of the plan but the fact remains that history would be repeating

itself for the pretty girl. This is because Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi too had come around the same time when it released on

12th December 2008.

Says a trade observer, “This should be one lucky coincidence for the makers and Anushka here. After all Anushka has been

enjoying a good innings so far in Bollywood. Her first film was a blockbuster while Badmaash Company, which was again

a YRF production and had released earlier this year, was also an average success. She would well be looking at making a hat

trick with Band Baaja Baaraat.”

While one looks forward to that happening, here is a hitch. While in Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi and Badmaash Company

she had Shah Rukh Khan and Shahid Kapoor respectively to spearhead the show, in case of Band Baaja Baaraat she has

(ironically) turned out to be the senior-most of the lot.

“That’s right”, continues the trade observer, “This time around, it appears to be Anushka all the way. Director Maneesh

Sharma is a first timer though he was an Associate Director on Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi. As for her leading man Ranveer

Singh, he is a complete fresher with no modelling or acting experience. However, he managed to impress Aditya Chopra and

hence he was on board without much ado.”

Still, one can’t help but wonder about the sudden release announcement of Band Baaja Baaraat. While the production house

always had year end target in mind for the release of their fourth film this year (after Pyaar Impossible, Badmaash

Company and Lafangey Parindey), 10th December arrival means that it would be stepping into an already cluttered


Starting this Friday, there is at least one biggie arriving practically every week. In fact there are also weeks when more

than a couple of big films are anyways clashing with each other. In the month of December itself, there are confirmed plans

for Ashutosh Gowariker’s Khelein Hum Jee Jaan Sey, Anees Bazmee‘s No Problem and Farah Khan’s Tees Maar

Khan to arrive.

“Well, the situation is still better in December when compared to October, November or January’11”, argues a trade expert,

“December still has a reasonable breathing space. There was no point in even thinking of January since there is already a

huge volume of releases in the form of No One Killed Jessica, Yamla Pagla Deewana, Dil Toh Bachcha Hai Ji, Game

and Saat Khoon Maaf. It’s better to arrive in a relatively opened up space in December. One now just hopes that there

is not much spill-over of movies from October and November though.”

Meanwhile Anushka can expect her lucky charm of the month of December to come handy yet again!

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