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Real characters and real stories are in. And the next two weeks will indicate how the audience react to entertainers that borrow from real life. The pre-release reports of KHATTA MEETHA and ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI are super-hot, with the distributors acquiring the films for excellent prices. In fact, if the films succeed [one genuinely hopes, they do!], it will pave way for films that the common man can relate to.
Talking of KHATTA MEETHA, the Akshay-Priyadarshan combo has mostly collaborated on non-stop laughathons, but their new outing together, KHATTA MEETHA, has an interesting premise and is laced with straight-out-of-life situations. "I am glad the promos are radiating the right signals," Akshay tells me. Similarly, ONCE UPON A TIME IN MUMBAAI isn't the usual story that we've watched over and over again. Reportedly, both Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi have delivered powerful performances in this film, which is decorated with real-life incidents.
Note this new trend: More and more are actors ready to experiment with real roles, instead of taking the easy route by acting in frivolous movies.