Following the exhilarating success of his previous theatrical release Carry On Jatta 3, Punjabi actor/singer and producer Gippy Grewal and the team behind his new release Maujaan Hi Maujaan unveiled an intriguing trailer at a private event in Mumbai. The Free Press Journal team was also in attendance.
Salman Khan graced the occasion with his attendance, demonstrating another evidence of his magnanimity when it comes to promoting and embracing the love for regional film.
As the audience cheered and applauded the first rushes of the upcoming Dussehra release which is directed by Smeep Kang, Grewal first took the opportunity to address the media and thank fans for the outpour of love shown towards Carry On Jatta 3. “When we launched the trailer of Carry On Jatta 3, right here in Mumbai, a few months ago, we never expected it to find the success and love that it did. We’d like to thank the media and our fans for helping our film reach far and wide.”
Gippy expresses his gratitude for Salman’s attendance at the event, saying, “With Bhai’s presence at the launch of our trailer today, the success of our previous film feels very small, in comparison. I hope with the grace of God and Bhai’s support, our film does more business.”
Salman then jokes, “I think Gippy should quote his price high now.”
On a more serious note, Salman stated that the barometer of box-office success extends beyond simply being a member of the $100 million club. He said, “I think the 100 crores concept is now a thing of the past, We must all aim for box-office successes worth 1000 crores, (laughs). But, to be honest, I feel it’s high-time that all Indian films of all languages should do good business.”
Salman quickly accepts to appear in a Punjabi film when questioned by the media. “Yes, why not. I’d want to do a film in Punjabi, Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam. These divides don’t exist anymore. When I started my career, I worked with some of the best talents from Punjab. I’m happy to see that their cinema is now flourishing and people are shifting to Punjabi films more.”
Gippy also revealed that the film will include subtitles in other languages. In order to make Punjabi films more accessible to non-Punjabi cinema audiences, the actor says, “Initially, we would not include subtitles as our films would release only in India. But with our films now being globally distributed, we’ve understood the importance of subtitles.”
Also starring Binnu Dhillon and Karamjit Anmol, Maujaan Hi Maujaan releases in cinemas on October 20.