‘Bha Ji In Problem’ a riot for families, opens in Surrey, Guildford, Mission theatres Friday

Published: November 14, 2013
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Ragini Khanna is playing the lead actress in ‘Bha Ji In Problem’. Submitted photo

LARISSA CAHUTE
VANCOUVER DESI

Indian television actress Ragini Khanna considers herself lucky to be making her “big break” into filmdom with big-time Bollywood star Akshay Kumar’s first-ever Punjabi production.

Kumar and Ashvini Yardi’s production company, Grazing Goat Pictures, is set to release its latest romantic comedy, Bha Ji In Problem, on Friday. The film has been picked up by cinemas across Punjab as well as internationally, including Surrey, Guildford and Mission theatres.

The movie stars Khanna in a lead role alongside Gippy Grewal, Gurpreet Ghuggi and Om Puri, with appearances by cricketer Harbajan Singh and Kumar himself.

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Ragini Khanna is playing the lead actress in ‘Bha Ji In Problem’. Submitted photo

“I feel really blessed and privileged to be a part of (Kumar’s) first Punjabi venture — which is a great film,” Khanna told Vancouver Desi from her home in India.
It was once she read the script that she knew she had to be a part of it.

“It’s got exceptional dialogue and it’s really a very, very funny film,” she said. “I wanted to be associated with this project . . . it was the best of the best people coming together.”

Khanna plays the role of Preet, who becomes the love interest of Jeeta (played by Grewal), but her friend Sundeep Cheema (played by Ghuggi) disapproves.

“The kind of situations that are created are hilarious,” said Khanna. “It’s a very, very intelligent film . . . and a perfect family entertainment”

And it was those qualities that sparked the interest of Surrey-based production company, White Hill Production Inc., which picked up the rights to release the film in Canada.

“It’s 100 per cent a family movie,” said Sunny Sidhu, with White Hill Production. “It will do (well) at the box office.”

While Khanna admits she’s a little nervous for Friday’s worldwide release, she watched the movie with her co-stars on Wednesday and can’t “remember the last time I laughed so much.”

“We really hope people enjoy the film as much as we enjoyed making it and watching it,” she said.

And although she “would have loved to be in Punjab to see the reaction of the audience” for the release, because of work she’ll instead be in Mumbai, so she plans to spend opening day with family and friends.

Bha Ji In Problem is directed by Smeep Kang, who delivered films like Carry on Jatta and Lucky Di Unlucky Story. The movie is Grazing Goat Pictures’ second regional film production after its Marathi film, 72 Miles Ek Pravas.

LOCAL MOVIE TIMES

Cineplex Odeon Strawberry Hill Cinemas: Fri. Nov. 15, 1:05p.m., 4:10p.m., 7:05p.m., 10:05p.m.

Landmark Cinemas 12 Guildford Surrey: Fri. Nov. 15, 4:10p.m., 7:00p.m., 9:50p.m.

SilverCity Mission Cinemas: Fri. Nov. 15, 6:30p.m., 9:15p.m.

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