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

Published: November 14, 2013
Ragini Khanna_Bhaji in Problem

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.

Ragini Khanna_Bhaji in Problem

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.

lcahute@theprovince.com
twitter.com/larissacahute


Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,





Featured

Parliament hill

Soldier, gunman die in Ottawa rampage (w/photos, video) [updated]

A soldier has died after a string of shootings across downtown Ottawa that left at least two others wounded and a gunman dead. BLAIR CRAWFORD…
Continue Reading »

Parliament gunman shot

Shaken Surrey MPs Jasbir Sandhu, Jinny Sims calling from scene of Parliament shooting (w/photos, video)

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW OTTAWA — Surrey MPs Jasbir Sandhu, Jinny Sims and their New Democrat colleagues were in a party caucus meeting in Ottawa…
Continue Reading »

LIBERTY MEDAL

Stephen Harper cancels Malala Yousafzai citizenship ceremony in light of Ottawa shooting

THE CANADIAN PRESS TORONTO – Prime Minister Stephen Harper’s office says two scheduled events today in Toronto with Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai have…
Continue Reading »

LOCAL NEWS

Parliament hill

Soldier, gunman die in Ottawa rampage (w/photos, video) [updated]

A soldier has died after a string of shootings across downtown Ottawa that left at least two others wounded and a gunman dead. BLAIR CRAWFORD…
Continue Reading »

Parliament gunman shot

Shaken Surrey MPs Jasbir Sandhu, Jinny Sims calling from scene of Parliament shooting (w/photos, video)

TOM ZYTARUK SURREY NOW OTTAWA — Surrey MPs Jasbir Sandhu, Jinny Sims and their New Democrat colleagues were in a party caucus meeting in Ottawa…
Continue Reading »

SURREY-FIELD HOCKEY

Barinder Rasode announces plan to develop field hockey pitch in Surrey

Third field at Tamanawis Park would cost approximately $3 million KYLE BENNING SURREY NOW NEWTON – Barinder Rasode and the One Surrey team were at…
Continue Reading »

Don't Miss...

Vancouver-Surrey-Festival-India

Diwali celebrations in Vancouver and Surrey

DiwaliFest celebrates its 11th anniversary from Oct. 17 to 26 at various sites in Surrey and Vancouver. Diwali Celebration Friday, Oct. 24 at Firehall Centre…
Continue Reading »

Facebook photo showing Martin Rouleau

Canada is Losing the Values War

UJJAL DOSANJH SPECIAL TO VANCOUVER DESI The dreaded happened in St-Jean-sur-Richelieu, a quiet historic town in Quebec. Many years ago I stayed there for a…
Continue Reading »

Butter Chicken

Light up Diwali with this delicious dinner: Butter Chicken, Basmati Rice with Peas, Chickpea Masala and Gulab Jamun

Indian festival is a fine reason for a feast BAL ARNESON POSTMEDIA NEWS Diwali is India’s biggest festival. People light candles and divas (small Indian…
Continue Reading »

INDIA-WILDLIFE-ELEPHANT

Heartbreaking photos of two elephants electrocuted in India

IANS Siliguri – Two elephants, including a female, were electrocuted in West Bengal’s Darjeeling district Saturday, an official said. The tuskers were found in a…
Continue Reading »

Aman Grewal

Gallery: Army officer’s wife wins Mrs. India Worldwide pageant

IANS New Delhi – Aman Grewal, wife of an army officer, was declared the winner of Haut.Monde Mrs.India Worldwide 2014 here. Grewal, who hails from…
Continue Reading »


Bollywood Latest

Bollywood

Saif Ali Khan poses with pants down

IANS New Delhi – Actor-producer Saif Ali Khan was caught and clicked with his pants down while shooting for his new film “Happy Ending”. As…
Continue Reading »

Bollywood

Bollywood actress Alia Bhatt says ‘Going Home’ a special short film

IANS Mumbai – If the masses loved her in movies like “Highway” and “Humpty Sharma Ki Dulhania”, Alia Bhatt has again won many a heart….
Continue Reading »

Priyanka Chopra

Why is Priyanka Chopra upset?

IANS Mumbai – Actress Priyanka Chopra had to cancel her pre-Diwali plans as she is down with an eye infection. And now she is fuming….
Continue Reading »