There is going to be more than one reason to catch Anurag Singh’s Punjabi romcom,Jatt & Juliet. And the first is to applaud the chemistry between its lead actors Neeru Bajwa and Diljit Dosanjh. The two stopped by in the city to enthral the audience and celebrate World Music Day organised by CITCO and Chandigarh tourism on June 20 and 21 at the Sector-17 Plaza,Chandigarh.
Famous for his films like ‘The Lions of Punjab’ and ‘Jihne Mera Dil Luteya’ and his super hit tracks,including ‘Panga’,’Lakk 28 Kudi da’,Dosanjh and Bajwa gave an opening performance. The duo performed on Fatt,Kudiye mind na Kari,a track from their upcoming movie ‘Jatt & Juliet’.
As they brace themselves for the release of their film on June 29,Bajwa coos how it is a one-of-its-kind Punjabi romcom. Going by the trailors and songs,the film does seem worth a watch. “It is a story of a naughty,rogish ‘desi’ guy and a modern Canada-based Punjabi girl,and how both land up in same situations,” Bajwa throws light on the love-hate sparks between the two characters.
“Jatt and Juliet have been beautifully etched and written,and the movie lives up to the old saying,that the feeling of love is strongest at the point of separation,” said Bajwa,who shares a raging on-screen chemistry with Dosanjh.
“He is the next best thing that has happened to Punjabi cinema…you should have seen the girls going mad after him in Canada and Punjab,” smiles Bajwa. At the top of her game and the leading lady of Punjabi cinema,Bajwa is happy doing Punjabi films rather than “strutting in revealing clothes and showing my cleavage in Bollywood.” Next in the pipeline is a musical comedy,Pinky Mogewali.
Also starring Jaswinder Bhalla,Rana Ranbir,Upasna Singh and BN Sharma,the film saw its music release today by Speed Records. “You have to check out DJ Nicke’s Pooja Kiven track,it is a peppy song,” said Dosanjh,who too has given the playback along with Sukhwinder Singh. While the lyrics have been penned by Veer Baljit,Raj Kakra,Sharry Mann,Jaggi Singh and Babu Singh Mann,the music has been given by Jatinder Shah.
This October,Dosanjh will also be releasing his album. “I have two,Temptations and Back to Basics,and I’ll be releasing one of them,” said Dosanjh,who is also acting in Dheeraj Rattan’s directorial debut film,Saadi Love Story. But it is his project with Singh,1984 Punjab,that is making waves. “I was born in 1984,and have grown up on stories and incidents around that time. The terrorism in Punjab and its aftermath has been on my mind and we are looking for producers for this project,” Dosanjh said agreeing that the film will require a lot of research and thought,and will create controversy too.