Two years after Randeep Hooda and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan starrer Sarbjit, producer Vashu Bhagnani is back. He has made two films in quick time and now incidentally both are releasing on back to back weeks. While Dil Juunglee hits the screens on 16th February, Welcome To New York would be arriving on 23rd February.
“This is a record of sorts because typically there is a gap between two films by the same producer. However, since both Dil Juunglee and Welcome To New York are ready around the same time, the makers felt it was prudent to bring them both together,” informs our source.
Dil Juunglee is a musical romcom starring Taapsee Pannu and Saqib Saleem in the lead roles. On the other hand Welcome To New York is a fun entertainer which features Sonakshi Sinha and Diljit Dosanjh as a pair with Karan Johar, Riteish Deshmukh, Lara Dutta, Boman Irani, Sushant Singh Rajput and Rana Daggubati playing themselves.
“Inherently, both films are entertainers with a happy feel to them. Dil Juunglee is arriving on a weekend straight after the Valentine’s Day [14th February] and is for the ones young at heart,” our source adds, “As for Welcome To New York, it is an experimental affair. It was shot during the last IIFA awards that were held at New York and the script of the film has been smartly woven around it.”
Both films see new directors at the helm of affairs.
“Dil Juunglee marks the debut of Aleya Sen. It is her first foray into the world of films. On the other hand Welcome To New York has Chakri Toleti making his first Hindi films. He has done a few films down South though.”
As for Vashu Bhagnani, Dil Juunglee and Welcome To New York are indeed a step ahead for the family since his children Jackky Bhagnani and Deepshika Deshmukh have also been associated with these films as the producers.