Bollywood filmmaker Ramesh Sippy Wednesday recreated the popular suicide scene from his famous film Sholay to promote his upcoming movie Nautanki Saala. The film is a comedy starring Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunal Roy Kapur.

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As part of the promotional proceedings, Ayushmann was standing neara hoarding on the busy link road in Andheri with Kunal on the billboard. Kunal became Veeru shouting famous dialogues of Dharamendra from the suicide scene in Sholey while Ayushmann became Jai, character played by Amitabh Bachchan, and was trying to convince Kunal not to jump. Kunal came down with help of cable wire, thereby unveiling the poster of the film.

Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunal Roy Kapur
Ayushmann Khurrana and Kunal Roy Kapur

“This thing was done only for promotions. The idea of having this famous scene from ‘Sholay’ just came randomly and we thought to use it as this would help grab eyeballs,” director Rohan Sippy told the media.

The director also added that the scene will not be a part of the film. “The scene is just a part of the promotions and is not there in the film,” he said.

Nautanki Saala is slated for an April release.

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