`Damadamm` has a Hrishikesh Mukherjee feel to it: Sonal Sehgal

Updated: Oct 25, 2011, 14:07 PM IST

Mumbai: Actress Sonal Sehgal says her upcoming film `Damadamm` is a light hearted romantic comedy in the genre of `Guddi`, `Gol Maal` and `Bawarchi` made by yesteryear`s director Hrishikesh Mukherjee.

`Damadamm`, debut directorial of Swapna Waghmare, stars Himesh Reshammiya in the lead role and is his fifth film after the back-to-back flops `Aap Kaa Surroor`, `Karzz`, `Radio` and `Kajraare`.

"The fun flavour of the film will remind you of `Khatta Meetha`, `Baaton Baaton Mein`, `Khoobsurat` etc., all of which were comedies but there was no silly act or slapstick there. In `Damadamm` too you will neither see any sequences that don`t make any sense whatsoever or any ridiculous jokes that only make you cringe in your seat," Sonal told PTI.

The actress who has worked with Reshammiya before in `Radio`, says that there was a instant bonding and comfort level that she shared with the composer-actor and co-star Purbi Joshi.

"If you share a good comfort level with the people involved in the making of a film, it reflects on screen.

Whether it was Himesh, Purbi Joshi or Swapna, there was no place for ego or one up-manship. It was one big fun outing and there was no tension whatsoever," she added.

The film follows the story of a common man (Himesh) who has a nagging girlfriend (Purbi). However he starts seeing a different meaning of love when he comes across another girl (Sonal).

Though `Ra.One`s` release is the biggest thing this Diwali, Sonal says she is not nervous for her film, which releases on the same day.

"Even if I wasn`t associated with `Damadamm`, I would have still wanted to watch it since the film looks so fresh.

There is this definite sincerity and honestly in `Damadamm` which makes it look so interesting.

"Of course I would want to watch `Ra.One` as well. As an audience why should I, or for that matter anyone, be forced to make any choice whatsoever?," Sehgal said.

Sonal also talked about Reshammiya`s character in the movie saying it was just apt for him.

"He was completely effortless playing Sameer. When we had worked together in `Radio`, it was a relatively far more serious film and dealt with complex relationships. On the other hand `Damadamm` is far more fun oriented," she said.

The actress, who is married to Naresh Kamath, member of the band Kailasa, says that being married doesn`t affect her acting career.

"Naresh has no hang ups when it comes to my career. He knows that I have been an actress. Moreover he is himself so busy with his band that he would rather prefer I keep working," she said.