No similarity between `Bittoo Boss`,`Band Baaja Baarat`: Babul

Last Updated: Apr 11, 2012, 11:11 AM IST

Mumbai: Debutant director Supavitra Babul says his soon-to-be-released film `Bittoo Boss` does not bear any resemblance to the 2010 hit movie `Band Baaja Baarat`.

The promos of `Bittoo Boss` reminds one of the Yash Raj Films` `Band Baaja Baarat` that revolved around weddings, while the upcoming film is also woven around marriages.

Actor Ranveer Singh, who debuted with `Band Baaja Baarat`, had made his character of a Delhi boy Bittoo lovable. Even Bollywood newcomer Pulkit Samrat plays a character named Bittoo in the upcoming film.

However, comparisons don`t bother the debutant director Supavitra Babul.

"There are no similarities between `Bittoo Boss` and `Band Baaja Baarat`. There are no comparisons between the two movies. Our film is very grounded, organic and natural while, `Band Baaja Baarat` had that typical Yash Raj Films, look and feel, it was very filmy. I am not perturbed by the comparisons," director Supavitra Babul told reporters in an interview.

"Our story and characters are different. We have shown the point of view of videographers in our film, which has never featured in Hindi cinema. Also, in terms of the budget, our (budget) is one-third of it (`Band Baaja Baarat`)," he
said.

The first-time director says that due to the name of the character Bittoo and the rhythm of the film that everyone might have found similarities between the two movies.

`Bittoo Boss` features TV actor Pulkit Samrat of `Kyunki Saas Bhi Kabhi Bahu Thi` and Amita Pathak, producer Kumar Mangat`s daughter, who debuted in `Haal-E-Dil`.

The censor board had rejected the promo of `Bittoo Boss` that is scheduled to release on April 13. The promo of the film shows everything through the lenses of a cameraman, played by Pulkit, has guests at a wedding asking the video camera guy top shoot them as well. Dialogues like `meri bhi lo` (a shot, in this context) had irked the censor committee.

Though the norm is to slot a film into categories like `A`, `U/A` or `U` rating, but the censor board has introduced - `Parental Guidance` norm for this film.

"Initially I thought that since we do not have stars in our film, there is discrepancy and biased attitude. I also felt it was unfair on their part to raise objection...to reject the promo for the use of this line -- `meri bhi lo`.

But then they have their own reasons and points, they have to be careful, specially after the song `D K Bose`," Babul said.

"But once they saw our film they understood what we are trying to show. Few things that they had suggested have been changed, but that we will not hamper or take away from the storyline. In our film, there is no nudity, violence, etc," he said.

PTI