Mumbai & Punjab in splits after special screenings of ‘Bhaji in Problem’
Grazing Goat Pictures had a few lucky viewers in splits at special screenings of their first ever Punjabi Comedy film ‘Bhaji in Problem’ which releases worldwide today.
The production banner spearheaded by Akshay Kumar and Ashvini Yardi organized a special screening in Mumbai and the film’s premiere in Chandigarh consecutively on Wednesday and Thursday this week and all the attendees were full of praises for the film.
Akshay Kumar’s dear friend and leading Indian cricketer Yuvraj Singh attended the screening in Mumbai and the Deputy Chief Minister of Punjab, Mr Sukhbir Singh Badal along with legendary actor Dharamendra graced the screening in Chandigarh. Akshay and Ashvini made an appearance at both the venues in support of the film and cheered on the cast and crew of his film. Leading lady, Ragini Khanna who makes her Punjabi Cinema debut, accompanied Akshay and Ashvini to the Mumbai screening of the film whereas whilst the other cast and crew members, Gurpreet Ghuggi, Gippy Grewal and director Smeep Kang were seen at the Chandigarh screening. According to an onlooker in Mumbai, Yuvraj found the film so funny that he fell off his chair laughing while watching the film.
The Chandigarh premiere was met with a flurry of excited audiences and fanfare to welcome in the stars of Bhaji in Problem, a film which is set to be a game changer for Punjabi cinema globally.
Post the screening in Mumbai, Akshay Kumar released a video message for his International fans saying, “This is the first time I’m making a film in Punjabi. Bhaji in Problem will be releasing on the 15th of November, which is a very funny film with a lot of emotions as well. I want to invite everyone to come watch the film, with your entire family, your mom and dad, your grandparents, come with everyone and enjoy the film”
In speaking about the release, Ashvini Yardi said: “We are very excited about the release of our first Punjabi Film Bhaji in Problem. The film has turned out really well and is a laugher riot which can be enjoyed with the entire family. The film looks promising, our friends and guests have enjoyed the screenings and we are certain it will perform well internationally. We cannot wait to see the audiences reactions.”
Bhaji in Problem’ stars some of Punjab’s most reputed stars Gippy Grewal and Gurpreet Ghuggi who are joined by Sasural Ghenda Phool’s Suhana Raghini Khanna, and veteran actor Om Puri as central characters. The film is directed by Smeep Kang who has delivered successful hits such as Carry on Jatta and Lucky Di Unlucky Story. The film also sees cricketer Harbajan Singh make a friendly appearance in the film. Akshay Kumar who is producing the film with Ashvini Yardi under their production banner Grazing Goat Pictures, will also be seen featuring in an extended role in the film.
‘Bhaji in Problem’ is their second regional film production after the poignant Marathi film ’72 Miles Ek Pravas’ and third feature film after the box office hit OMG: Oh My God, which grossed over 100 Crores at the international and Indian box office, and gained rave reviews from audiences and critics alike.