'Nautanki Saala' actors recreate 'Sholay' scene

Mumbai, Jan 23 (IANS) 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.

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.

"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.

Kunal who was seen in the film "Delhi Belly" said that he was initially hesitant to perform the act.

"I was kind of scared to do the act. But I had a great time...It was fun," Kunal said.

Talking about the film "Nautanki Saala", Ayushmann said that it was a fun experience.

"We had great fun doing this film. Kunal is a brilliant actor," Ayushmann said.

"Nautanki Saala" is slated for an April release.