Rekha has ventured out on reality shows for the first time for our film – Indra Kumar

Rekha has ventured out on reality shows for the first time for our film - Indra Kumar

The prolific filmmaker Indra Kumar whose films range from the raunchy Grand Masti to the emotional Beta, is at the moment feeling deeply emotional towards Rekha, the leading of his new film Super Naani.

"What she has done for our film, she has never done before in her 45-year career. She went on reality shows like Comedy Nights With Kapil and Bigg Boss for our film. The impact has been tremendous Suddenly new generations have woken up to the phenomenon called Rekha," says Indra Kumar.

Rekha's last television appearance was on Rendezvous With Simi Garewal. After which she had pledged not to be seen on television, unless she did her own show.

"And what a grand welcome she has got on television!" says Indra Kumar.

The director who has worked with Rekha for the first time says Super Naani is a tremendous challenge for her. "This is film adaptation of the legendary Gujarati play Baa Mari Boundary. The legendary Padma Rani played the lead in the play. That's a tough act to follow up. Only an actress of Rekha's caliber could have pulled it off."

Indu, as he's affectionately called by all his friends, is sure this film would take Rekha's career to another level. "Every member of the audience would identify with her and her story. Yeh ghar-ghar ki kahaani hai."

Curiously Indu comes to this wholesome family saga after the sex comedy Grand Masti.

"That was another world, another tale, another Friday. We were very clear about making a sex comedy, so clear that we stepped forward to ask for an 'Adults' certificate from the censor board. They were aghast because no producer had ever voluntarily asked for an 'A'."

Indra Kumar says he isn't looking at directing another sex comedy for a long time. "There was a gap of 9 years between Masti and Grand Masti. We need a decent enough gap between Grand Masti and the next film in the series."

Article written by staff at Bollywood Hungama. Read more

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