In a coming together for the first time of two of Bollywood’s most interesting producers, Balaji Motion Pictures (Balaji) joins hands with Pritish Nandy Communications (PNC) to present the sequel to PNC’s hit from 2006, Pyaar Ke Side/Effects. The sequel is titled Shaadi Ke Side/Effects and stars in principal roles, Farhan Akhtar and Vidya Balan. They are joined by a stellar ensemble cast of celebrity international stand-up comic Vir Das, TV’s biggest star Ram Kapoor and his wife Gautami, singer-actress Ila Arun and legendary singer Hariharan who plays Farhan’s father in the film. Saket Chaudhary, director of the original, remains director on the sequel and Pritam who scored the chart-busting music of the original comes back as music director to revive the magic of Pyaar Karke Pachtaya.
The iconic characters, Sid and Trisha, come to life in the sequel, now as husband and wife. Sid having beaten his fear of marriage and Trisha having finally gotten around to saying her vows the third time round. Now they must address themselves to the impossible task of coping with each other’s fantasies and realities. Will they succeed? Only Shaadi Ke Side/Effects will tell.
This delightful and intimate romantic comedy that peeks into the life of the newly married Sid and Trisha goes on floors this month. Pritish Nandy, Producer, says “We have the hottest stars of 2013 with us, Farhan after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and the star of the upcoming Bhaag Milkha Bhaag and Vidya after The Dirty Picture and Kahaani together for the first time on screen. They make the perfect Sid and Trisha, each fighting for space in their marriage. Shaadi Ke Side/Effects is a witty, sexy, hilarious comedy that will warm your hearts and to all you newly-weds, it’s time to pick a side again in the war of Mars versus Venus”.
After the stupendous success of The Dirty Picture, powerhouse producer Ekta Kapoor and Vidya Balan come together yet again. Ekta Kapoor, Producer, says “Shaadi Ke Side/Effects is going to be a laughathon and entertainment all the way! It’s going to be exciting working with Farhan who is extremely talented and of course Vidya Balan who is an actress par excellence and my personal favorite”.
Says Alpana Mishra, CEO Alt, Balaji Motion Pictures “We at Balaji are just waiting to see this fantastic script brought to life by these very fine and talented actors. Also, it’s a film that everyone will identify with as at some point they themselves or friends’ and family around them have gone through the stages that Sid and Trisha go through”.
Balaji Motion Pictures and Pritish Nandy Communications’ Shaadi Ke Side Effects goes on floors on February 17, 2013. The film will hit theatres on December 6, 2013.