Some of the most powerful ‘jodis’ are all set to make a comeback on the 80 mm screen thanks to Vishal Bharadwaj and KK Yadav. While Vishal will reunite the pairing of Pankaj Kapur & Shabana Azmi, Yadav’s film will see the yesteryear pairing of Jeetendra and Hema Malini back on screen. It was two decades back, in 1992, when the acclaimed actors Pankaj Kapur and Shabana Azmi did a film together in the classic ‘Ek Doctor Ki Maut’. And after twenty long years, director Vishal Bharadwaj has succeeded in drawing them aboard for his next project titled ‘Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola’. Reports say that initially Shabana was unsure about her character in the film but she gave her nod to Vishal once she learnt that she will get to share screen space with the talented Pankaj Kapur.
Shabana is, currently, doing look-tests for the role which is seemingly an unconventional one. In another movie titled ‘Barbareek’ helmed by KK Yadav, the superstars of yesterday Jeetendra and Hema Malini are coming together. The two were last seen together in ‘Dil Aashna Hai’ which was released back in 1992. Fans will surely look forward to their return as pair in ‘Barbareek’ which stars many faces from the popular Mahabharata TV show. Yadav has expressed his elation and enthusiasm about working with the two senior actors from the industry who are extremely respected & a power-house of acting. Besides, they bring to the project a lot of star power as well.
Confirming his presence in the film, Jeetendra quips that though he rarely ventures out to the film studios these days, he is pretty upbeat about this film since he loves to work opposite old friends and working with Hema after so many years will definitely be a real joy. Interestingly, Jeetendra cites that the chief reason why he has done this film is that he gets to do a song which reminds him of an old hit track ‘Tune Mujhe Bulaya Sherawaliya’ from his earlier film ‘Asha’. Ah, nostalgia!