Bollywood romance is cunning now: Amitosh Nagpal

Actor Amitosh Nagpal says Bollywood romance has become "cunning and clever".

He is excited for the release on Friday of his film "Panchlait" which, after the late actor-filmmaker Raj Kapoor's "Teesri Kasam" (1966), is based on the renowned writer Phanishwar Nath Renu's story. 

The film is set in 1954 with a rural backdrop and tells the story of a village that has no electricity. 

"The story is from one of the most celebrated writers, Phanishwar Nath Renu so, it is an opportunity for me. The kind of romance the film has, it has been missing from movie nowadays. It is an opportunity to present sweet and cute kind of romance, which is difficult to do in a film. 

"Today, Bollywood romance is cunning and clever, but this one has sweetness of that time so, I was eager to do the film," said Amitosh.

Director Prem Prakash Modi also emphasised on the value of Indian literature.

"Why are we running after William Shakespeare and foreign stories? Our nation has abundant stories revolving around literature and if we take them into consideration, then we will be able to make powerful cinema," he said.

"This film will show the roots, culture and reflect on the values of our country. It showcases the strengths of our Indian literature," added the director. 

Actor Pranay Narayan shared what pulled him towards the film. "First, the story is written by Phanishwar Nath Renu, and I've seen 'Teesri Kasam', which is based on his story 'Maare Gaye Gulfam'. The second reason is he belongs to Bihar." 


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