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‘Tere Bin Laden’ director Abhishek Sharma recalls how Boney Kapoor saved his film

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Today, on the 16th of July 2020, Abhishek Sharma’s hit film ‘Tere Bin Laden’ completed 10 whole years. In a recent interview, Abhishek Sharma recalls how there were no distributors for his film when one fine day Boney Kapoor saved it.

So, the storyline basically goes like Ali, a reporter, is frustrated after his US visa gets rejected repeatedly. He stumbles upon a look- a -like of the dreaded Osama Bin Laden, captures him on camera and releases a video on the internet, creating widespread havoc all over the world.

The lead star of the film was Ali Zafar. The film was hilarious and full of adventures. However, as per the director, a film like that wasn’t easy to sell back then, in the year 2010. But, Boney Kapoor saved his day by buying the film.

In a recent interview about the film, director Abhishek Sharma said, “After a smooth production, we hit a wall. Nobody wanted to distribute our film. My producers Pooja (Shetty Deora) and Aarti (Shetty) showed the film to some of the leading studios and distributors of that time but nobody had faith in it. One of the distributors even said that this film should never see the light of day as it will bring a bad reputation to the producers. We were shattered by this response but didn’t give up.”

“After all, for the three of us, it was our first film and we completely believed in it. Maybe the narrative was ahead of its time and it didn’t fit in the category of a conventional Bollywood film. The struggle continued with no success, and then one fine day Mr. Boney Kapoor saw the film. He loved it and offered to distribute the film himself. His conviction and passion for ‘Tere Bin Laden’ were infectious and the momentum shifted. We were all very confident now that the film will be liked by the Bollywood audience. The film released with very low numbers but with great word of mouth doubled its collection on Saturday. And most shows were houseful on Sunday. It was a sleeper hit of the year and a lot of distributors apologised to my producers for being wrong about the film,” he added.

Boney Kapoor proved to be an angel for Abhishek Sharma. All thanks to him, we got to watch this comic movie. However on the work front, Abhishek Sharma’s next film “Suraj Pe Mangal Bhari” stars Manoj Bajpayee and Diljit Dosanjh along with Fatima Sana Shaikh. As per sources, the film will be released in the month of September 2020. So stay tuned.