Behen Hogi Teri, the romantic comedy starring Rajkummar Rao and Shruti Haasan opposite each other, which was initially set for release on May 26, will now finally hit cinema screens on June 9. The plot of the film revolves around Gattu (Rao) a small town guy who wants to woo his neighborhood crush Binny (Haasan) but the people around him are hell bent on calling her his sister, remember the ‘All Indians are my brothers and sisters’ pledge? The film is a humorous take on this pledge and highlights the struggles of a man who doesn’t want to get ‘Bhai-zoned’.
Apart from Rajkummar and Shruti, the film also stars Gautam Gulati, Darshan Jariwala, Gulshan Grover and Ranjit among others. The film hit headlines recently, when the makers of the film were accused of hurting religious sentiments and had to go through a whole lot of legal issues on account of a poster of the film released digitally. The said poster showed Rajkummar Rao dressed up as Lord Shiva.
While, the producers of Behen Hogi Teri (Tony D’Souza, Amul Vikas Mohan, Nitin Upadhyaya) termed this as clear bullying by the publicity seeking fringe groups, Rajkummar Rao took the diplomatic stance in his views. He said, “I felt sad and unfortunate about what happened. Our legal team is taking care of it. I’m glad they are out. We all are busy promoting the film and telling people that we are not here to hurt sentiments. It’s a fun quirky film and there is nothing wrong with it.”
Behen Hogi Teri is described as a ‘circumstantial comedy’ which is closer to reality. The director, Ajay. K. Pannalal insisted that the film had to be shot in real and live locations thus taking the cast and crew to Lucknow, which ultimately helped in capturing the charm and culture of this historic city.
Take a look at the trailer of the film: