Inefficiency of power depts inspires a romantic comedy
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When the whole of Punjab is reeling under power cuts, comedian Jaspal Bhatti was seen singing in delight "power cut lagg ve gaya, lai gaya make up te chhutt gaye passeney, power cut lag ve gaya" — not because he owns a generator or an inverter manufacturing company, but because he is coming up with a Punjabi comedy movie Power Cut, to be released this summer.
The lead artists of the film, Jaspal Bhatti's son Jasraj Bhatti, Surilie Gautam and Zafar Khan, on Saturday "welcomed" power cuts in Ludhiana by distributing hand fans while posing for the media at the Feroz Gandhi Market.
"If our politicians tried to get electric power with half the energy they use to come to political power, the country' future will brighten up with full wattage. We are thankful to inefficient power ministries and electricity department to inspire us to make a romantic comedy on the backdrop of our power system," Bhatti told mediapersons.
He added: "During his Budget speech of Punjab finance minister, thrice there were power cuts. It is high time that they start giving subsidy to candle and lantern making units."
Bhatti, who himself is an electrical engineer, plans to dub Power Cut in Hindi and Tamil as well as "Tamil Nadu has the same electricity problem that Punjab and Delhi faces".
Other lead actors in the movie are Prem Chopra, Jaspal Bhatti, Savita Bhatti, Jaswinder Bhalla and Rajesh Puri. While title song has been sung by Mika while Sunidhi Chauhan, Master Saleem and Laimber Hussainpuri lent their voice.
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