Dhamaal entry for Total Dhamaal!
The Total Dhamaal trailer launch was a showy affair.
Indra Kumar's latest film is the third in his Dhamaal series.
Total Dhamaal stars Anil Kapoor, Johnny Lever, Jaaved Jaaferi, Madhuri Dixit, Ajay Devgn, Arshad Warsi, Sanjay Mishra, Riteish Deshmukh, Esha Gupta, Pitobash Tripathy and Vijay Patkar.
The stars -- barring Ritesih and Esha who were absent at the launch -- arrived in an open jeep accompanied by band baaja.
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"We have had a phenomenal association," AK told the media at the trailer launch. "To be back together is not only professionally great, but also emotionally."
"It is always wonderful working with him," Madhuri added. "I have worked with my Beta team (Director Indra Kumar, Producer Ashok Thakeria and AK) so it is wonderful."
Asked if AK had changed since their last film together, Madhuri said, "I don't think Anil can ever change. He will always be the same."
Madhuri also spoke about the fun she had filming Total Dhamaal. "The amount I laughed in between shots with this team, if the audience laughs even half of it, this film will be a success."
Ajay Devgn and Madhuri last worked together in 2001's Yeh Raaste Hain Pyaar Ke, so it is a reunion for them as well.
Jaaved Jaaferi praised Indra Kumar and revealed how he kept all of them in control.
"Ajay Devgn is the funniest of all," says Arshad Warsi, who has worked with Devgn on the Golmaal films. Arshad also described Indra Kumar as the "sweetest director we have ever worked with."
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Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar. Videos: Afsar Dayatar/Rediff.com