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'Thoda Pyaar is like Mr India, not Mary Poppins'

April 24, 2008 13:34 IST

newAfter giving two hits in Hum Tum and Fanaa, director Kunal Kohli is back with his next film under the Yash Raj banner, called Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic.

Interestingly, the film's name was not decided until a few days ago. Apparently, Kunal just could not think of a good title, and an assistant directed him to the current one.

"Thoda Pyaar is a story about four helpless orphans. One day, an angel [played by Rani Mukerji] comes into their life," Kunal explains.

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic also stars Saif Ali Khan and Rishi Kapoor.

"Everyone has some angel or the other. He or she comes along when you need him the most," Kunal continues. "Rishtey khoon se nahin, pyaar se bante hai [Relationships are built on love, not blood]. Blood relations can break forever but love relations don't break."  


Kunal says that his film is not a children's film. "My film is on the lines of Anil Kapoor's Mr India. It looks like a children's film but it has every element. It has villain like Mogambo, a lovely song like Kaante nahi kat teh, and also a fun element involving children."

But the film bears more resemblence to the Hollywood classic Mary Poppins, than Mr India. Tell him that, and Kunal replies, "Mary Poppins cannot be compared to my film. I don't know why people are comparing my film to that. Thoda Pyaar is a completely different.

"Saif and Rani gave me a big hit in Hum Tum and I am more than happy to repeat them in this film," he adds. "I am also taking Chintooji [Rishi Kapoor]. He is my lucky mascot. I got him in Hum Tum and Fanaa. Unfortunately, I could not accommodate Kirron Kher in this film."

Thoda Pyaar Thoda Magic will release on June 27.