Dharmendra knew Yamla Pagla Deewana 2 would turn out bad

Mumbai: Veteran actor Dharmendra says Yamla Pagla Deewana was born out of a desire to make a comedy but while shooting for the sequel of the film, he realised that it was not turning out to be as expected.

The Deols – Dharmendra and sons, Sunny and Bobby – came together on screen for the first time in 2006 with the family drama Apne.

They followed it up with the comedy Yamla Pagla Deewana in 2011, which was a huge hit, but its sequel did not do well at the box office.

"Apne had made people cry so I told someone that next time I'll make you laugh. We didn't even have a script or anything ready then. We made Yamla Pagla Deewana one. But there's this 'beemari' of franchise and sequel," Dharmendra said.

"We had to make a sequel but it was taking time. Things were not falling into place and then even the screenplay wasn't good. I knew while doing the film that it's rubbish (bakwaas) and had told the crew that I'm not enjoying shooting it," he added.

The film is scheduled to release on August 31.

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