Director Ashwani Dhir on Son Of Sardar (Interview)

Ashwani DhirIn an interview, Son Of Sardar director Ashwani Dhir spoke about his ambitious Diwali release.

On some of the over-the-top comic sequences in the trailers of Son Of Sardar

  • Ajay Devgn is not an over the top actor. We have good Punjabi humour in the film. It is all about the dialogues and it is not a slapstick comedy. It is large than life but not over the top.

On what’s different from the original Telugu film Maryada Ramanna

  • The zone is completely different in both the films. Only plots are same, otherwise both the films are completely different. ‘Son Of Sardaar’ is a complete entertainment package. It is a Diwali film completely. It has a combination of everything from comedy to romance to action.

On the complaint filed in a court against Ajay Devgn, for maligning and defaming the Sikh community.

  • The film is not based on Sikh religion. It could have been a Parsi, a Gujarati or a Muslim… The film is about Punjabi environment. Since Punjabis are larger than life, so is the film.We try to make different kind of films, which must entertain people. People want to laugh while watching a comedy. ‘Son Of Sardaar’ is about Punjabi values but it is entertaining at the same time.

On the future and the possibility of a Son Of Sardar sequel

  • If it is a hit, then we might make it again as a series. It all depends on how the film does at the box office. We will talk after the film is a hit.


TILU NEBHANI:  (November 1, 2012 at 8:40 pm)

this movie is gonna be a massive BLOCKBUSTER. love u Ajay sir.

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Shahid:  (November 1, 2012 at 8:42 pm)

This Diwali only Jab Hai Jaan ! :)

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Shahid:  (November 1, 2012 at 8:44 pm)

The director says that Ajay is not a Top Actor ! :/
lolzz.. :D

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Sahruk:  (November 1, 2012 at 8:46 pm)

This diwali is all about Son of Sardaar. go watch it instead of the other ‘bad’ movie releasing along side it.

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Sahruk:  (November 1, 2012 at 8:48 pm)

@shahid he said Ajay is not an over-the-top actor. he never said anything about his stardom or anything. don’t u understand english??

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hawkeye:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:10 pm)

If it is a comedy y only chose a sardar? y not any other community ? they make fun of sardars and pls I ask u do ajay really looks a sardar? he looks a ‘black donkey’ and sonakshi looks a ‘HIPPO’ the way she dances in raja rani song

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king khan:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:17 pm)

This diwali all south indian crap movie lovers will see how a original movie will slaughter a remake. And for kind info of hater JTHJ isn’t a remake of ‘daag’.

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sandy y2j:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:21 pm)

sos is all time disaster…ajay is nating in frnt of srk…diwali bekar witout king of romance..

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lil wayne:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm)

for ur kind information…its a remake of “Motorcycle diaries”..(2004)

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niloy:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:23 pm)

All Time Disaster For SOS……It is confirmed……..

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G A U R I:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:31 pm)

go watch Son of Sardaar this diwali. and don’t waste time watching that stupid old guy romancing young heroines.

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amol:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:37 pm)

Yrf is big cheater.

Yash Chopra played very dirty politics in screen booking.

If you are a loyal Indian then watch only SOS on Diwali.

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lil wayne:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:41 pm)

dnt try to get yash chopra into it….we dnt knw its a politics or publicity stunt..nd loyal fans will surely watch their respective movies….

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amol:  (November 1, 2012 at 9:52 pm)

@il wayne

You will get the answer who did it after courts result.

But if Yash Chopra did it then in simple words He didn’t had confidance on his work & thats why he used Salman to book screens.

If Srk & Aditya did it then take that they made fraud with Yash Chopra & now using his death also.

My friend a good film work in less screens as well(Dabangg collected 140 crs with 1600 screens).
Then why Yrf not agreed on 2000 screens each?

Such a shame…

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salman:  (November 1, 2012 at 10:15 pm)

well Ajay Devgn suing YRF for
monopoly is like fox taking legal
action against lion for its
dominance in the jungle

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salman:  (November 1, 2012 at 10:17 pm)

Suing production houses &
Actors b4 their film release,
Become a fashion nowadays..
Lets sue Ajay devgn for showing
pathetic po po song.

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salman:  (November 1, 2012 at 10:18 pm)

We had announced
would be a Diwali
2012 release as far
back as 27th June
2011 and thereafter
every press release
of ours reiterated
this. Given that
most big ticket
films avoid
releases, it was odd
that Son of Sardar
announced their
release for the same
day almost a year
later on 29th May
2012. They were
also able to lock
their final
distribution partner
as late as 4th Oct
This is yrf statement

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Nilesh:  (November 1, 2012 at 10:45 pm)

This is heights of craze in each and every circuit:--

Jab tak hai jaan --

Mumbai- 75%









punjab- 60%


son of sardar :-

Mumbai -- 45%

delhi -- 50%

punjab -- 80%

rajasthan -70%

kolkata -- 40%

nizam- 45%


ci -- 65%

cp -- 70%

bihar- 55%

concise boxoffice

According To Koma nahta ..only masses have good buzz for sos…….otherwise…jab tak hai jaan far ahead from son of sardar..

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AMAR:  (November 1, 2012 at 10:50 pm)

shame to YFR and SRK doing drity game wit h ajay so cheap for screen booking useing ek tha tiger.
its open balkmailing

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am srk:  (November 1, 2012 at 10:51 pm)

to make jthj atbb srk fans wil wash salman car also..cheapos

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Nilesh:  (November 1, 2012 at 10:56 pm)

Correct ur Figures Friend.

Srk wins the Battle With huge margin…..

2010 Films Worldwide Gross..
MNIK ======214 Crore(Still to be release in China)

Dabangg====214 Crore

2011 Films Salman..(Huge positivity )

Ready======182 Crore Gross

Bodyguard====229 Crore Gross

Total========411 Crore

2011 Films Srk…(With huge negativity) Crore(All Version) (Still ruining In Taiwan & Japan)(Collection not added)

Don 2========238 Crore (All Version) (Still ruining In Europe)

Total=========467.75 Crore

According to Worldwide Collection Srk Still no 1…

But in India Salman No 1..

concise boxoffice fecebook

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Ajay:  (November 1, 2012 at 11:12 pm)

Ajay devgn is most verstile actor..he perform all type of role wid same grace romantic..comedy.action..drama..classic..e.g. Diljale..shaheed bhagat singh..golmaal..gangajal..pyar to hona hi tha..jigar..dilwale..once upon a time in mumbai..rajneeti..deewangi..hum dil de chuke sanam etc.

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srk king:  (November 1, 2012 at 11:24 pm)

u all will not accept but srk,s ,don2
and mnik has surpassed every l a l l u film in
worldwide NET collections…out of which is still releasing in countries like
russia ,japan etc…only coll. of 3i and ett

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Akash:  (November 1, 2012 at 11:52 pm)

LMAO even in overseas, the highest grossing Bolywood movie is the Aamir Khan starrer 3 Idiots. so poor srk fans stop giving wrong BO figures.

top worldwide collections:

3 idiots -- 385 crs
Ek Tha Tiger -- 307 crs
Bodyguard -- 240 crs
Dabangg -- 230 crs
Don 2 -- 206 crs
Rowdy Rathore- 202 crs

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