April 8, 2010 (Calcutta Tube): It’s a Wonderful Afterlife, the much awaited English film directed by Gurinder Chadha will have a Hindi version.
The film was earlier dubbed in Punjabi called Hai Mar Java and has been scrapped. Although Gurinder denied that the Punjabi version had been scrapped, Shabana confirmed it and stated that the Punjabi version was done away with because it didn’t have a pan-India appeal and that Hindi works better in the country. She is now dubbing for the film in Hindi.
Gurinder, however, states that the Punjabi version hasn’t been scrapped and that it’s Punjabi with a Hindi flavour.
Starring Shabana Azmi, Sendhil Ramamurthy, Sanjeev Bhaskar and Goldy Notay, the movie is about a Punjabi NRI mother in Britain (played by Shabana) whose only worry in life is to get her daughter married. Shabana, who had to learn Punjabi just for the film, isn’t impressed by the decision to scrap the Punjabi version.
The film’s English version will be releasing in UK on April 23rd and May 7th is the release date for the Hindi version.
– Sampurn Wire