samantha siddharth nithya menon bellamkonda suresh nandini reddy సమంత సిద్ధార్థ నిత్యా మీనన్ బెల్లంకొండ సురేష్ నందినీరెడ్డి
Director Nandini denies copying the Hindi hit. "I never set out to make Band Baaja Baaraat and we never even got the feeling that it was similar when we were making the movie, says the director. But then there is too much of a similarity (the wedding planning backdrop et al), isn't it? "Look to start with, Sid and Sam play event managers in the movie and not wedding planners. They plan college fresher's parties, corporate dos, Sashtipurthi functions and baby showers. The company with which we signed an in-film branding deal with is also an event management company. I wanted a backdrop of event management because it adds colour and vibrancy to the movie. In any case, there have been many Hollywood movies with have been set in the backdrop of wedding planning. It just so happened that BBB is the only Hindi movie to have used that backdrop," defends Nandini.
Story first published: Tuesday, February 26, 2013, 10:40 [IST]