Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra’s Jabariya Jodi is already making noise with its trailer and songs launch.
As the film’s subject is based in Bihar, the dialect becomes an asset that has to be correctly worked upon by the characters. Sidharth Malhotra and Parineeti Chopra who play the lead pair in the film, spoke about how they worked on their language to ace the Bihari accent.
They said, “We were quite lucky as our director and writer are from that state. The language we are speaking is called Patnai. It’s also called Patna’s Hindi and its a mixture of everything that is Maithili, Bhojpuri and Maghai. And we have used that as it’s a Hindi picture. For about two months we practiced and rehearsed and took training for the same. Ajay Sir was our diction quote and our director helped us a lot.”
Jabariya Jodi is based on a real-life practice that is prevalent in Bihar and in some parts of Uttar Pradesh. Tradition has it that eligible grooms are kidnapped by the bride’s family and are forced to get married in order to avoid paying dowry. Since marriage is considered sacred, the grooms do not get the marriage annulled. The practice has been around for decades and Jabariya Jodi takes an interesting take on the concept of Pakadwa Shaadi or Jabariya Shaadi.
The Prashant Singh directorial is shot at real locations in Uttar Pradesh.
In the film, Sidharth Malhotra will essay the role of a rustic character while Parineeti Chopra will play a headstrong woman.
The film’s cast also includes Aparshakti Khurana, Sanjay Mishra, Neeraj Sood, Gopal Dutt, Javed Jaffrey, and Chandan Roy Sanyal.
Produced by Shobha Kapoor, Ekta Kapoor, and Shailesh R Singh, Jabariya Jodi is a Balaji Telefilms and Karma Media & Entertainment production and releases on August 2, 2019.