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Bollywood's "Khatta Meetha" Faved In Goa Assembly, But Not On Screen

The tale of a struggling road constructor, Sachin Tichkule, who dreams big but cannot fulfill his dreams because of his inability to pay bribes to the country's corrupt men, might have not interested the common man, but director Priyadarshan's latest Hindi satire "Khatta Meetha" has rocked the Goa Legislative Assembly.

The politicians on Monday compared the contractor-oriented systemic corruption shown in the movie starring Akshay Kumar and Trisha Krishnan with the corruption in the state.

Bharatiya Janata Party (Bjp) legislator Damu Naik called on all legislators to watch the movie. Speaking during a discussion on public works-related demands, Naik, who himself is a film producer, said, "Everyone among you must see 'Khatta Meetha'. It is a movie about a contractor and his struggle with corruption. A lot of the things seen in the movie are just like what happens in Goa."

Krishnan will make her debut in
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Akshay starrer Khatta Meetha takes a dig at corruption

After tickling the funny bones of their fans with 'Hera Pheri' 'Garam Masala' and 'Bhool Bhulaiyaa', the hit pair of director Priyadarshan and actor Akshay Kumar is back for the sixth time with yet another light-hearted outing, 'Khatta Meetha', which releases Friday.While their previous films were slapstick comedies, 'Khatta Meetha' takes a dig at the corruption and bribery.'Our country is said to be a growing superpower with the fastest growing economy, but we still do not have good roads because of corruption in our system. This film is a message to people involved in the system...,' said Akshay.Produced by Shree Ashtavinayak Cine Vision Ltd and distributed by DreamWorld Searchlight Pictures, 'Khatta Meetha' is a remake of Priyadarshan's 1988 Malayalam film 'Vellanakalude Naadu'. It will also launch southern actress Trisha in Bollywood.The star cast of the film also includes Makrand Deshpande,
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No dancing around trees in Khatta Meetha Trisha

No dancing around trees in Khatta Meetha  Trisha
South Indian actress Trisha Krishnan, who's entering Bollywood with Priyadarshan's Khatta Meetha, says it's not a typical debut as she won't exactly be seen "singing and dancing around trees". "It's my first Hindi film and I can't expect to have everything that appeals to me. It's definitely not a film where I am singing and dancing around trees. But it's good enough for a launch and Priyan has projected me very well," Trisha told Ians in an interview. Khatta Meetha, which has Akshay Kumar in the lead, is a remake of 1988 Malayalam film Vellanakalude Naadu, which saw superstar ...
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No dancing around trees in Khatta Meetha: Trisha

South Indian actress Trisha Krishnan, who's entering Bollywood with Priyadarshan's 'Khatta Meetha', says it's not a typical debut as she won't exactly be seen 'singing and dancing around trees'.'It's my first Hindi film and I can't expect to have everything that appeals to me. It's definitely not a film where I am singing and dancing around trees. But it's good enough for a launch and Priyan has projected me very well,' Trisha told Ians in an interview.'Khatta Meetha', which has Akshay Kumar in the lead, is a remake of 1988 Malayalam film 'Vellanakalude Naadu', which saw superstar Mohanlal play the protagonist. And Trisha says Akshay's comedy is the 'highlight' of the movie.'It's the remake of a very, very old film he had done. I can't reveal much...It's a love story but Akshay's comedy would be the highlight of the film. I think these
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