She is not the quintessential mummy ji of the big screen. In fact, Dolly Ahluwalia, the actress in her mid-50s is the alter ego of that and much more. The actress will be seen leading the way for the rest of the cast of the film Bajatey Raho.
Yes, Dolly, who plays the lead, has the entire story revolving around her. In fact, the storyline was changed for Dolly to be a part of this film.
“I feel blessed! It was very heartwarming to know that the story was modified keeping me in mind. My director Shashant Shah is a brilliant professional to work with because he knows how to give the actor his/her required creative space. This has made the whole experience rocking,” shares Dolly.
“When I heard the script for the first time, I was on the seventh heaven. Having said that, it made me really nervous as well, because I realised that Shashant had instilled his entire faith in me. It is not an easy responsibility to handle, but I felt honoured,” she adds.
Shashant didn’t think twice before changing the script for Dolly and knew that she would be able to drive this film through to box office on her shoulders. “She has the knack of a natural actor, which helped me throughout the film. She was brilliant to work with and I know for a fact that our decision to make her the lead of the film was absolutely correct,” admits Shashant.
Bajatey Raho takes us through a journey where all hell has broken loose and it’s only the crooks left to rule the roost. Now the only way left to fight evil is con against a con. When Sabbarwahl (Ravi Kishen) is on a roll committing a series of frauds, all in the garb of a successful business entrepreneur, little does he know that one of his misdoings has created a huge impact on the lives of four people: Mrs. Baweja (Dolly Ahluwalia), Sukhi (Tusshar Kapoor), Mintoo Hasan (Vinay Pathak) and Ballu (Ranvir Shorey).
This is turn has only resulted into an enormous wave of need for vengeance. And when Mrs. Baweja decides to take things in her hand, there is no more stopping the good hearted underdog who have to become a ‘little BAD’ to fight the ‘very BAD’. Because at the end of it all Happy Ending it is… after which cinema buffs will want to say Bajatey Raho!
The film, co-produced by Eros International and Multi Screen Media Motion Pictures (MSM) that marks its debut as producer with his film. The film is set to release on 26 July (2013).