Delighted that our one-lines get applause: Sajid-Farhad

Mumbai: If the `Hinglish` of Ajay Devgn in `Bol Bachchan` or the crocodile biting John Abraham in `Housefull 2` could tickle the funny bone of the audience, then that`s the USP of brothers Sajid and Farhad Samji, who have become Bollywood`s bankable movie writers.

The goofy lines in films like `Bol Bachchan`, `Housefull 2`, `Ready`, `Golmaal Returns`, `Golmaal 3` may not sound logical, but Sajid and Farhad are happy that they have been appreciated by the audience.

"We are happy with the reception that we have got from the industry. To see our punch lines getting the applause…one-liners getting whistles from masses is a great thing. We are delighted we have reached here. We hope to receive the love and affection that writers Salim-Javed got," the duo told PTI.

"People used to go to watch films that were written by Salim-Javed. We hope it happens with us as well," they said.

For the duo, it all started towards the end of 80s when the Mumbai-based Samji family moved to Bangalore. There Farhad`s knack of writing parodies and songs won him praise from family and friends.

In 1999, both the brothers set off for Bollywood and decided to team up and write lyrics. For this, they returned to Mumbai.

Their struggle began as they tried to find a foothold in B-town. The duo used to carry a plastic bucket and sticks to give instant demos of their songs to directors or actors with bucket-drumming.

Their meeting with Salman Khan earned them their first break, who fixed up a meeting with director David Dhawan.

In 2002, the duo got their first break in David`s film `Hum Kisise Kum Nahin` with song `Munna Mobile Pappu Pager`.

Their next big break came in the form of Raju Hirani`s `Munnabhai MBBS` in which Farhad co-wrote the song `M Bole To` with Rahat Indori.

Then Rohit Shetty approached them for dialogues of his 2006 film `Sunday`. Though it was a flop but it brought a string of hit movies from Shetty for them like `Golmaal Returns`, `All The Best`, `Golmaal 3`, `Singham` and the recently released `Bol Bachchan`.

"He (Rohit) is like family to us. It is always great fun to work with him. We have a good tuning," Sajid said.

The brothers also wrote dialogues for comedy films like `Double Dhamaal` and Anees Bazmee`s `Ready` and the screenplay for Sajid Khan`s `Housefull 2`, along with Tushar Hiranandani and also the dialogues.

Though the audience may have an instant hearty laugh at the comic lines, but the duo feels that tickling the funny bone of the audience is not an easy task.

For the writers, the inspiration comes from mingling with common people.
The duo is now looking forward to the remake of `Chashme Buddoor` by David Dhawan, releasing on August 24.

They are currently working on Rohit Shetty`s most talked about film `Chennai Express` starring Shahrukh Khan and Deepika Padukone, Sajid Khan`s `Himmatwala` remake, Akshay Kumar starrer `Boss` and Sanjay Dutt-Prachi Desai`s Hindi remake of hit Tamil film `Saamy`.

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