Men in the lives of our ‘Ardab Mutiyaran’

by Monita Sharma

This Friday’s release, Ardab Mutiyaran is paving the way to change contours in the Punjabi film industry with a liberating storyline on strong and independent women who are breaking stereotypes with each passing day.

Produced by Gunbir Singh Sidhu and Manmord Sidhu under the banner of White Hill Studios, Ardab Mutiyaran stars Sonam Bajwa, Ninja, Ajay Sarkaria, and Mehreen Kaur Pirzada in the lead roles.

While much has been talked about the boisterous character of ‘Babbu Bains’ played by the very talented Sonam Bajwa, a little has been known about the ‘men in the lives of Ardab Mutiyaran’ so far.

Playing her romantic interest is Ajay Sarkaria, a new entrant in the Punjabi film industry, and the role of Sonam’s good friend is played by the superstar singer Ninja. While Sonam plays a boss lady who is a finance recover agent, Ninja will be seen stepping into the shoes of Vicky Ahuja, a young boy next door character, whereas Ajay will be playing the role of Rinku Bansal, the youngest brother and owner of Bansal Sweets.

Talking about working with the debutant Ajay, Ninja said that both of them shared a good camaraderie off the screen and their ‘bromance’ is something that’ll be clearly visible on screen also. Echoing the same thoughts, Ajay feels that it was simply a pleasure working with Ninja and getting inspired from his ‘terrific’ real-life weight-loss journey.

Throwing light on his role in the movie, Ninja says, “Vicky Ahuja is a very relatable character of a boy who is suppressed under the corporate slavery culture. It is only later when a strong lady supports him to break the shackles that he finds his way through the suppression.”

Providing a sneak-peek into his role, Ajay says, “Rinku is a very decent and simple boy who is being dominated by his brother’s wife. However, destiny unfolds in a different manner to rewrite his tale of love”.  

When asked about the “boys”, the leading lady Sonam said that she was absolutely at ease with working with them. “I am really happy to have had the opportunity to work with an awesome human being like Ninja and a superbly talented actor like Ajay. Both of them made sure that we, girls, are absolutely comfortable on the sets. The best part was when they helped me in learning ‘masculine’ gestures and expressions which helped me a great deal in fitting in the shoes of the tomboyish – ‘Babbu Bains’”, reminisces Sonam.

Ardab Mutiyaran is directed by Manav Shah and the screenplay is written by Dheeraj Rattan. It also stars B N Sharma, Navneet Nishan, Upasana Singh, Sudesh Lehri, and Inderpal Singh in pivotal roles.

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