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Yami Gautam: 'Junooniyat' not 'Sanam Re' 2, entirely different

Yami Gautam says that her film 'Junooniyat' is completely different from another love story 'Sanam Re' with same actor, Pulkit Samrat, and not a sequel.

Yami Gautam
Yami Gautam. Pic/Santa Banta

"Every actor wants to do a love story and courtesy T-Series, I got to do two back-to-back. I'm sure you might have thought that 'Sanam Re' and now 'Junooniyat', is it 'Sanam Re' 2, but it is not 'Sanam Re' 2 at all. You can see that it is entirely different.

"It's a different story altogether, we have a different director altogether. It's a different character. Only the lead cast is the same, otherwise it's entirely different," Yami said at the trailer launch of the film.

'Sanam Re', which released this year during Valentine's Day, was a love triangle, with Urvashi Rautela also in the picture and even childhood love a theme in it. "Junooniyat" has been shot in Punjab among other areas, with Pulkit's army officer character an important aspect of the plot.

About what makes it different from other love stories, Pulkit said: "There is no Yami and Pulkit in every love story. And Armaan's (Malik) voice is not there on Pulkit, and Yami doesn't dance in this kind of a red dress. That's the most different thing about this love story."

Yami said: "Not claiming it to be some experimental drama, it's a love story, it has romance, it has drama, intensity but all happy. Amazing music for every occasion, every genre which I'm sure you all will love."

The songs 'Mujhko Barsaat Bana Lo' and 'Nachange Saari Raat' from the film have been released.

With Junooniyat meaning passion for something, Pulkit, asked what he was passionate about, said: "Movies. I'm also very fond of music, I hope I get to learn a musical instrument as well. Since my childhood I used do singing, dancing... so anything not to do with studies, I'm very fond of."

Yami said: "'Junooniyat' for love but not necessarily from the romantic perspective, for me that is for family, that is for my work. For me both these things are very important, so there is junoon for people I love which is my family and my work, which I worship."

'Junooniyat', directed by Vivek Agnihotri, releases on June 24.

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