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Exclusive! Hunter - Tootega Nahi, Todega directors share fanboy moments with Suniel Shetty

Exclusive! Hunter - Tootega Nahi, Todega directors share fanboy moments with Suniel Shetty
Director of Hunter - Alok Batra and Prince Dhiman
  • Arundhuti Banerjee

Last Updated: 08.49 AM, Mar 30, 2023


Suniel Shetty's films like Hera Pheri, Awaara Paagal Dewaana, Gopi Kisan, Border or Dhadkan are counted among favourites of 90s kids. 

The web series Hunter - Tootega Nahi, Todega has been directed by Alok Batra and Prince Dhiman.And the two reveal that they had several fanboy moments while directing the Bollywood star Suniel Shetty during the shoot of the web series. 

Alok shared with OTTplay, "We have many favourite Suniel Shetty films, because there are so many. But if you ask me, my favourite films would be Border, Mohra, Pehelwaan, and Gopi Kishan...there are so many! I must have watched Awara Paagal Deewana around 15 years ago, and I loved Suniel sir's character. There was a scene in which Yeda Anna (Suniel's character in the film) is supposed to drink milk, and he says, 'Pehle tu pe'. I was so inspired by that line that on every occasion, whenever there was something to drink, my instant reaction was, 'Pehle tu pe!' (laughs)."

Adding to this, Prince said, "Even on our set, many times say sir's dialogues, like, 'Bhai, tera right ya mera right.' Those one-liners and characters are timeless for us 90s kids. I remember pretending to be the characters that I saw sir play. I was that big of a fan."

Both Alok and Prince agreed that the fanboys in them remained alive, which is why Suniel was their only choice when they eventually decided to make the show.

"It was a dream come true for both of us to direct Suniel sir. When we sent the script to sir, we were very nervous and kept our fingers crossed for a positive response," said Prince.

Alok added, "When sir finally said yes to our project, our reaction was, 'Bhai! seriously, yeh ho raha hai. We will work with Suniel Shetty!' We were pleasantly shocked." 

Hunter - Tootega Nahi, Todega is produced by Vikram Mehra and Vikram Anand Kumar. The series also stars Esha Deol, Barkha Singh, Karanvir Sharma, Smita Jaykar, and Pawan Chopra.

The eight-episode series is available to stream on Amazon miniTV.