Saturday 16 December 2017

Sanjeev put off Gurinder's cooking

Sanjeev Bhaskar joked he wouldn't be having dinner with Gurinder Chadha
Sanjeev Bhaskar joked he wouldn't be having dinner with Gurinder Chadha

Sanjeev Bhaskar has joked he would be wary of eating at director Gurinder Chadha's house after starring in It's A Wonderful Afterlife.

The Kumars At Number 42 star plays a man whose stomach explodes after eating a poisoned curry in a comedy horror about a mother who murders suitors who turn down her frumpy, grumpy daughter, only to become haunted by them.

Sanjeev joked: "Well you'd have to be careful now (with Gurinder's food), of course - but she did make a film called What's Cooking?, and after that everyone wanted to eat at her house."

The entire cast agreed there was a party atmosphere on set throughout the making of the movie.

Sanjeev said: "As the cast we had a lot of fun. With the ghosts - of which I'm one - I had about three and a half hours in make-up. We came up with games, we played word games and all that stuff, and on set we had a really good laugh."

Zoe Wanamaker, who plays a next-door neighbour of the family, revealed: "It was great fun. She's (Gurinder) fearless and strong and knows what she wants and I had a really good time - we all did. We had great company working together. That was very exciting to do."

Heroes star Sendhil Ramamurthy was delighted to take time out from making the hit sci-fi show to work with Gurinder.

He said: "When she called up and offered me the part I jumped at the chance. It's a no-brainer - scheduling wise it fit in perfectly with me for Heroes, so it was a done deal as far as I was concerned."

:: It's A Wonderful Afterlife is released on April 21.

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