Mumbai, Mar 24 (PTI) Actor Kriti Kharbanda, who essays the role of a Gujarati girl in “Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se”, says it was a challenge for her to learn the language.

“Yamla Pagla Deewana: Phir Se” is the third installment of “Yamla Pagla Deewana” (YPD) franchise, starring the Deols – Dharmendra, Sunny and Bobby.

For this film, Kriti wants to ace the Gujarati accent and she has hired the services of a diction coach.

“I am training under a language coach to not only get the dialect right, but also to master the accent and a few popular Gujarati catchphrases. It has been challenging and exciting so far.

“This film is very close to my heart. I have directed all my energies into it and I hope that shows on screen,” the 29-year-old actor said in a statement.

The film is being directed by Navaniat Singh.

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