CBS Local – If you are in the mood for a holiday movie without the same plot, Comedy Central has what you are looking for with “Hot Mess Holiday”. The film premieres on Saturday, December 11, starring Surina Jindal and Melanie Chandra, two real-life ladies who also served as executive producers alongside co-star Kal Penn, writer Sameer Gardezi and director Jaffar Mahmood.
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So what makes this holiday movie different? Chandra summarized the plot in a few lines:
“It takes place during Diwali, which is this Indian festival of lights. Mel is seduced by her cheated boyfriend, so her best friend Surina comes to her rescue, saying “I have to pick you up all over Chicago this weekend.” “So they party hard and get entangled in a diamond caper and then things explode from there.”
Jindal and Chandra admit that their characters in “Hot Mess Holiday” are quite similar to those in real life.
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“We are each other’s yin and yang,” Chandra said. “I’m this super type A, as my apartment in real life is like white furniture, white carpets. I will go crazy if you come in with your shoes “.
Jidal relates to her character and calls herself a “nomad” just like in the movie. “I moved from my apartment in New York in May and have been a nomad ever since. The same goes for Surina in the movie, so she is more or less close to reality “.
The two say viewers can expect a steady stream of cameos in the star-studded cast, including Titus Burgess and Chris Parnell. Cal Penn, who impersonates himself, appears throughout the story offering advice, listening, and of course, giving quite a few laughs.
“Hot Mess Holiday” premieres December 11 at Comedy Central.
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