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Mighty Heart Set a Laugh Riot for Jolie?

Oct. 27 2008, Published 7:07 a.m. ET

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Apparently, the mood on the set of A Mighty Heart, about murdered journalist Daniel Pearl, was not without occasional moments of hilarity.

Take, for example, an otherwise serious scene where actress Archie Punjabi (playing journalist Asra Nomani) and Jolie (playing Pearl's wife Marianne) try to catch some sleep while waiting for the phone to ring with news of Daniel (played by Dan Futterman).

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"The crew was standing in front of us, and they were all growing these long mustaches because they were fascinated with the mustaches that Indian men have," Punjabi said at a press event for the film on Friday. "And so Angie and I would get into bed and pretend to sleep and suddenly, you'd look up, and see these men with long mustaches with a boom and with a camera, and laughs at one point, I said to Angie, 'I feel like I'm doing a porno film!' Those scenes, it was really hard not to laugh doing them. Every time I got into bed, I was just looking at the crew—and they were very serious as well, and really focusing and concentrating, but it became very hard, so I think Angie and I had to turn around and sleep, as opposed to facing them, because we could sense that at any point we would just start laughing."

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