Saiyami Kher, niece of actress Tanvi Azmi and granddaughter of yesteryear actress Usha Kiran has been finalised to play Sahibaan in Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra’s Mirza (working title). The stunning model who has done a South film called Rey will make her debut with the immortal love story set in contemporary times. “Yes we have Harshwardhan Kapoor and Saiyami Kher in the lead. Saiyami has been with us for the last couple of months and she been working on the character and so has Harshwardhan. We are still a couple of months away from shooting as we start in mid-September and the shooting will take place mostly in Rajasthan. But we have taken the tragic love story of the ancient folklore and interpreted it in a contemporary manner with maybe just a sprinkling of that era,” said Mehra.
Shankar Ehsaan Loy have just completed the music, which has turned out to be interesting, according to the film-maker, as writer-lyricist-director Gulzar is at the helm of it. “He has written the story, screenplay and the lyrics, so the songs have been woven beautifully into the screenplay. The fact that it is a musical, takes the film to another level altogether,” said Mehra.
Vishal Bhardwaj’s Haider to release on October 2
UTV Motion Pictures has announced the release date of Haider as October 2, 2014. Written and directed by Vishal Bhardwaj, the film stars Shahid Kapoor, Tabu, Shraddha Kapoor and Kay Kay Menon in lead roles. An adaptation of William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, the film is set in Kashmir. It is produced by Vishal Bhardwaj Production Pvt Ltd and UTV Motion Pictures.
Producer Dinesh Vijan’s directorial venture to star Saif, Parineeti
Screen was the first to report that Dinesh Vijan, who has produced films with Saif Ali Khan under their banner Illuminati Films, would be turning director with a romantic movie. Now it is learnt that Saif and Parineeti Chopra will be playing the lead in the film.
The news was confirmed by a source close to the project.