That Jimmy Sheirgill is playing a negative character in Kabir Sadanand’s Fugly was well-known to all, but it is now revealed that the actor will be seen playing a mean and evil police officer called SHO Chautala, who is extremely fearless and daring in the film. The actor, whose last role with grey shades was in Eklavya: The Royal Guard, is extremely excited to present a different shade with this film.
“Chautala is pure evil, and the character is nothing like what I have done in the past. Although I have had the experience of playing a negative character in Eklavya…, this role is in a totally different space. There is no particular reason behind his mean ways, because that’s just how he is. It is only when you watch the film that you will get to know why he behaves in a certain way,” stated Sheirgill. When contacted, Sadanand told us that the real reason behind zeroing in on Sheirgill as Chautala was because of his looks and superb performing skills. “Jimmy is the most unexpected actor you will cast for a role like Chautala. He is one of the finest actors we have in the industry and with this character, he has redefined the term ‘unexpected’.” The first look of Sheirgill’s character was recently revealed on the official Twitter account of Fugly, where the tagline goes as – “Iss thulle se panga mat lena.” Set in the lanes of Delhi, Fugly is an action-thriller and follows the story of four friends.
After Ankhon Dekhi, Rajat Kapoor’s next will be RK/RK and a gangster film
By Farida Khanzada
Actor-writer-director Rajat Kapoor whose film Ankhon Dekhi, slated to release on March 21, says that besides being a comedy, the film is ‘also a philosophical and emotional journey of a man in his late 50s, Raje Bauji who is an idealist and the impact that his ideological views have on people around him.’ Sanjay Mishra plays the protagonist in the film which also stars Rajat Kapoor, Sanjay Gupta, Seema Pahwa and Namit Das.
Interweaving anecdotes and incidents that Kapoor experienced during his growing up years, living in a joint family in Delhi, the director feels, “Nothing is born out a vacuum and that all stories are a reflection and a response to what is happening in the society and the world.”
Regarding why the film took almost two years to make, Kapoor admits that it took him four months to edit. “We kept making changes and when the film is actually getting better, reacting to those minute changes that you are making in the edit is difficult to let go. Besides the music also took quite sometime in the making,” explains Kapoor.
Finding producers to back a project with an off-beat subject is always a herculean task, for independent film-makers, Kapoor feels studios and producers shy away from backing such movies because of their inability to comprehend and lack of belief in, “real films that come out of real scripts.” However, Kapoor feels that he has been lucky enough to find producers to have believed in him and his scripts.” So, even as he is busy putting the finishing touches to Ankhon Dekhi, Kapoor will soon start work on what he terms as, “a mad film called RK/RK and a gangster film.”
Deepika Padukone in Shuddhi?
Ever since Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan opted out of Karan Malhotra’s Shuddhi, there have been several reports doing the rounds about the actors who will step into their shoes. Although Karan Johar officially confirmed the release date of the film as Christmas 2015 on a micro blogging site and stated that the lead cast will be announced shortly, sources close to the project have suggested that Deepika Padukone is most likely to play the female lead, while the hunt for a hero is still on. When contacted, Malhotra said that the cast has not been finalised yet and refrained from commenting about Padukone’s presence in the film.
Danish Aslam to direct a film for Balaji Motion Pictures
After Break Ke Baad, with Deepika Padukone and Imran Khan, Danish Aslam shall now direct a film for Balaji Motion Pictures. Titled Romil & Juggal, it is a modern-day adaptation of Shakespeare’s Romeo & Juliet. Confirming the news, Tanuj Garg, CEO, Balaji Motion Pictures had posted a tweet, “Balaji to produce Romil & Juggal, a slice-of-life entertainer about male love, to be directed by Danish Aslam.” To feature newcomers, it is to go on floors in April.
Zareen Khan debuts in a Punjabi film
Zareen Khan, who was last seen in Housefull 2, will debut as a Punjabi girl in director Rohit Jugraj’s Punjabi film, titled Jatt James Bond. She is paired opposite Gippy Grewal. The film has been shot in Chandigarh and only a few patch work scenes are left to be shot. Zareen will soon start the promotions of the film in Punjab. It is set to release by the end of April.