Writer Milap Zaveri, who was earlier expected to make his debut as the director with Oh La La, announced a new project titled Mastizaade last week. Actress Sunny Leone has been roped in as the lead, with her character named as Laila Lele, in this sex-comedy, which according to the director will be a notch above other films in the same genre like Masti and Grand Masti, both of which were penned by Zaveri.
When contacted, Zaveri confirmed the news and stated, “We are very excited to have Sunny on board. As a writer, I have been successful with this genre and now, it’s going to be a challenge for me to prove my mettle as a director in the same space. With Sunny in the lead, I think half the battle has been won. It will also be exciting to see her try her hand at comedy for the first time.”
Along with Leone, there will be two heroes, who will be the mastizaades in the film. One more actress will be roped in for the project and Zaveri mentioned that he is currently in the process of finalising the cast. Major portions of the film will be shot abroad, while the first schedule will kick off in India by mid-August. “I recently finished scripting Mumbai Saga, so work is keeping me busy. Although I announced Oh La La first, that film will go on the floors only after we finish working on Mastizaade.
Rumi Jaffery’s Contract Lover to be based in North India
By Screen Correspondent
Rumi Jaffery, whose last outing was the Akshaye Khanna-starrer Gali Gali Chor Hain, is all set to start work on his next directorial venture. An adaptation of the 2007 Chinese film titled Contract Lover, the film talks about a boy from a family of martial arts experts, who ends up becoming a businessman instead. He wants to introduce his girlfriend to his father, but he is not sure if his father would accept her modern ways, so he hires a temporary girlfriend. That’s when the unexpected happens.
“My producer Rajesh Bhatia has bought the rights of the film and we should start shooting in July this year. Presently, I am working on the script and we are also auditioning newcomers for the main parts. A light-hearted teenage love story, the film will be based in North India,” informed Jaffery.