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Vijay Raaz replaced Deepak Dobriyal in Pocket Gangster

Vijay Raaz, who recently debuted as a director with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore, will soon be seen in the role of a gangster in Pocket Gangster

Vijay Raaz and Madhur Mittal
Vijay Raaz and Madhur Mittal

By Priyanka Bhadani

Vijay Raaz, who recently debuted as a director with Kya Dilli Kya Lahore, will soon be seen in the role of a gangster in Pocket Gangster. The film, that is being promoted as the first uncut, one take film of India, has been directed by Hemant Nilim Das and is based on a true story of abduction in 1997 at the Assam-China border.
The film has been shot on Sony 500 camera and has a lot of robotic movements. The director says that he wanted to cast Raghuvir Yadav and Deepak Dobriyal as gangsters in the film. “But when I had approached Deepak sir, he was busy and was travelling. Few of my friends then suggested Vijay sir’s name. When I went to him with the idea, he really liked it. The only condition he had was that he won’t be able to mug up lines,” reveals Das, who handed Raaz a 127 page script to the actor. The film is produced by Vikram M Shah of Ciemme Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. will release on July 18.