Himesh to play a radio jockey in his next film - Radio

By Joginder Tuteja Bollywood Hungama News Network

Himesh Reshammiya may have suffered a jolt after Karzzzz but let aside a momentary time period that saw him keeping a low profile, he has hardly withdrawn from the scene. Soon after finishing a major portion of John Mathew Mathan's A Love Issshtory, he is ready to move on to his next project which is interesting titled Radio. In the film, Himesh would be playing a radio jockey.

To be produced by Ravi Agarwal, the film would be directed by Isshaan Trivedi, the young filmmaker who made 7 1/2 Phere [Irrfan Khan, Juhi Chawla] four years back and is ready with Jimmy Sheirgill-Arbaaz Khan-Nauheed Cyrusi starrer Bachelor Party.

Confirms Himesh Reshammiya, "Yes, I have signed the film with Isshaan Trivedi. The film is a romantic comedy and would bear a realistic touch."

Beginning 25th May, Radio would embark on a non-stop 60 days schedule. A song recording, which would be held today, would mark the film's launch. Interestingly, while Isshaan's last release was centred on a TV (the film had a sting operation as an undercurrent theme), Radio, as the name suggests, has a radio being an integral part of the film.

"These are actually interesting times for me", exclaims Himesh who has been donning a new look for his fresh bunch of projects, "After completing Studio 18's Ishk Unplugged (directed by Swapna Joshi and written by Subrat Sinha) in a 65 days non-stop schedule, I am moving on to another non-stop schedule for Ravi Agarwal's Radio. I am enjoying every moment."

Meanwhile, his other under production films too are making brisk progress.

Says a trade insider, "There should be four Himesh Reshammiya releases in next 12 months. Other than Ishk Unplugged and Radio, he also has A Love Issshtory and Kajraare in the line up. Contrary to the reports that Kajraare has been shelved, that is hardly the case. In fact Himesh leaves for Devigad on 25th April for the last schedule of this Pooja Bhatt film. Moreover, for John Mathew's A Love Issshtory, Himesh has completed the talkie portion with only songs being left to be shot."

On his part, Himesh promises that it is going to be a great outing ahead not just for him but also the entire film industry which is reeling under dozens of box office disasters being churned out month after month. A source adds, "Super-confident of his films, he truly believes that recession in the film industry will end with releases of these films."

Sure Himesh, if you could make that happen for Bollywood, then cheers to that!

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