Himesh's Kajraare arrives Feb 2009
By Joginder Tuteja, Bollywood Hungama News Network
Even as promotion is in full swing for Himesh Reshammiya's Karzzzz, the man continues to be busy with other projects as well. The moment he would be through with the release of Karzzzz, Himesh would jump straight into Kajraare, the release date of which has been finalized. The film would be hitting the screens on February 13, just a little more than 100 days after Karzzzz.
Says a source close to Himesh, "Shooting for Kajraare has been quite smooth and the film has progressed quite fast. T-Series, which has produced both Karzzzz as well as Kajraare, has been gung ho about both the films, and is ready with the plans for the latter's release. You would soon hear a lot more about Kajraare which is now all set to arrive on February 13."
Announced in November last year and kick started in the month of April 2008, Kajraare is special since it sees the Bollywood debut of Mona Laizza, a popular Pakistani TV actress. She plays the lead opposite Himesh in the film, which is touted as an Indo-Pak love story. Apparently, around 70 girls were checked for the role and Mona Laizza was zeroed in.
Shot in Lahore, Morocco and Europe, Kajraare is a love story where Himesh would be seen as a lawyer. Needless to say, the film would have music by Himesh Reshammiya himself. The film is directed by Pooja Bhatt who hasn't yet seen box office success in each of her three directed ventures - Paap, Holiday and Dhokha. One hopes though that Himesh's mass appeal coupled with T-Series marketing manages to pull through Kajraare, which is touted to be Pooja's first out and out hardcore commercial entertainer.
Coming back to Himesh Reshammiya, in 2009 he would also be seen in Mudh Mudh Ke Na Dekkh Mudh Mudh Ke. Also, there is a probability of A Love Issshtory and Hhey Gujju releasing in the same year.
"My eyes are set on Karzzzz for the moment. Everyone has gone all out for the film," says Himesh Reshammiya, "With the grace of God, first the response to the music and now the one for the talkie promos has been great as well and the movie in general is generating positive vibes. I can't wait for October 17 to arrive."