By Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Vishal Bhardwaj's first attempt at production, No Smoking directed by
Anurag Kashyap, is all set to be released for pre-Diwali, 26 October.
"Yes, the date is decided and we're all very excited," says Vishal. He
describes the film as a light-hearted attempt to explore the miseries and
pitfalls of smoking. "It's not a grim film. It has very light moments….and
five songs composed by me, one them is lip-sync."
An item song sung by Vishal's talented wife Rekha has also been
recorded, though it's not decided yet whether the zingy number filmed on
Bipasha Basu will be used in the film or just for promotional
Vishal dismisses all comparisons between No Smoking and Jason
Reitman's Thank You For Smoking. "I haven't even seen that film. When
Anurag Kashyap came to me with the script for No Smoking I just fell in
love with it and immediately decided to produce it," says Vishal.
A story that the trailer of Vishal Bhardwaj's No Smoking was
'sabotaged' from the theatres on Friday when it was meant to be screened
nation-wide has its producer amused.
"What really happened was that there were too many trailers to be
screened all at once. The theatres began to pick and choose trailers at
random." In fact, the No Smoking trailer was shown at several theatres in