By Nikhil Ramsubramaniam, Bollywood Hungama News Network
There is no denying the fact that Vishal Bhardwaj is one of the finest filmmakers of our country. After all he is the one who has given us some amazing films like Makdee, Maqbool and Omkara in the recent past. Now Vishal Bhardwaj is all set to present his latest venture Kaminey.
The film stars Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra along with Amole Gupte and from the looks of it, this one promises to be among the hottest flicks this summer. Bollywood Hungama brings you some exclusive stills from Kaminey.
Kaminey features Shahid Kapoor in a double role for the first time in his career. While one of his characters is called Guddu, the other one is called Charlie. Both the characters played by Shahid are in complete contrast to his otherwise popular chocolate boy image. Shahid would be seen sporting a completely new bronzed and rugged look in the film. He has even developed a chiseled physique for his character which can be seen in the last shot of the promos which has Shahid running bare-chested along with a few white horses.
Shahid's two characters in the film Guddu and Charlie are completely opposite from each other. While Charlie has a lisp, Guddu would be seen stammering. Not much is known about the individual characters but it is learnt that one works as an executive in a corporate job and the other seems to be living life on the edge indulging in betting and other such nefarious activities.
The most interesting aspect of Kaminey is the fresh pairing of Shahid and Priyanka Chopra. The two actors share screen space for the first time and if the promos are any indication, then expect to see some sparks on screen. Shahid has always been linked to his co-stars be it Kareena Kapoor (36 China Town, Jab We Met), Amrita Rao (Ishq Vishk, Vivah, Vaah! Life Ho To Aisi) or Vidya Balan (Kismat Konnection) In fact, during the making of the film Shahid and Priyanka became quite close friends which resulted in some tongues wagging. Whether there is more to this good friendship one will have to wait and watch.
Priyanka Chopra who is currently on a high after her award winning act in Fashion and Dostana would be seen in a completely different get-up this time round. Priyanka plays Sweety, a simple Maharashtrian girl and hence would be seen dressed in simple Indian dresses like salwar kameez and even the traditional Maharashtrian saree. The actress has even spoken quite a lot of Marathi in the film.
Kaminey is produced by UTV Motion Pictures. Most of the film has been shot in Mumbai and for a change Shahid Kapoor would be seen doing some action too. Amole Gupte, who wrote the story and screenplay of Taare Zameen Par makes his acting debut with this film. Amole would be seen as a comical don called Bhope Bhau who has quite a menacing laugh.
Director Vishal is known as someone who likes perfection and hence is seen explaining Shahid how he wants the particular shot.
Kaminey also marks the coming together of Vishal and Vishal. We are referring to Vishal Bhardwaj and singer-composer Vishal Dadlani. Vishal Dadlani (who is becoming quite famous (even) as a playback singer these days) has sung the popular track 'Tan Tana' which has been composed by Vishal Bhardwaj. Surely this track has all it takes to be a chartbuster in the days to come
Kaminey is among the most looked forward to films this year and is all set to release on 5th June.