Who’ll be the villain? Vidya, Rani, Tabu?


By Hindustan Times

Anubhav Sinha’s foray into production with Gulab Gang starring Madhuri Dixit will soon get hotter than ever. For the film’s antagonist, Anubhav and director Soumik Sen are looking at A-list heroines to fit the bill. Sources claim actors like Vidya Balan, Rani Mukherji and Tabu are being considered.

However, Anubhav refuses to reveal details, “I can’t divulge any names right now. The actor has to match Madhuri’s calibre and give her good opposition in the film. Playing the negative role of a chief minister with a strong personality will be tough.” Anubhav plans to lock the actor in a month.

Gulab Gang, which revolves around the issues of education of the girl child, will go on the floors in October. “Soumik has woven a Bollywood masala potboiler into a subject that has lots of action and violence. Being a trained musician, Soumik will ensure we have good music. We are looking at eight songs but they won’t be Madhuri’s signature ‘dhak dhak’ kind of numbers,” he adds. “We are yet to finalise the location and are thinking of few places. I would love to shoot in Uttar Pradesh as I am from that state. But Uttranchal is the next best option.”

Meanwhile the RA.One director is working on the script of his next directorial. Will it be a big budget film? “Budgets don’t make a big film, box office success does,” he says. “Kahaani is the biggest example before us. But Shah Rukh has spoilt me, so it will be a big budget film.”