By Taran Adarsh,
It took a long time for Samir Karnik to release his second film
[although NANHE JAISALMER was ready for release in 2006, it will hit
the screens next week, on September 14], but he's ready with his third film
already -- ROSHAN. “You'll get to see the NANHE JAISALMER team --
Bobby Deol and child actor Dwij Yadav -- in ROSHAN as well, albeit
enacting different roles. It's the second film in the series. No, it's not a
sequel to NANHE JAISALMER. The stories are different, the setting is
different, only the cast remains the same,” Samir tells me. Kangana Ranaut
is the leading lady of this film.
If that's not enough, Samir is shooting MERA BHARAT MAHAAN at
a feverish pace currently. The title gives an impression that it's a patriotic
saga. “MERA BHARAT MAHAAN is not a patriotic film, it's not inspired
by THE MOTOCYCLE DIARIES either. You must've seen the wordings
[Mera Bharat Mahaan] behind every truck on the national highway. It
borrows the words from there since the protagonists embark on a road
journey in my film. NANHE JAISALMER talks of will, ROSHAN hope
and MERA BHARAT MAHAAN, pride. That's what [will, hope, pride]
keeps everyone going, right?,” he states.
While ROSHAN is slated for release before the end of the year, Samir
has also locked the release date of the multi-starrer MERA BHARAT
MAHAAN: 26th January, 2008. “It's the most appropriate week for my
film,” he adds. With three releases in less than six months, Samir Karnik is
ready to be labeled the next film factory!