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Emraan Hashmi prepares for new role in ‘Humari Adhuri Kahaani’

Humari Adhoori KahaaniBollywood actors have often mentioned meeting real-life people to get into the skin of the character. While Rani Mukerji interacted with Mumbai police officers for a cop’s role in Mardaani (2014), Vidya Balan met sleuths to play a detective in Bobby Jasoos (2014).

Now, Emraan Hashmi, too, is doing the same. The actor, who plays a restaurant chain owner in his next, Humari Adhuri Kahaani also starring Vidya Balan, has been meeting hotel employees to learn about the nitty-gritties of their profession.

The actor has been taking time out from his work schedules to visit different hotels in the city. “Every alternate day Emraan visits a hotel and he interacts with the management. He is trying to understand their behaviour towards the hotels’ staff and their conduct with the guests,” says a source close to the actor.

Emraan is also meeting a lot of hotel chain owners to know how they function and observe their body language. The actor is also not shying away from interacting with the waiters and is trying to understand how they manage a crisis situation at work.

“He is happy with whatever observations he has made so far and feels this experience will help him to play the role to perfection,” adds the source.

When contacted, Emraan confirmed the news saying, “Yes, I have been meeting a lot of hotel management people. It is always good to study real-life situations before playing a character.”

Humari Adhuri Kahani is directed by Mohit Suri and releases in UK cinemas through 20th Century Fox on 12th June 2015. 

Vidya Balan detective film ‘Bobby Jasoos’, releasing 4th July 2014

One of Bollywood’s finest actresses, Vidya Balan will turn super sleuth in her forthcoming film: Bobby Jasoos, which releases on 4th July 2014 by Reliance Entertainment. 

The gripping film sets a new benchmark for the thriller genre in Indian cinema and examines in a clever, witty and fresh way the dynamics of the gender struggle between women and men. The film celebrates the aspiration of ‘Bobby’ (Vidya Balan – The Dirty Picture, Parineeta), who wants to become the number one detective in the old city area of Hyderabad. What ensues is a classic thriller caper that serves up a tantalising mix of twists and turns, as the vivacious and engaging ‘Bobby’ solves a series of mind-boggling crime cases.

Bobby Jasoos stars the talented and multi-award winning actress Vidya Balan, who once again shines in the title role of this quirky and edgy thriller. Famed for playing strong female protagonists and for breaking the stereotype of a Hindi film heroine, Vidya portrays the lady detective ‘Bobby’ with dedication and suitable aplomb, marking a new direction in the career of this ever-versatile actress.

Vidya Balan has wowed audiences since her big screen debut in the 2003 independent Bengali drama film Bhalo Theko, and has gone on to win an impressive 12 awards for her acting work and stellar contribution to the Indian film industry. She is the recipient of a National Film Award, five Filmfare awards and five Screen awards, as well as being awarded the prestigious Padma Shri by the Government of India in 2014.

She achieved global critical acclaim for her role in the ground-breaking film The Dirty Picture, in which she portrayed Silk Smitha, a South Indian actress noted for her exotic roles. Other notable roles include the musical drama Parineeta and the successful comedy film Lage Raho Munna Bhai. In 2013 Vidya was one of the official ambassadors for the Indian film industry at the Cannes Film Festival.

Bobby Jasoos is directed by Samar Shaikh, whose impressive cache of work includes being the assistant director on the worldwide hit franchise Dhoom. The film is co-produced by Bollywood actress Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha under their production banner Born Free Entertainment and Reliance Entertainment.

Bobby Jasoos – A Reliance Entertainment Release in Cinemas 4th July 2014

 

Born Free Entertainment’s ‘Bobby Jasoos’ completes in 51 days

Vidya Balan disguised look as a beggar in Bobby JasoosDia Mirza and Sahil Sangha’s next feature Bobby Jasoos, produced under their banner Born Free Entertainment starring Vidya Balan has completed principal photography on schedule.

The film was shot over 51 days in a non stop schedule across a host of never seen before real locations in Hyderabad. The unit ended the shooting on a melodic high as they wrapped with the filming of a song which has all the ingredients of a chartbuster! 

Producer Dia Mirza says “We are thrilled with the work done so far. Vidya and the entire cast and crew have made Bobby Jasoos their own and that has led to an experience that we will all cherish forever.”  

Adds Sahil Sangha, “The shoot is complete! Now we will carry the same energy in to completing the film and presenting it to the audience.”

Bobby Jasoos is now in post production and will release in the Summer of 2014.

First Look: Vidya Balan in ‘Bobby Jasoos ‘

Born Free Entertainment’s next feature Bobby Jasoos, starring Vidya Balan, started filming on November 23rd, 2013 in the picturesque city of Hyderabad.

Vidya Balan disguised look as a beggar in Bobby Jasoos

The film will be shot in one schedule, over a span of 55 days, amongst a host of never seen before real locations that stand testament to the vibrant and royal cultural history of Hyderabad, as it aims to be a summer 2014 release.

Producers, Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha have put together a strong supporting cast that surround Vidya Balan in a pulsating, thrilling and most importantly heartwarming tale of a woman who’s solitary dream is to become the numero uno private eye of her community.

This includes Ali Fazal, Arjan Bajwa, Anupriya, Supriya Pathak, Tanvi Azmi, Aakash Dahiya and Rajender Gupta amongst others. Bobby Jasoos also marks the return of Kiran Kumar who has been away from the big screen for sometime and the makers are more than excited to present him in a dynamic new avataar.

With Shantanu Moitra and Swanand Kirkire collaborating on the music of Bobby Jasoos, the music promises to be exceptional with melodies that are long lasting.

Producer Dia says,”The idea of Bobby Jasoos was born over a year and a half ago! Today, blessed with an ideal cast and fantastic crew we are ready to roll and nothing gives me more pleasure!!! The actors have been busy in workshops, readings, look tests and their enthusiasm and excitement is palpable. Vidya has ably led from the front and her dedication to preparing for this part is evidence to the fact that she is an actor who continues to respects the craft and is hungry for more despite achieving so much already. I can’t wait for Bobby to be unleashed! “

Sahil adds, “When each artiste and crew member approaches their role in the making of a film with a sense of ownership and selflessness, an enviable energy is born and that usually results in an extremely memorable experience and film. We are ready to give it our best and are confident that the audience will find Bobby Jasoos to be well worth the short wait.”

 

Vidya Balan signs ‘Bobby Jasoos’

Sahil Sangha,Vidya Balan and Dia Mirza

Dia Mirza and Sahil Sangha have signed Vidya Balan for their forthcoming feature Bobby Jasoos, to be produced under their banner Born Free Entertainment. Vidya Balan plays the lead in a story that marks the arrival of India’s first Lady Detective.

“I found the idea of a lady detective irresistible as I did the title Bobby Jasoos” says Vidya Balan. “I’ve known Dia and Sahil for many years, they’re lovely people and one can sense that this will be their shared labor of love. That’s the kind of Producers everyone hopes to have. The final clincher was the script by Sanyuktha Chawla and Director Samar Shaikh who I’m really looking forward to working with”

Actor, Producer Dia Mirza is equally emphatic. “I’m thrilled to welcome Vidya into the Born Free family,” she says. “The script of Bobby Jasoos bears testimony to the fact that being patient and investing in good stories usually reaps good dividends.”

Adds Producer, Director Sahil Sangha: “Bobby Jasoos is the first of three scripts that Born Free has been working on. It’s energy is palpable and quite honestly has your attention from the word go!!! I’m confident that our next big announcement will follow soon given that our focus has been on developing pure and entertaining content that caters to a universal audience. Fingers crossed”

Zayed Khan is not associated with Born Free Entertainment anymore as he would like to pursue his acting career and has responsibilities towards his father’s production house because of which he will not be able to depute time for this project as a co-producer.

The film commences shooting mid-November this year and will be ready for a summer 2014 release.