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Sushant Singh Rajput bags ‘Half Girlfriend’

Sushant Singh RajputOne of the most anticipated films of 2016, Half Girlfriend has been in the news for several reasons. Speculation has been rife on who will essay the lead role and while many names were tossed around, finally it’s been revealed that Sushant Singh Rajput has been signed on.

From the Director of ”Aashiqui 2”, Writer of “2 States” and Producer of ”Ek Villain“, Half Girlfriend’ marks the coming together of Ekta Kapoor, Mohit Suri and Chetan Bhagat. Moreover, Mohit Suri and author, Chetan Bhagat, (who is riding high on the success of“2 States”), are all set to play co-producers as well on what is touted to be one of the greatest love stories ever.

Given the massive scale of the film, several top-notch actors have been gravitating to the project. However, after much speculation over the many big names vying for the role, Sushant Singh bagged the film. Sources reveal that Sushant went to Director Mohit Suri’s house in the dead of the night and spoke to him in the Bihari accent much like the character Madhav Jha, in Half Girlfriend.

Not only that, Sushant had read the book and almost perfected and readied himself for the role, much to Mohit’s surprise. The ‘desi twang’, coupled with his physique and overall appearance helped him nail the meeting. Mohit was taken aback, but extremely impressed and decided to cast him.

Adds director Mohit Suri, “When I was reading the book, I realized that Madhav’s character has an unique mix of naivety and ruggedness that is so intriguing and extremely crucial to the story. However the challenge was to put a face to this endearing Madhav Jha, Which I could never do until I met Sushant. I was blown away with his sheer dedication to embody the character. I was shocked at first, but impressed at how hard he had worked on perfecting certain nuances. I knew right then, that I had found my ‘Madhav Jha’.

A source reveals, ‘This is a huge film for Sushant since Mohit Suri is a master of the romantic genre and producer Ekta Kapoor goes all out to mount the film in terms of scale. Chetan’s last adaptation 2states too struck gold at the box office and the trio together, is a dream for any actor’.

Sushant Singh Rajput, who’s worked with names like Raju Hirani, Abhishek Kapoor, Dibaker Banerjee and Maneesh Sharma and Neeraj Pandey is already touted as the industry’s dark horse.

With Sushant being signed on, the leading lady is yet to be finalized

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. 

Ekta, Mohit and Chetan collaborate on ‘Half Girlfriend’

Half Girlfriend The director of Aashiqui 2, writer of 2 States and producer of Ek Villain have come together to bring audiences another love story, Half Girlfriend.

Balaji and Mohit Suri who struck gold with the 100 crore hit Ek Villain team up again, after their colossal hit, this time with celebrated author, Chetan Bhagat, who is riding high on 5 Point Someone and 2 States.

Based on the love that a non English-speaking Bihari boy Madhav has for an English-speaking girl Riya, the interestingly titled film talks of changing modern relationships.

“I am delighted to team up with one of the most talented modern directors, Mohit Suri and Ekta Kapoor, an iconic producer who has understood the Indian pulse like nobody else. Between our respective readers and audiences, we will cover most of India’s film watching population,” said Chetan Bhagat. 

“Mohit and Ekta’s belief in the story, proven by their announcing the film before the book releases, only shows their strong conviction in the subject. Half Girlfriend is already one of the most awaited films and we will make sure we live up to the hype,” added the award-winning author. 

“Spielberg said when he was a kid, there was no collaboration; it was him with a camera bossing his friends around. But as an adult, filmmaking is all about appreciating the talents of the people you surround yourself with and knowing you could never have made any of these films by yourself,” said Mohit Suri.

Half Girlfriend “I am delighted to be a part of what I believe is a truly creative collaboration. I am working with extremely passionate and driven professionals on an emotional & soulful story, which is among the best I’ve read in recent times,” added the Zeher director. 

Speaking of the collaboration, Ekta Kapoor said, “We are extremely excited about this partnership, which brings some great creative minds and energy together. We will leave no stone unturned in making this gorgeous and charming tale of love the biggest and most talked about release of the year.”

Half Girlfriend will release in 2016.

Mohit Suri surprised on the sets of Ek Villain

Mohit SuriThe director of the much-awaited Ek Villain, Mohit Suri was in for a pleasant surprise recently.

The unit of Ek Villain chipped in and gifted him a fancy bicycle as his birthday gift. First, Balaji sent him a giant bouquet, champagne and a V-shaped cake (to stand for ‘Villain’).

Shortly after the cake was cut and when Mohit thought that celebrations had ended, he was in for a big smile, when he saw a fancy bicycle being gifted to him by his team.

Due to his round-the-clock shooting schedule, Mohit has had no time for a workout, which is why his team decided to get him a bicycle, which he even rode on the sets.

Needless to mention, the Aashiqui-2 director was really touched with his villains!