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The Biker League for Mohit Marwah!‏

Mohit MarwahJoining the league of John Abraham, Sanjay Dutt and Mahinder Singh Dhoni hitting it on with the street-chopper is Mohit Marwah to write some ‘motorcycle diaries’.

Yes, you guessed it right, Mohit is joining the league of the biker boys. The actor who debuted last year with FUGLY, is a self-confessed bike freak, completely in adventure sports imagine his surprise when he was approached by an American Motorcycle Company to be its Indian Brand Ambassador.

When asked to confirm the big news, Marwah exclaimed, “Yes, I have been approached by a popular motorbike firm to be their brand ambassador!”.

The actor claimed he loves riding bikes on highways and solitary roads, feeling the wind fill him up and build the excitement,  “I am extremely excited and looking forward to this association.”

In the meanwhile, the actor is also reading a lot of scripts to finalize what shall be his second outing on the big sreen. 

Q&A: Rensil D’Silva opens up about ‘Ungli’

Rensil D'SilvaKaran Johar’s upcoming production, Ungli, is directed by avant-garde filmmaker and scriptwriter Rensil D’Silva, who is responsible for some of Indian cinemas most thought-provoking screen hits, including Kurbaan, Rang De Basanti, Student Of The Year and the Indian version of award-winning US TV show 24.

Here the director opens up about the film and more…

How would you describe ‘Ungli’?
It is a story about friendship and is a very character-driven film. It’s about what happens when a gang of friends decide to take justice into their own hands. The film itself has a lot of really humorous moments, which adds to the already good storyline.

How did you cope with the delays? 
The delays frustrated the hell out of me. I think the worst thing that can happen to a director is for his lead actor to go to jail and for him to face the possibility of an incomplete film. It is something that I have no control over; the only option I could think of was to reshoot it. That is a lot of money and time and the mental stress it puts you under is unparalleled.

Were there any positives that came from the delays?
The music! Had I released Ungli last year, I wouldn’t have gotten these songs. Music is becoming extremely crucial for the success of a film and I think the album is fantastic.

How did you deal with Sanjay Dutt’s legal issues during the filming of ‘Ungli’?
I changed the venue of the shoot from Byculla to Carter Road. The media was chasing him everywhere; they had positioned themselves outside his apartment complex. I felt Carter Road would be easier for him as it is closer to his Pali Hill residence. In some particular scenes I cut out some of his lines, it was the least I could do as a director. I felt that I shouldn’t give him too many lines to remember during that traumatic period.

Did you have any plans if Sanjay Dutt couldn’t have come back to filming?
I didn’t have any back up plan at all. Whether I would reshoot or not would have been Karan’s [Johar] decision because it involves lots of money. However, if I had to reshoot, I would go to Anil Kapoor, with whom I have worked with on ‘24’ and would have told him to please do the film as it is safe to say, I was in deep trouble.

What was it like filming with Sanjay Dutt when he knew he was facing incarceration?
The mood was very sober on the sets when Sanjay was around. The last scene he filmed was a very dramatic scene, at the end of it he got very emotional. We hugged him but Sanjay didn’t say anything. He went aside to do a brief photo-shoot and then didn’t return, he just drove off. Imagine what he must have undergone that day! I was asking so much from a man who was going through hell.

 

Ungli releases in UK cinemas on 28th November 2014. 

 

Watch: ‘Ungli’ Trailer

Dharma Productions has released the theatrical trailer of the much-awaited comedy-drama Ungli 

The film stars Emraan Hashmi, Kangana Ranaut, Randeep Hooda, Sanjay Dutt, Neil Bhoopalam and Angad Bedi. Directed by Rensil D’Silva, the multi-starrer is produced by Hiroo Yash Johar and Karan Johar.

Ungli will be out in UK cinemas on 28th November, 2014.

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