Vidya and Emraan worked wonders in The Dirty Picture, but can the duo that is known mainly for their dramatic roles carry a comedy on their shoulders?
Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi, who we loved watching together in The Dirty Picture, have finally said yes to another project together. And the two sound pretty excited about it. While Emraan told a daily that he’s been dying to do another film with Vidya, the pretty lady added that it is “exciting” to team up with Emraan again. Hmmm, considering their chemistry in TDP, are we in for something naughty? Er, no. The two will next be seen in a quirky comic-thriller called Ghanchakkar, to be directed by Rajkumar Gupta (of No One Killed Jessica fame). The excitement comes from getting a chance to explore new shades of their personalities. “I jumped on board when Rajkumar offered it to me. It’s a brilliant story factoring all the essential components – comedy, thrill, edgy and entertaining, which is sure to connect with the audiences. It is undoubtedly going to be a challenging role for me, something that I haven’t attempted before,” Emraan told IANS. For Vidya it was all about perfect timing. “As an actor, all you want to do is reach out to the audiences with diverse yet entertaining roles. Having said that, the story, the director, the co-actors, producer, play an extremely critical role while selecting a film. With Ghanchakkar, it all just fell in place,” Vidya said. But hold on, Vidya might have one more reason to be excited.
Ghanchakkar is being produced by Vidya Balan’s beau, Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures. Ahem ahem. Ask her if that’s the reason she agreed to do the film and she is quick to deny it. It’s the role and the script that is of priority for her, not the producer, she claims. Surely, even she can’t deny that with her own SRK around, she will have to maintain a respectable distance from Emraan. So sad, no? Wink, wink.