The director of Yeh Saali Zindagi has managed a casting coup of sorts by bringing together the most unlikely couple onscreen
After their Hollywood dud Hisss… we never imagined that Irrfan Khan and Mallika Sherawat would ever be seen together again onscreen, but director Sudhir Mishra has made this possible for his forthcoming film, Lucky Unlucky. Like his previous work, Yeh Saali Zindagi, his next is also about the ironies of life. Mallika confirmed on Twitter that she will be playing a sprinter in the film. Other details of the project are presently under wraps.
Surprisingly Mishra’s muse Chitrangda Singh doesn’t seem to have made the cut for Lucky Unlucky. Perhaps Mishra didn’t wish to stress her out by slotting her in the role of a sprinter, but he has managed to surprise his coterie with his unusual casting decision. Probably this is one smart career move on Mallika’s part to get into the ‘hatke’ actors’ league, especially after her Hollywood outings which didn’t do her much good. For Irrfan it is home turf and he seems to have made a permanent place for himself in Mishra’s clique. Buzz is that the director might end up sneaking in an item number by Chitrangda in his film – after all, her rustic seductress moves in Shirish Kunder’s Joker have generated a lot of publicity!