Kunal Khemu, Randeep Hooda in Vishal Mahadkar’s next?
The Blood Money director has locked the script of his next project which will be a crime thriller
Though Vishal Mahadkar’s Kunal Khemu-Amrita Puri-starrer Blood Money got a mixed response from the critics, it did well at the BO and made over Rs 30 crore. Egged on by the success of his last venture, Mahadkar has already locked the script of his next film. Crime thrillers seem to be the favourite genre of the Bhatt camp as their latest Emraan Hashmi-Esha Gupta-starrer Jannat 2 too struck gold at the BO.
The excited one-film-old director told us that he is in talks with Kunal Khemu and Randeep Hooda, but quickly adds that nothing has been finalised yet. The cast might be locked in a few weeks. When we asked him for more details about his project, he said, “It’s a fictitious crime thriller with the underworld as a backdrop. It will be raw and gritty action.”
Apparently, the success of Jannat 2 has made Randeep Hooda the new favourite of the Bhatt camp and he will be doing more projects with Vishesh Films. Talking about his equation with the Bhatts, Randeep recently said, “I am grateful to the Bhatts for having faith in me. An actor needs this kind of feeling every now and then to keep him interested. I am doing more films with the Bhatts now. And I hope this relationship continues.” It seems that Mahadkar’s thriller might be one of those films that he is talking about.
First Published: 9.30 AM IST 05.09.2012