Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Without any second thoughts, can you instantly identify the actors in this still? Ok, it might not be that difficult to identify Ayesha Takia but the guy surely takes us by surprise. It takes more than a moment to analyze that the man behind the stubble and those extended locks is R. Siddharth - the actor from Rang De Basanti.
This is an exclusive working still from the short film on Aids being directed by Vishal Bharadwaj for the Bill Gates Foundation. Apart from Ayesha and Siddharth, this 15 minute film stars Pankaj Kapur and Pawan Malhotra who play lead roles in this film titled Blood Brothers.Ayesha Takia, apart from her usual bubbly self also appears quite chubby in this picture. Seems like she has gained weight for the role! Gives a whole new meaning to the term of bagging a plump role!
As for Siddharth, his beard reminds you more of Kunal Kapoor from Rang De Basanti. Observe a small black patch on his cheek. That patch probably symbolizes that he is a victim of Aids as that tends to be one common symptom of the deadly disease. Recall Tom Hanks also has a similar patch on his forehead in Philadelphia where he too enacted the role of an Aids patient.
The third man in the picture is the Oscar-winning cinematographer Guillermo Navarro who is shooting this film in India.
Kareena in another rocking number
Niraj Mancchanda predicts....