Ranbir Kapoor, who is often referred to as the Bollywood's next superstar clearly wants to become number one in the tinsel town. We recently saw Superstar Shahrukh Khan break all the Box-Office records with his movie Chennai Express. Ranbir will now beat one of the records set by SRK's Chennai Express with upcoming movie Besharam. Well, it looks like the game is on.
SRK had gone an extra mile by releasing Chennai Express in 3500 screens in India and more than 700 screens abroad. He made sure that his movie had the biggest Bollywood release ever. However, Ranbir is not going to let Shahrukh hold on to this record for much longer as he will very soon beat the actor in the numbers game with Besharam which will be released in at least 3600 screens in India. Besharam, which is distributed by Reliance Entertainment will be the biggest release in Hindi film history till date.
Utpal Acharya, the Distribution Head of Reliance Entertainment was glad to confirm this news. "Besharam will be the largest release till date, both in India and abroad. I am looking at 3600 plus screens. I had planned for 4000 screens but Pawan Kalyan's Telugu film Attarintiki Daredi which releases today has a got a phenomenal response in advance booking. That takes away some screens which I had planned in Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Karnataka and Kerala," Acharya said.
'More number of screens means more profit' has become the tactic in today's film industry. Acharya seemed very happy with Besharam. He said, "I am very confident of Besharam, it is a full family commercial entertainer and more the screens, more the revenue." Let's wait and watch if Besharam will be a blockbuster at the Box-Office.
Have a look at the slide show for images and details of Besharam.
In the movie Besharam, Ranbir plays the role of Babli, a poor Punjabi guy. Ranbir found this unique name 'Babli' quite interesting.
Ranbir Not An Anti Hero
The director of the movie is Bahinav Kashyap. He tells us that he is not trying to idealise any social message through the movie. "He is not anti hero here. He is the hero amongst the masses and a hero with whom everyone will relate to. I am not trying to propagate any social message through my film. He is here to entertain everyone, even a poor man, who is not educated," Kashyap said.
Explaining about the title, the director says, "Besharam is a villainous word. I want to tell people the right meaning of the word. I want to show that Besharam can be positive."
Following Daddy's Footsteps
For the title song in Besharam, Ranbir will be seen in an avatar similar to Rishi Kapoor's look from the 1980 movie Karz. Ranbir dons a metallic golden outfit and shakes his booty.
We hear that Ranbir Kapoor has learnt Punjabi for the movie. Besharam's tagline is 'Na sammaan ka moh, na apmaan ka bhay'.
Pallavi Sharda, The Heroine
Pallavi Sharda is an Indian-Australian actress who made her Bollywood debut in My Name Is Khan. She had played a supporting role then. In Besharam, she has got the opportunity to play the lead opposite Ranbir.
This is the first movie in which the Kapoor family - Rishi Kapoor, Neetu Singh and Ranbir will be seen together in a film.
Katrina Not Chosen For Besharam
It was recently reported that Ranbir had suggested to the director to cast Katrina as the leading lady in this film but Kashyap did not agree to this.
Besharam will hit the theatres on Wednesday, October 2 and break the Friday norm. We will surely update you with more updates on the movie. We wonder if this will be a big blockbuster like Chennai Express.
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