Monday, May 21, 2007
Mumbai (UNI): Actress Gul Panag has been signed opposite newcomer Sikander Kher for ''the Summer of 2007'', a film focussing on college life. Suhail Tatari, an award winning television director, said the film would be released in October this year.
Gul Panag, a former beauty queen, has been critically acclaimed recently for her performance in Dor. While Sikander began his film career with Sanjay Gupta's Woodstock Villa.
Talking about the film the director said, ''This is a very young film, dawning realisation of the haves and the haves not, amongst people that one came across from time to time. It is the social message that this films assigns itself to bring out to the audiences''.
The story is about five carefree friends. They represent today's urban, progressive India and they are either indifferent to the 'not so lucky' segment of the public or just simply don't know that beyond their world lies a vast strata of misery and poverty, Suhail said.
From being the most popular group in the college to an ''experimental walk'' through the regressive side of India and what happens next is basically the story of the film, he said.
Suhail, who started his career in direction in 1990 with a documentary followed by features for ''Surabhi'' of DD, says his stories are about real people, their problems and emotions. His first full length feature film was Bhairavi.