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Rani back in Abhishek's reel life

Thursday, September 13, 2007

After the phenomenal success of Chak De India, Yashraj fans look forward to Laaga Chunari Mein Daag, slated for release on October 12, 2007. The promos have whetted the appetite, and they are hungry for more.

The story revolves around two sisters, played by Rani Mukherjee and Konkona Sen Sharma. They live with their parents, Anupam Kher and Jaya Bachchan, in Benares. Circumstances and the search for a better standard of living lead Rani to Mumbai, where she falls in love with Abhishek Bachchan. Konkona finds love with Kunal Kapoor. However, there are some deep, dark secrets that may destroy their idyllic world.

If that does not sound intriguing enough, here are a few reasons you may want to watch the movie for:

This is the first time that the Bunty aur Babli pair has acted together since Abhishek's marriage to Aishwarya Bachchan. Abhishek and Rani have had such a strong on-screen chemistry, that many fans were expecting them to marry each other off-screen.

There are rumours that all is not well between Abhisek and Rani, and these were almost verified by Aishwarya Bachchan's frequent visits to the set, and snubbing Rani. In fact, Jaya Bachchan is supposed to have given Rani the cold shoulder, too.

Rani is playing a prostitute for the second time. She had earlier played a naachnewali in Mangal Pandey – The Rising. In this movie, her character comes from an impoverished family, and she gets into the profession to make ends meet.

Abhishek and Jaya will act together in a movie for the first time. Abhishek has done a few movies with his father, but none with his mother. Jaya returns to the big screen after a gap of two years. Her last movie was Kal Ho Na Ho.

Pradeep Sarkar, who shot to fame with Parineeta, does not repeat his lucky pair this time. He had apparently asked Vidya Balan for a role in this one, but she had date problems.

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