By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Wednesday, September 05, 2007
It took a long time for Samir Karnik to release his second film [although Nanhe Jaisalmer was ready for release in 2006, it will hit the screens next week, on September 14], but he's ready with his third film already -- Roshan. “You'll get to see the Nanhe Jaisalmer team -- Bobby Deol and child actor Dwij Yadav -- in Roshan as well, albeit enacting different roles. It's the second film in the series. No, it's not a sequel to Nanhe Jaisalmer. The stories are different, the setting is different, only the cast remains the same," Samir tells me. Kangana Ranaut is the leading lady of this film.
If that's not enough, Samir is shooting Mera Bharat Mahaan at a feverish pace currently. The title gives an impression that it's a patriotic saga. "Mera Bharat Mahaan is not a patriotic film, it's not inspired by The Motorcycle Diaries either. You must've seen the wordings [Mera Bharat Mahaan] behind every truck on the national highway. It borrows the words from there since the protagonists embark on a road journey in my film. Nanhe Jaisalmer talks of will, Roshan hope and Mera Bharat Mahaan, pride. That's what [will, hope, pride] keeps everyone going, right?," he states.
While Roshan is slated for release before the end of the year, Samir has also locked the release date of the multi-starrer Mera Bharat Mahaan: 26th January, 2008. “It's the most appropriate week for my film," he adds. With three releases in less than six months, Samir Karnik is ready to be labeled the next film factory!