Shashi Ranjan to launch Pakistani talent contest winner
By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM Friday, June 29, 2007 Shashi Ranjan is making a hilarious comedy next, titled Dhoom Dadakka. Produced by Anushka Images, Shashi is all set to launch Pakistani talent contest winner Zak in the forthcoming movie. Zak was selected from over 10,000 contestants in a nationwide talent hunt show, which was telecast on Pakistan National TV. This will be the first time that a Pakistani will make his movie debut directly in Bollywood. Generally, Pakistani actors, who have proved themselves in Lollywood, make the shift to acting in the Hindi film industry.
The movie, which is scheduled to go on floors in the last week of June, will have an ensemble cast including Satish Shah, Satish Kaushik, Gulshan Grover, Anupam Kher, Rakhi Sawant, Koena Mitra, Chunkey Pandey, Bhavana Balsaver, Razzak Khan and Bobby Darling. The film also marks Anupam Kher and Gulshan Grover's debut as singers. They are lending their voice to a special Holi song in the movie.
Pop singer Daler Mehndi and singer Jaspinder Narula recently recorded the title song for the movie at Ranjit Barot Studio. It was tuned by Roop Kumar Rathod and penned by Punjabi writer Praveen Kumar. Earlier, singer Sunidhi Chauhan had recorded a song for the movie.