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George Bush, Osama in Mission Istanbul

Apoorva Lakhia and Suniel Shetty are really thinking big for their upcoming project Mission Istanbul.

The film is being promoted extensively with each of the actors getting a fair dose of limelight. While Zayed Khan is being the common factor amongst all the film's promos (since he plays the central protagonist), even Nikiten Dheer (who did loose his share of pie in Jodhaa Akbar in spite of being pitted against Hrithik Roshan) has been making quite an impression with his physique standing tall over anyone else in the frame.

Vivek Oberoi too doesn't have a reason to complain since he has not just become much more prominent in the promotional plans of the film but now also has an item song all for himself. No wonder, he is giving tough competition to Abhishek Bachchan who has been roped in as an item boy for Mission Istanbul.

But are you aware that apart from Zayed Khan, Vivek Oberoi, Suniel Shetty and Nikiten Dheer, there are two more characters which form an integral part of this action packed thriller? And these two men are not fictional but belong to real life.

We are talking about the characters of George W. Bush and Osama Bin Laden, who would feature in this most ambitious venture of Apoorva Lakhia.

Of course, one can't expect the two men to be facing the camera for a feature film and hence the makers of Mission Istanbul have roped in look alikes of Bush and Osama for their film. While Brent Mendenhall, an exact look-alike of U.S President George W. Bush, appears in the film as Bush, the part of Osama Bin Laden would be enacted by Khalil Ahmed.

In a film that has been shot in Turkey and exposes behind the scene games of media and terrorism coming together, Mission Istanbul is indeed generating quite some heat for itself. Also starring Shabbir Ahluwalia, Shreya Saran and Shweta Bhardwaj, Mission Istanbul is a co-production of Popcorn Motion Pictures and Balaji Telefilms Ltd. and is all set for release on 25th July.

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