Thursday, September 14, 2006
Judging by the promos Khosla Ka Ghosla looks really promising. Anupam Kher playing the title role as the clueless Khosla looks the part. And what about Boman Irani as the evil and wicked Khurana? If you thought a fine performance in Munnabhai M.B.B.S. fetched him a role in this film then guess again. Writer Jaideep Sahni lets the cat or rather the goose out of the bag.
"Boman was my idea. Much before the first Munnabhai released, I had seen Boman's fantastic performance in Let's Talk, and a scene where he scares the daylights out of his wife's character by just twiddling a spoon on the dining table convinced me that only this man's talent would inject flesh and blood in the land mafia Khurana's character I had written."
Smooth sailing for Boman after that. Or was it?
"The funny thing is that when I told director Dibakar (Bannerjee) about him and he went to meet Boman, for some weird reason they both didn't really take to each other so well. I forced another meeting between the two, but with the same result." What's this? The talented Boman Irani and the debutant director not seeing eye to eye? How can that be?
"I picked up the phone and spoke to Boman two nights in a row and talked about the character and why we felt only he could play the part as we saw it, and he got excited about it", Jaideep adds. Khurana- A very interesting and unique character. Surely Boman must have felt a tinge of uncertainty of his role.
"Our team went and met some land shark characters in Delhi and recorded our conversations with them and sent them to Boman for him to get an idea of these guys who he had never met in Bombay. He kept listening to the recordings for days in his car, and the day he landed up on the set, he had completely transformed himself into the devious devil Khurana - that is his power as an actor."
So Dibakar and Boman turn birds of the same feather and flock together. "Both these guys were so suspicious of each other in the beginning ended up doing such great work together on the set and are greatest of friends now always cracks me up."
Well, two years in the making, Khosla Ka Ghosla is finally seeing light of the day thanks to a lot of perseverance and patience from a lot of talented people. Well according to a Chinese quote a bird does not sing because it has an answer. It sings because it has a song.
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