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Milind Gunaji's tryst with Europe

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By: Praveen Lance Fernandes, IndiaFM

Friday, September 08, 2006

After a cameo in Phir Hera Pheri, Milind has been keeping himself busy these days- busy not in India but abroad. Milind has signed on for quite a few international projects mostly European. So after many Regional films, Hindi films, music videos and books later, he is now moving towards foreign pastures. Though trying to contain his excitement in his voice, one could understand his exhilaration.

"I am doing three international films. The first one is a British film by the name of Veiled Existence. The producers are Walk Tall productions and it's about a NRI family in Britain. I play one of the 3 main leads. My characters name is Vikram and there are only 3-4 Indians in the film. I'm headed to London on 24 September and it's a 35 day schedule. I had met the writer Sheila Ivan in London sometime back and that is how I bagged the film", says the talented actor.

Another film that he is doing is Roland Joffe's Singularity. At first the film may not strike a chord but let us remind you guys that the film was originally titled The Invaders and initially was supposed to have Aishwarya Rai and Viveik Oberoi. Viveik is out and steps in none other than Brendan Fraser. "I don't know about Viveik Oberoi but Aishwarya is definitely in the film. I was signed about 2 years ago and now the shooting will commence from January. Since I like to travel a lot I acted as a guide to Roland but I didn't know he was casting for this film. He saw me, we interacted and that's how I am in."

From the periodical to a dance film, Milind moves onto Rasleela. "The film is an Indo-French production and is directed by Sarat Chandra. It is based on Odissi dance. My role is not yet finalized but I play either the main positive or main negative lead. I will have to take dance lessons once I return from London." Dance lessons huh? Well he surely can shake a leg. Check him out in Aika Dajiba.

Moving back to Bollywood, Milind has a couple of movie in hand. The first one is Murderer directed by Raj Sippy. The film stars Mithun Chakravarthy's son Mimoh and Ashutosh Rana. 'I have a very significant cameo in the film. It is a very interesting thriller and I am looking forward to it."

Apart from that there is another movie by the name of Gas Station on the X-press way. Interesting title- so what is it about? "It is a murder mystery and is a remake of some Hollywood movie that I cannot remember. But it is very well made."

Apart from the world of cinema we all know Milind is very active otherwise. His collection of Marathi poetry titled Man Paakharache Hoi was made into a classic album and has received good response from the Maharashtrian audience. "I am also writing my sixth book. It is yet untitled but most probably it will be in English and Marathi."

Well, Milind sure seems to be going places. We wish him all the best for his future endeavors.

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