By Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Tuesday, October 16, 2007
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Madhur Bhandarkar is flattered and slightly worried by the constant speculation on who will be who in his latest venture Fashion. "I agree Fashion will be taking a lot from real celebrities in fashion world. But not so much that people can point fingers at our film. It won't be a who's who of the fashion world."
And Fashion is definitely about two female protagonists. The latest speculation on the film being based on the rivalry between two male fashion designers over a model has flummoxed Madhur.
"First of all my protagonists are NOT male. Priyanka Chopra is the person from whose perspective the whole film unfolds. Her character is followed by Kangana who also has a very powerful role. The rest of the characters are yet to be cast."
Madhur admits one of the sub-plots might go into the rivalry between two male fashion designers. "But at the moment I'm not looking at the who's who of the celebrity world for my screenplay. It may be fashionable to use real celebrities. But Fashion isn"t going to be fashionably provocative. I want it to be as real and ripping as Page 3 and Corporate."