Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Apart from being pulled up by cops on the complaint of domestic abuse leveled by his TV actress wife Shweta Tiwari, Raja Choudhury has been making news for another reason as well, albeit somewhat positive.
After having completed his maiden Bhojpuri film 'Hamar Sainya Hindustani' starring Ravi Kissen, himself and Shweta, he is all set to launch a Hinglish film about a talking car, titled 'My Second Owner'.
And what's more, he will be playing the protagonist himself. It also has Arbaaz Khan in a key role. "It is a unique concept. 'My Second Owner' is an autobiography of a car, from a general to a racing car. The film will show all brands of cars including Mercedes Benz, Toyotas and Jeeps too, who converse with each other. The main lead in the film is an automobile engineer and I am playing that role. Arbaaz Khan, Shweta Tiwari, Suraj, Mihir Dharkar, Nisha Chaudhary are the other stars," says Raja, being more than happy to divulge details about his project. "The film will be directed by Dharmendra Singh, one time assistant to Anand Mahendroo, who makes his debut with this film, which will mount the sets by the end of June - at the same time when I plan to release my first Bhojpuri venture with a grand premiere in Bihar."
Something tells us that this film is a desperate attempt by Raja to push himself to the mainstream hero category. Surprisingly he doesn't even realize that he is no hero material. When the makers have sensibility of this kind and with such low Bollywood star value (Arbaaz Khan is the biggest name here), chances at success are bleak. Unless the publicity hungry man pulls off another major stunt, what say Raja?
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