Friday, August 01, 2008
And not from me! The Yorkshire Evening Post somehow got my name and number and rang me the other day trying to get a scoop!! And I nearly gave it to them! lol You live and learn. DO NOT TALK TO THE PRESS WITHOUT PERMISSION!!! phew!
By Joginder Tuteja
Govinda's next film which is being directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia has finally found a title for itself. As per reliable sources, the film is being titled Con Flick. Now that's quite an interesting title for the film since it features Govinda as a conman.
Confirms the source attached to the film's crew, "Though a formal announcement would be made shortly, Tigmanshu has more or less closed on Con Flick as the film's title. It is a fun film and since the lead protagonist is a conman here, it made sense to have the kind of a name which justifies the essence of the subject."
Tigmanshu Dhulia, who has earlier directed films like Haasil and Charas (both starring Jimmy Sheirgill in the lead), has another ace up his sleeves in the form of Rimi Sen who would be playing an obese woman weighing as much as 160 kilos. She plays Govinda's love interest and the film promises to showcase some amazing chemistry between a young obese girl and a not-so-young man.
Also starring Vidya Malavade and Kabir Bedi in principal roles, Con Flick is quite a departure for Dhulia who in the past has been labeled as a filmmaker with a knack for making hard hitting films, courtesy Haasil and Charas. This time around, he takes a comic route by roping in Govinda, the uncrowned king of comedy and Rimi Sen, who has 'seriously' made a great impression with comic portrayal of a gold digger in recently released De Taali.
It should be quite en eventful journey for Tigmanshu Dhulia from this point because while he heads for the shoot of Con Flick, he already has wrapped up the principal shoot of Shagird which stars Nana Patekar, Anurag Kashyap and Mohit Ahlawat in lead along with Rimi Sen (again)!
Some of the other films to be directed by Dhulia which were announced in the months gone by but are yet to see some progress are Fame (Sunil Shetty, Govinda, Kay Kay Menon, Anjori Alag), Ghayal 2 (Sunny Deol, Om Puri) and Ghulami (Sunny Deol, Sameera Reddy). However, one hopes that after being in the wait for years, Dhulia does manage to mark a comeback with Con Flick and Shagird.