Vishal Bhardwaj (Omkara, Kaminey, Saat Khoon Maaf) is all set to make his next film Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola. Apparently, the director had been toying with the idea to make this film for the last eight years and now finally it is going to the floor. Matru Ki Bijlee Ka Mandola is pitched as a romantic comedy and is written, produced and directed by him.
Omkara star Ajay Devgan was originally set to do the film but he backed out so there was speculation thatKaminey’s Shahid Kapoor would step in. However, after watching Imran Khan in Delhi Belly, Vishal has finally signed the young Khan for the role of a rustic and rugged character. Imran loves the script and says, “It`s an honour to be approached by a filmmaker like Vishal Bharadwaj.”
To fit that character Imran will have to gain weight and build up and we hear it will be in an unique way. It is being reported he has joined an akhaada and will work out there to transform into the role.
Imran’s co-star will be Anushka Sharma (Band Baaja Baraat), who both he and Bhardwaj will be working together with for the first time. Given Bhardwaj’s penchant for transforming his actors (Saif Ali Khan inOmkara, Priyanka Chopra in Saat Khoon Maaf), expect electric performances from both Imran and Anushka.
The film is due to go on the floors soon and is scheduled for a 2012 release.