NEW DELHI: After entertaining people with comedy capers like Hera Pheri and Bhool Bhulaiya, filmmaker Priyadarshan is set to regale audiences with some high octane stunts in his forthcoming multi-starrer Tezz.
Made on a budget of approximately Rs.40 crore, the film features an ensemble cast of Anil Kapoor, Zayed Khan, Ajay Devgn, Kangna Ranaut, Sameera Reddy, Boman Irani with southern superstar Mohanlal in a cameo.
Anil returns to Priyadarshan’s direction 15 years after Viraasat.
It is the also the first time that Zayed is teaming up with Priyadarshan and the actor admits the veteran is a tough task master.
Tezz is the story two men – Aakash Rana (Ajay) and Arjun Khanna (Anil). One is out to get back what was taken away from him in an unjust way, and the other is willing to do whatever it takes to stop him in order to serve justice.
Sameera, Ajay and Zayed play illegal immigrants in Britain. The film shows how they turn against the authorities who try to deport Ajay and plant a bomb on a train speeding between Glasgow and London.
The film has been extensively shot in Glasgow, Strathclyde, Perth and Kinross, Southall in Middlesex and St. Pancras in London.
Priyadarshan hired Hollywood action choreographer Peter Pedrero to write and direct the action sequences.
Pedrero has worked for films like Braveheart, The Bourne Ultimatum and The Bank Job. So no wonder it should be a treat for viewers with a thirst for some good action.
Actress Mallika Sherawat has done an item number “Laila” in the film. There were reports that Sameera was miffed with the producer, Ratan Jain, for offering the item number, earlier reserved for her, to Mallika.
However, the producer denied this, saying that the issue was over-hyped. Sameera later clarified that she wasn’t supposed to do the song.
Sameera would be seen doing some amazing stunts in the film and the actress admits doing action was not an easy thing and wasn’t even prepared for it.
Even Anil, 52, performed some parkour sequences all by himself.