The shooting of Madhuri Dixit’s comeback film Gulab Gang, which is also the production debut of director Anubhav Sinha, will begin this October. Since the movie is all about girl power, the film-maker hopes to wrap it up in time to release it on International Women’s Day in 2013.
“I’m very excited about Gulab Gang. I’m hoping to release the film on March 8, 2013 on International Women’s Day. The film will go on floors in October,” Sinha told IANS. All actors have been finalised for the project and the names are expected to be announced within the next 10 days.
The film is about a gang of women fighting social injustice. Sinha, who has directed films like Tum Bin, Tathastu and RA.One, says “all women are in place”. “For the leading man, we are not looking at a headline name in this film. There are so many women that my director (Soumik Sen) is going to die. There are 51 characters in the film to be cast and maximum are women,” he added.
If rumours are to be believed, Madhuri has demanded a few changes in the film’s script, but Sinha says he is amused. “I heard Madhuri is changing the script and all. Madhuri has been part of this project for a year and a half. We are way ahead now and are discussing her make-up and costumes, so we have moved on to that space. In two months, the film will be rolling,” he added.
Sinha further stated, “Madhuri is a darling, she is a sweetheart. She doesn’t have to do this. If she wants to write a script, she will write her own. I am amused.”
For Gulab Gang, which is set in rural India, we hear that Madhuri will have to de-glam.
Published in The Express Tribune, August 11th, 2012.