There are two kinds of people in the world. One kind that can say and do whatever they want to, but no one bats an eyelid. And the other group is comprised of people who can stir up controversy even if they do nothing but sneeze or cough.
Former CBFC chief Pahlaj Nahalani aka ‘Master of Cuts’ falls in that category of people. After making things tough for other filmmakers and a failed attempt at making it big at the box office with his erotic movie ‘Julie 2’, Nihalani is back in action. This time he’s wearing the director’s hat for yet another ‘interesting movie’, which is based on the life of one of the biggest scamsters in India.
Talking about scamsters, who are the first few names that come in your mind? You can take your time because we know the recent additions have made the list longer than before. Well, some of the most famous names are Nirav Modi, Lalit Modi and Vijay Mallya. Now, one of these names are now a part of Nihalani’s upcoming movie. No, they are not a part of the movie, but the film is is based on one of them. Any guesses?
*Drum rolls* Pahlaj Nihalani is making a movie based on the life of the ‘King of Good Times’ aka liquor baron Vijay Mallya. And Govinda has been roped in to play the lead character. According to ANI, Nihalani said, “I have made a movie inspired by the life of Vijay Mallya, and Govinda is in the main lead, audiences will be surprised to see his new avatar. The movie will be completely entertaining.” Well, we don’t have any doubts about that.
I have made a movie inspired by the life of Vijay Mallya, and Govinda is in the main lead, audiences will be surprised to see his new avataar. The movie will be completely entertaining: Pahlaj Nihalani, producer & director pic.twitter.com/prYo6ZqQUK
— ANI (@ANI) May 29, 2018
And if the reports are anything to go by then chances are this movie’s name is going to be ‘Rangeela Raja’. How else can one justify the title ‘King of Good Times’, right? In fact a song-and-dance sequence has already been shot. Nihalani also said, “Not the Mallya card, the Mallya calendar. The entire look, feel, appearance and rhythm of the song sequence is based on the Kingfisher calendars. As for Govinda playing who you say he is playing, let’s just keep the suspense going. I am neither denying nor admitting it.”
Talking about working with Govinda after a hiatus of over 30 years, “It felt just like old times when we shot together for his debut film ‘Ilzaam’. Govinda is fitter now than he has ever been. And Chinni Prakash who has done many of Govinda’s dances in my films gave Govinda steps this time that only Govinda can do. No concession for age. And Govinda wasn’t looking for easier steps.”
Teasing the curious people, he said, “A lot of people asked me who Govinda is playing. All I can say at this point of time is that Govinda plays a man who is the biggest scamster of our times. Need I say more?”