Anil Kapoor to play a Sikh for the first time

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Anil Kapoor…Anees Bazmee is one of the best film-makers around.

Anil Kapoor, who has a Bollywood career spanning 35 years, is all set to play the role of a turbaned Sikh in his next titled, Mubarakan.

This would be the first time Anil Kapoor would play a Sikh, and the film is directed by Anees Bazmee.

An excited Anil was quoted as saying, “It would be an honour to play a Sardar. I have a fabulous role in Mubarakan. I go into this film right after I complete the shooting of my television serial 24. It would be the ideal stress-buster after the intense action and drama in 24.”

Anil Kapoor, also says that Anees Bazmee is one of the best film-makers around and his films are the best in terms of comedy. He praised the director as, “He has made some of the biggest hits in the comedy genre without resorting to vulgar double entendre. Mubarakan, too, is completely free of any crudity, and that’s what I love about it. It is one of the most brilliant scripts I’ve come across in the comic genre.”

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Bazmee started his career in 1988, as a dialogue writer for the film Hum Farishte Nahin. He returned in 1990 as a writer for the film Swarg, which was directed by David Dhawan and starred Rajesh Khanna and Govinda.

In 1995, after having written scripts for ten films, Bazmee made his directorial debut with the Hulchul. Starring Ajay Devgn and Kajol, the film went unnoticed critically and commercially as well. However, his attempt to cast Devgan and Kajol once again in 1998 for his second directorial venture, Pyaar To Hona Hi Tha, proved successful. The film was both a major critical and commercial success, and turned out to be one of the industry’s biggest hits that year. – CINEWS

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