His debut venture KAL KISSNE DEKHA is yet to be released but Jackky Bhagnani has already started working on his next film. To be kick started after the release of his first film which is being pitched as a 'romantic musical thriller', Jackky's next film will belong to the same genre (romantic musical comedy) as JAANE TU YA JAANE NAA and warrant a similar characterization and narrative.
The film would yet again be produced by his father Vashu Bhagnani and initial work on casting has already begun.
Says a source from the production team, ''Jackky has just started off as a lead hero and he wants to work in films that are young and energetic. Moreover, he wants to be looked as someone who belongs to the youth and is one of them. He doesn't want to distance himself from his target audience i.e. youth by being aloof and unapproachable.''
This is the reason why a worldwide contest has been launched where youngsters can approach the production house and get lucky by being selected in the project.
Confirms the man of the moment, Jackky Bhagnani, ''Yes, we are launching our next film on a big scale. It will be having all the ingredients of a young entertainer and will be on the lines of JAANE TU YA JAANE NAA. I loved the film for its simplicity. Also, the very fact that each of the characters in the film was so identifiable and real is what makes me love it even more.''
There is good news for at least five newcomers as the film is looking at introducing three boys and two girls (all Indian though) from across the world. Jackky will of course head the cast while the leading lady opposite him is yet to be finalized.
Considering the fact that JAANE TU YA JAANE NAA was not just centered on Imran Khan and Genelia D'Souza but a horde of other friends as well, how much of opportunity can youngsters expect in Jackky's film?
''At least the same if not more'', promptly says Jackky, ''Yet again, each of these five youngsters will also be an important part of the film. The focus will definitely not just be on me. We are looking at a wide scale search for these young newcomers.''
Vaishali Desai is the leading lady who makes her debut with KAL KISSNE DEKHA that also stars veteran actor Rishi Kapoor. Incidentally, the campus setting warrants a horde of youngsters in this film as well like Akshay Kapoor, Bhairavi Goswami, Kunal Kumar, Rachna Shah and Nushrat Bharucha.