June 28, 2011 12:52:16 PM IST Joginder Tuteja, Glamsham Editorial
Terror would take a new meaning in MURDER 2 with Bhatt's giving a re-launch of sorts to Prashant Narayanan, an actor who has been around for close to a decade, with the film. He would be playing the character of a eunuch in the film and would be the chief nemesis for Emraan Hashmi and Jcqueline Fernandez.
"If you thought that a villain in Bhatt's earlier films were cruel and psychopaths, then you have just seen the top of the iceberg. Prashant's character of Dheeraj Pandey crosses all limits when it comes to carrying a disturbing persona," informs a source close to the film.
"Since Prashant is playing a eunuch in the film, the obvious reference point goes back to 'Maharani', a memorable character of a eunuch pimp that was played by Sadashiv Amrapurkar in Sanjay Dutt starrer SADAK. However Pandey is deadlier than Maharani," the source continues.
One hopes that the makers say this with utmost confidence. After all one till date remembers Lajja Shankar Pandey (Ashutosh Rana) of Akshay Kumar's SANGHARSH, Chappan Tikli (Gulshan Grover) of Naseeruddin Shah's SIR and Ronnie (Sharat Saxena) of Aamir Khan's GHULAM, all of which were made by Bhatts.
Jacqueline, who happens to be tormented by Prashant's character in the film, says, "Well, I can say with confidence that Dheeraj Pandey is someone you can't forget. He is so freaking cool and simply phenomenal. I am currently working on a film like HOUSEFULL 2, but still get a jolt when reminded of Prashant's psycho act. Even as I am talking to you, just the thought of him continues to terrorize me."
Err, really Jacqueline? Ab yeh thoda zyaada ho gaya! Chill, it was just a film!