It has been a long time since a comedy flick made your sides split, right! Coming to end the draught is Anil Kapoor's production 'SHORT KUT - THE CON IS ON'. Shot in the charming locales of Thailand, the movie promises to provide you the correct dose of humor, combined with emotions that will tug at your heartstrings. It has been directed by Neeraj Vora and will be released on 10th July 2009, under the banners 'Anil Kapoor Film Company' and 'Indian Films'.
The music for SHORT KUT has been provided by Shankar Mahadevan, Ehsaan Noorani and Loy Mendonsa, while Javed Akhtar is the lyricist. The star cast of this comedy film includes Akshaye Khanna, Arshad Warsi, Amrita Rao and Chunkey Pandey. Anil Kapoor along with Sanjay dutt will grace the film in cameos.
SHORTKUT is a heart-warming, young slice-of-life comedy about the trials and tribulations of two con artists, a struggling director and actor and the zany situations they face in the pursuit of their tinsel-town dreams!Set in Bollywood, SHORTKUT tells the story of two strugglers, one who makes it big as a Superstar (Raju - Arshad Warsi) after stealing the script, and the other whose struggle as a director (Shekhar - Akshaye Khanna) continues after the script gets stolen. Things get really interesting when reigning actress mansi's (Amrita Rao) romantic involvement with Shekhar gets culminated into a marriage while her professional interactions with Raju begin.To add the chaos, destiny again brings Raju and Shakhar face to face, when Shekhar is set to direct his first film, with Superstar Raju.What follows is not the clash of the egos, and immense commotion building up to a fun-filled confusion. What happens next as the real life drama of reel unfolds is the crux of the plot of SHORTKUT.Featuring Amrita Rao's make-over into a hot bombshell, SHORT KUT comes with a generous dose of laughs as well as emotions that will pull your heart strings and keep you glued to your seat!
Akshaye Khanna - Akshaye Khanna is Shekhar. Quiet yet intense, immensely talented low key... how aptly these adjectives fit the actor as well as the characters he plays in the film. Shekhar's value system is sound and his fundas in life are very clear - come what way, there are no shortcuts to success. And if you have a dream, protect it.
Arshad Warsi - Arshad Warsi is Raju; He bluffs his way out of trouble and comes across as a good for nothing harmless fellow. known for his out and out comedy, Arshad bring out a dark edginess to his loud mouthed character.
Amrita Rao - Amrita Rao is Mansi. Behind her petite delicate frame hides a core of steel. For it needs immense strength to give up a starry career when you are at the top, and even more strength to walk out on your family to be with the man you love.