Suneel Darshan’s SHAKALAKA BOOM BOOM is based on conflicts, trauma and the power game involved in the functioning of the music industry. The musical has been extensively shot in Johannesburg. It stars Bobby Deol, Upen Patel, Celina Jaitley and Kangana Ranaut. Incidentally, Sana Panscholi (daughter of Aditya Panscholi) was the original choice for Kangana Ranaut’s role. The title tack is already on air, music courtesy- Himesh Reshammiya. Read on to know more!
Set against a backdrop of international music industry, SHAKALAKA BOOM BOOM delves into the complex relationship of two dramatically different men who have but one thing in common- their passion for music. If ruthless, manipulative, cutthroat…is considered synonymous with the music industry; these terms certainly do not apply to AJ- the most loved, the most popular singer/composer New York has seen. If prodigious talent, passion, attitude…is considered synonymous with the music industry, then Reggi fits the bill. Young and hugely talented, he hungers for what AJ has, he craves to be where AJ is- on the top. Into the lives of these two men enter two beautiful women- aspiring singer Ruhi and ambitious PR professional Sheena. On the professional front, Ruhi admires and looks up to AJ. On the personal level she has been wooed and won over by Reggi. On the professional front, Sheena has done a lot for Reggi. On the personal level, she holds a huge grudge because he has spurned her. As ambition, manipulation and desperation take center stage, Ruhi and Sheena becom pawns in a ruthless game… As AJ and reggi face off against each in a do or die battle…envy and betrayal rear their ugly heads… As talent struggles to survive the onslaught of a carefully orchestrated smear campaign, music will be the ultimate winner… And the looser… In SHAKALAKA BOOM BOOM.
Bobby Deol is AJ- the singer/composer at the pinnacle of success and popularity. He has reached where he is through sheer dint of slog and hard work. He is used to winning, he revels in it and will never allow anybody to overtake him.
Upen Patel is Reggi, the hugely talented newcomer, who wants to be where AJ is- on the top. Reggi’s hunger for success is only matched by his hunger to make music. His talent is inborn, he does not struggle to make music, he struggles to get noticed.
Celina Jaitley is Sheena, the beautiful and ambitious PR professional, who once went all out to promote Reggi. Now she will do everything in her power to destroy him.
Kangana Ranaut is Ruhi, the lovely young singer who unwittingly comes between the two. She likes singing, admires AJ and falls head over heals in love with Reggi.
SHAKALAKA BOOM BOOM is slated to release on 6th April 2007.