Actress Kunika's karmic connectionBy Viral Bhayani, IANS
2/10/2004 12:00:00 AM
Actor Kunal Khemmu has clarified that his being signed for Madhur Bhandarkar?s SIGNAL, hasn?t distanced him from the Vishesh Films banner. ?Vishesh Films and Mahesh Bhatt, which launched me earlier as a child artist and as a hero with KALYUG, will always continue to be the place which initiated me into the process of acting,? Kunal reveals, adding that Mahesh Bhatt called him up to congratulate him on his bagging Bhandarkar?s film. ?He was among the first to congratulate me after he learnt of the news. He was very happy for me and told me to give it my best shot,? he recalls. He further adds that that he is all geared up to work for Vishesh Films? next film, FRIENDS, in which he and Emraan Hashmi, had been confirmed to play the title roles. ?I will be commencing shooting for the film in August,? he informs.
Meanwhile, Kunal is all excited about being signed to play the central character in SIGNAL. ?It came very unexpectedly. Madhur Bhandarkar had earlier complimented me on my performance in KALYUG. Then he called me up last week and asked me to see him urgently, after which he read out the script to me. It was brilliant to say the least and I was zapped when Madhur told me that he had confirmed me for the lead role,? Kunal recalls.
He also admits to being a great follower of Bhandarkar?s films. ?I have watched all his films so far and I liked CHANDNI BAR the best. He?s a very realistic director, who defines character in vivid detail,? he says. The shooting of SIGNAL, which is being produced by Sahara One, commences in March. Bhandarkar is currently in the process of finalizing the rest of the cast for the film. He is also readying for the release of his next film, CORPORATE.