Aamir, Imran to share screen for the first time in ‘Peekay’
Mama-Bhanja Amir and Imran are said to share the screen for the first time. It will be in Rajkumar Hirani’s next film ‘Peekay’. It also casts Anuskha Sharma in the female lead.
It is known that Imran Khan made a roaring entry into B-town riding on Amir’s production, ‘Jane Tu... Ya Jana Na’. He had also worked in Amir’s production ‘Delhi Belly ’. Incidentally the initial people to be cast for ‘Peekay’ project were Ranbir Kapoor or Ranveer Singh. But both expressed their reservation for the role, as it meant playing second fiddle to Amir. Sensing an opportunity for his nephew, Amir suggested his name. When Imran was approached by the director, he readily agreed to it.
The story of ‘Peekay’ revolves around the corruption affecting our country. Amir plays the role of an alcoholic (Peekay) social crusader in the movie.
Hirani is going through the pre-production work of the movie. It will be the first movie of Hirani as a producer. He has recently launched his production company, Raj Kumar Hirani Productions. The reason for it was that, long time friend Vidhu Vinod Chopra refused to produce the movie; instead he only wanted to act as a presenter in the movie. A source close to them was quoted to as saying to Daily Mirror, "Of course, Hirani will direct the film as well. And while VVC (as Vidhu is better known) will only be a presenter, it does not imply he won't be involved with the film. Simply put, ‘Peekay’ will release as: Presented by Vidhu Vinod Chopra Films."
This development was seen as a rift between the two, but the source further clarified, "It's a natural progression for Hirani. After ‘3 Idiots’, he was inclined to produce a film alone. He had harbored these intentions for quite some time, and now it is actually happening." It seems true, as Hirani still continues to operate from Chopra’s office.
‘Peekay’ goes on the floor by the end of this year, probably December. Amir is at the moment shooting for ‘Dhoom 3’ in USA. It is supposed to wind up by October, after which he will go on an aggressive promotion drive for ‘Talaash’, which releases on November 30. He will them zoom off for the Hirani-Amir venture. Well, quite a busy schedule.
scheduled to be released in December 2013.