Emraan has tremendous clout at the BO: Karan Johar
Karan Johar and Ekta Kapoor have started work on their next project – a love-hate story, as Karan puts it. The filmmaker says that he has always wanted to work with Ekta and this was the best script to start off with. “Ekta and I had been deliberating for a while to work together, but we were sure we wanted to work on something different and edgy. This script was perfect. I’d call it a love-hate story. In fact, it is one of the most interesting scripts I’ve read in recent times. Both the protagonists are strong characters and have a great opportunity to perform.”
Emraan Hashmi was the unanimous choice for the male protagonist, says Karan. “Emraan is a terrific actor and has tremendous clout at the box office. He plays the protagonist and the antagonist. This film will see him play a character that is very different from his previous roles. But having said that, his fan base will be totally satisfied with him as the chemistry that the lead actors share is great, romantically as well as sexually.” Though the female lead is yet to be finalised, Karan reveals that it will be an established actor and not a fresh face.
This joint venture of Dharma Productions and Balaji Motion Pictures, directed by newcomer Akshay Roy, doesn’t have a title as yet. But Karan reveals that he is entrusting Ekta the responsibility of coming up with a title.