Aamir’s suspense thriller with Reema Kagti titled ‘Talaash’ (earlier post updated)
Aamir Khan’s long talaash for the right title for his film has finally ended. The movie, directed by Reema Kagti, has been titled Talaash! Mr Perfectionist was keen on the right name and though it was being referred to as The Act of Murder and later as Dhuan, they were all working titles. The movie which also stars Kareena Kapoor and Rani Mukerji is slated to release in June.
PS: Talaash was the title of OP Ralhan’s 1969 flick with Rajendra Kumar and Sharmila Tagore. It was also the title of Suneel Darshan’s film with Akshay Kumar and Karisma Kapoor which released in 2005.
Now here’s a little mystery finally solved! After months of wondering what Aamir Khan’s next police film will be called, the title has been decided: Zakhmi. It is after Sarfarosh (1999) that Aamir gets to don the khaki again and looks like he isn’t playing the goody-two-shoes cop this time. Complete with a roguish stubble, Aamir will take on the bad guys as a Crime Branch officer in Reema Kagti’s film. Shooting for ‘Zakhmi’, also starring Rani Mukerji and Kareena Kapoor, has already begun. In fact, Aamir, Rani and Kareena have already started attending workshops as part of their preparation for their roles.
Aamir, who generally takes things slow, has been on a roll this year. AK has not only signed up for Reema Kagti’s ‘Zakhmi’, but is also playing the bad guy in the Abhishek Bachchan, Uday Chopra starrer, Dhoom 3. If that wasn’t enough, he’s also up for another venture with his 3 Idiots director Rajkumar Hirani!
After all the hoo-haa about Aamir Khan returning as a villain in Dhoom-3 or green-lighting Yash Chopra’s next directorial venture, here comes the actual film announcement. Aamir will return to the big screen in Reema Kagti’s suspense drama that is rolling in February 2011.
Reema who made Honeymoon Travels Pvt Ltd must be pinching herself a hundred times over. She’s the one who actually gets to direct Bollywood’s numero uno actor Aamir Khan in an untitled suspense drama.
The film will also release in the same year. So there will be plenty of superstar shenanigans. Salman Khan and Shah Rukh Khan also have releases lined up in 2011.
Aamir’s new film is a joint production of Aamir Khan, Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani. Says Farhan, “It feels great to be collaborating with Aamir a decade after Dil Chahta Hai. We had been hoping to do a film together since then. And I’m thrilled that it is finally happening with this script.”
Two leading ladies (whose names we know but aren’t writing because we don’t want to be spoilsports) will share screen space with Aamir.
Naaz Building Brokers( Bollywood’s stock exchange quotient) are excited because this is Aamir’s next announcement after 3-Idiots, a film that is the Hindi film industry’s highest grosser to date.
Reema’s film will be written by her and her film-making partner Zoya Akhtar, as is usually the case with their movies.
Aamir is also sitting with two more scripts and may surprise people with an another announcement later next year.