A bit strangely titled love story, isnít it?
Oh yes, Gangster is not an action film, itís a love story. And not just a love story, itís a heart-wrenching love story. Itís got streaks of the Abu Salem-Monica Bedi love story. So itís going to be quite interesting.
Do we get yet another hit musical album too?
The music of Gangster will be in the same tradition of all the Bhatt films, but I can tell you that it will be miles ahead of all our earlier films like Jism, Murder, even Raaz. It is far superior to all of them, because Pritam has done a fabulous job. You know, if you have a love story with great music, well, thatís 50 percent of the battle won.
What else do you think is the USP of Gangster?
Gangster has several USPs. It is the Indian film industryís first film to ever be shot in South Korea. We shot in Seoul, and Seoul is a mind-boggling location. So when you see Gangster in the autumn landscape of Seoul, with the golden leaves, red leaves, capturing the romance of the love story, itís beautiful and evocative, and itís a very refreshing new location. Iím sure movie lovers will love what we bring them of Seoul in Gangster. It really brings the true colours of a romantic good film should be.
Vishesh has written the story of Gangster
Yes, the screenplay is by the director Anurag Bose himself, but the story is by my son Vishesh. Iím quite thrilled about the basic storyline and the way it has develops. The film is rooted in strong content, and as you know, it stars Emran Hashmi and Shiny Ahuja, and we have a very interesting new find, a girl called Kangana. She is the heroine, and mark my words: Kangana is the next Madhuri Dixit.
We had given the big breaks to Rani Mukherji in Ghulam, Bipasha Basu in Baaz, Sushimita Sen in Dastak, Sonali Bendra in Naaraaz, Mallika in Murder, but mark my words, Kangana is the girl to watch! She has done a wonderful job in the film, and will go miles! She will be one of the topmost heroines in the yearís time.
So Iím very excited about Gangster. Very good script, excellent music, and towering performances by all the artistes.
Towering performances from all artistes includes Emran too so you mean he isnít going to continue with his serial kisser ways? Do we see something more than what we have become used to from him so far?
Sure! He did a wonderful job in Murder, and in Gangster, Emran is is really going to surprise everyone. We have repackaged him in a very different way! He will shock everybody! Thatís guaranteed! People will not expect what he does in this film he will shock you!
So when do you unveil Gangster to the public?
Watch Gangster on the 28th of April youíre in for a great love story!