Mumbai: ASA Productions and Enterprises’ 1920, the latest venture by director Vikram Bhatt, had its Coffee Table Book launched recently at JW Marriott.
The highlight of the soirée hosted by Surendra Sharma of ASA Productions and Enterprises was the launch of the book by music director of 1920 Adnan Sami amidst a lot of fanfare. The coffee table book has been designed by Atmanand (Studio Link) to the theme of the film and gives the reader a feel of an era gone by.
Sharma said, "There is only one way to make a film and that is to believe in an idea and backing it with everything you have got. We thought that a classic period horror was a novel idea. The horse carriages, the mist and the old haunted castle and the lovers…..What is exciting to watch have to be first exciting to make."
Also present with their full fledged support were director Vikram Bhatt, producers Surendra Sharma, Amita Bishnoi, Bhagwanti Gabrani from ASA Productions and Enterprises, the debutants of the film, main leads Rajneesh Duggal and Adah Sharma, actress Anjori Alagh, Raj Zutshi, Vipin Sharma, Vallab Vyas, Amin Haji, Ashish Pradhan, Smita Hai, Rushitaa Pandyaas as well as the entire unit of 1920.
Mahima Chaudhary came with sister Manjari. Also present were Nagma, Koel Purie, Nauheed Cyrusi, Dino Morea, Aashish Chowdhry, Vidya Malvade, Shahwar Ali, Kailash Kher, Bali Brahmabhatt, Kunal Ganjawala, Gayatri Iyer, Indraneil Sengupta and wife Barkha Bisht, Shehzad, Bakul, Sudesh Behri, Dilip Thandeshwar and Naseem Sidiqui.
1920 launches two new talents, Rajneesh Duggal who is a well known model and Adah Sharma. Set in the year 1920, the film traces the love story of an Indian boy and an English girl, set in locales from the vintage areas of Rajasthan of 1920 to Mussoorie and Bombay and a resort in the Himalayas. The two get married despite heavy opposition and the story unfolds on the premises of a supernatural thriller.
The music is by Adnan Sami with lyrics by Sameer. Songs by Lata Mangeshkar, Asha Bhonsle, Kailash Kher, Shubha Mudgal have been rendered while the great Pandit Jasraj makes his Hindi film singing debut in the film, with a special item song by Rakhi Sawant as well!