Four on a role

Mumbai : Kader Kashmiri, the maker of Aman Ke Farishtey in 2003 and Hatya – The Murder in 2004 had narrated a story to Kamal Haasan a few years ago. Kamal did not want to work in Hindi and Govinda too refused the film.

So when Hassan’s Tamil film Michael Madan Kama Rajan. was to hit the marquee, Kashmiri was shocked to find the film similar to his script narrated to Kamal Hassan. After much dilly-dallying Kamal Hassan had finally relented and credited Kader Kashmiri as the scriptwriter of the film.

When Kader Kashmiri wanted to remake the film in Hindi, Govinda declined to act but permitted his nephew Krishna Abhishek. “Kamal Haasan had played quadruple roles in the original version while in Ayi Ayi Yaa Karoon Main Kya Krishna Abhishek plays this role. Incidentally, this is the first time that a male-character will play a full-fledged female character in the film,” says writer-producer-director Kader Kashmiri.

“Except for 2 songs the entire shooting of the film is complete,” says the filmmaker. “As a special feat, I have a 14-minute theme song for the film.”

The role is equally challenging for Krishna Abhishek. “It is like adding a feather to your cap by doing quadruple roles. The most difficult part in playing them was changing into countless costumes and portraying different roles at any given time. For a shot I even underwent 20 changes.”

Apart from a huge cache of Bhojpuri films, Krishna Abhishek will be seen in Gehri Chaal and Pappu Pass Ho Gaya; which co-stars Jackie Shroff. His earlier Hindi films released include Hum Tum Aur Mom and Yeh Kaisi Mohabbat. He even has a Gujarati and Tamil film in his kitty too.

Michael Madan Kama Rajan was said to have been made at a cost of around Rs. 65 million (Rs. 6.5 crore); whereas Ayi Ayi Yaa Karoon Main Kya is budgeted around Rs. 15 million (Rs. 1.5 crore).

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