Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi starrer ‘Baadshaho’ to start rolling in August

Milan Luthria is all set for his next directorial titled ‘Baadshaho’. The film stars Ajay Devgn, Emraan Hashmi and Vidyut Jammwal as male leads. There were reports that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan will be seen as the female lead, but Ileana D’Cruz and Esha Gupta have been roped in to star in the film. The shooting of the film kickstarts in August.

Talking about the actors, Milan said, “It’s an exciting line-up, as all the actors play characters they’ve never done before. While Ajay is a man of the soil, impulsive and stubborn, Emraan’s turn is rustic and twisted. On the other hand, Vidyut plays a cocky guy, while Ileana’s character is a charmer, who has people eating out of her hands. Esha’s character is a no-nonsense chick. All of them have shades of grey.”

“It’s a 15-day schedule to be shot on a set in Mumbai, after which we head to Rajasthan in November and stay on till December. We are yet to finalise the exact locations in Rajasthan and will be going on a recce sometime next month,” he added.

Earlier, the film starred Pulkit Samrat, Shruti Haasan and Lisa Haydon. The director reveals that a change in the script resulted in a change of cast. “They were part of a different subject but we found out that some elements of that script were used in another film so we changed the idea. The script was turned around last year in October,” he said.

There were also speculations that Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, Kareena Kapoor and Diljit Dosanjh were considered for the lead roles. “When a script changes, sometimes the people we reach out to no longer fit the bill. We did speak to a couple of actors but nothing was finalised,” the Milan explained.

The makers have roped in a foreign action director for ‘Baadshaho’. The music of the film will have Rajasthani folk with a funky twist, composed by Ankit Tiwari.

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