Dual fun for Urmila

Jagmohan Mundhra’s ‘filmi’ version of the cult video Shingora produced by media magnate Nari Hira has a star attraction now - Urmila Matondkar. The sassy actress has been signed opposite Ronit Roy for the lead role.

By N Anandhi

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Published: Sat 13 Dec 2008, 10:27 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 2:52 PM

Jagmohan Mundhra confirmed the news saying, “Yes, Urmila has signed on the dotted line and has given us dates from Jan 15, ‘09 for a start to finish schedule.”

A source reveals that Urmila’s character lives a duel life in the film. “Urmila plays a corporate woman in the morning who takes on a male-dominated industry confidently, while at night she enjoys a bohemian life.”

Ronit Roy, who has a biggie in kitty after his telly stardom, is pleased to have a co-star like Urmila.

He says, “We met on the sets of Jhalak Dikhlaa Jaa where she was a judge and she really spurred me on. It will be great working with her.”

The film matters a lot to Ronit as he is making a re-entry into Bollywood after a long hiatus.

“This is a real big film for me after my debut with Jaan Tere Naam,” says he as he keeps his fingers crossed.

When quizzed about his role, he tells us, “I have not seen the video version, but I believe, from my interactions with Jag, that I will be playing the role that Marc Zuber played in the video hit.”

But television is something he does not want to leave in a hurry. He says that he will continue to work in television which was his “’dal–roti’ for a long time”.

Urmila, who has had a lean period recently with the failure of her films like Karzzzz and EMI, will certainly bank on this film to give a new fillip to her career. And going by Jagmohan Mundhra’s claims, both the stars can rest assured of good returns. “This is going to be one of my best films with other films like Naughty At 40 and Begunnah that are on the floors,” said Jag.


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