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08-03-2010, 11:17 PM #1
Ajay Devgn plays terrorist in Priyadarshan's action thriller
Ajay Devgn The prolific Priyadarshan has no clue where the title Bullet Train came hurling at his new Devgn-Ranaut-Anil Kapoor-Sameera Reddy-Manoj Bajpai starrer.
"My film is NOT called The Bullet Train. It has nothing to do with that film. The only similarity is that the action in my film unfolds on a train. The film is still untitled. I am looking out for a title."
Kangna Ranaut and Ajay Devgn are back together in Priyadarshan's new thriller to be shot on an actual subway train speeding from London to Glasgow.
The film is inspired by Jan de Bont's 1994 thriller Speed about a bomb in a bus that would go off if the bus loses speed.
"Yes, it is inspired by Speed but the difference is that we've translocated the terror attack from a bus to a train," says Priyan as he prepares to shoot this untitled thriller from September 1 on a speeding train between London and Glasgow.
Says the director, "We've got permission to shoot on an actual London station and a train. It took some effort. But we did it. I don't think it would've made sense to shoot the film without the actual location and train."
The most unusual part of the film is the casting .While Manoj Bajpayee (a first for Priyan) has been cast in a positive role as the engineer trying to control the train's speed so that the bomb doesn't go off; Ajay Devgn plays the ace- terrorist.
The last time he was cast in a negative role was in Raj Kumar Santoshi's Khakee.
Says Priyan, "I've just signed Kangna opposite Ajay. I've never worked with Kangna before. Tusshar Kapoor and Sameera Reddy have also been cast as terrorists. My other favourite Suniel Shetty is also there in a very special role."
The film is written by Priyadarshan, along with Robin Bhatt (who also co-wrote Priyan's soon-to-be-released Aakrosh) and Aditya Dhar.
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