New Delhi: If there is one banner which knows the art of minting money at the box office in any circumstances, it's Vishesh Films, under the guidance of master producer Mahesh Bhatt.
The champion of low budget thrillers has started the shooting of 'Jannat 2', a sequel to Vishesh Films’ 2008 hit 'Jannat'.
The previous film was directed by Kunal Deshmukh and had Emraan Hashmi and sultry Sonal Chauhan as the lead pair.
The fast paced match fixing story coupled with melodious music led to the commercial success of 'Jannat'.
Previously named as 'Informer', the film is thematically similar to the prequel. 'Jannat 2' is also a story about a single man's immense desire to make it big in life by any means. Arjun Dixit, the character played by Emraan Hashmi in 'Jannat', was a small time gambler turned into a big shot bookie, while this time, 'Jannat 2' will have illegal arms trading in the background.
Known for presenting sexy sirens to the film fraternity, Vishesh Films this time is banking upon the looks of ex Miss India International winner Esha Gupta.
She will play the wife of Emraan Hashmi who has a knack for getting seriously intimate with wives on the silver screen, irrespective of the fact that whose wife is it.
The Bhatt camp had thought about the names of Prachi Desai and Bengali bombshell Paoli Dam too before finalising the ultimate cast but eventually the sensuality race was won by Esha Gupta.
If reports are to be believed than Mahesh Bhatt was backing Paoli Dam for the role while the director Kunal Deshmukh wanted to cast Esha.
The music department will be supervised by Pritam Chakraborty who always seems to be in hurry to come up with chart busters. Either Pritam always has enough material in his arsenal or he is simply brilliant at creating instant music.
The career of Randeep Hooda is also looking to gain momentum these days. Critical appreciation in 'Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster' has provided some life to his otherwise fading career. 'Jannat 2' will again feature him in a key role and portraying the role satisfactorily can earn him some more films.
Having Fox Star Studios as co-producers, 'Jannat 2' is bound to have a good promotional round as well as nice production values.
Thus a lot will depend on the director Kunal Deshmukh that how he uses the resources at disposal.
Deshmukh has impressed the audiences with his skills in 'Jannat' and 'Tum Mile' and thus movie enthusiasts will be hoping for another good show from him.
However, the film's highlight will primarily be the chemistry rather biological chemistry between Emraan Hashmi and Esha Gupta.<iframe width="100%" height="315" src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/K9n-aMlLJlo" frameborder="0" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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Will you watch 'Jannat 2'?