News|August 27, 2010 7:56 am

Rituparna will Work with Leander in Ashok’s next!

One week before, I told you guys about Leander Paes’ entry to Bollywood with Ashok Kohli’s Rajdhani Express. But who will play lead female role in opposite to him. And guess who his costar is in the movie? Well, after grabbing Madhur’s next Dil to Bacha Hai ji, Benagli beauty, Rituparna Sengupta will play a role of journalist.

The film will begin its shooting in mid September or October in Delhi and Mumbai. Rituparna says about the role,

“I am playing a firebrand journalist in the film, which is about a train journey. There are various characters in the film, all of who travel in the train at some point or the other. During this journey, a fiasco happens. That’s when I confront the person, who could be behind this fiasco.”

Whereas Leander will play a role of common man with a twist in his characterization in the flick. A source says,

“Leander’s character is very pivotal to the film that also has a terrorist angle to it.”

Apart from Rituparna, other star casts include Priyanshu Chatterjee, Bobby Darling, Om Puri and Jimmy Shergill. The director is also talking with another actress for other female lead role. A source says,

“There have been some talks of Kolkata model Madhabilata being considered for a role of Leander’s girlfriend. If she is cast, the scenes will be in the flashback mode.”

Ashok Kohli says about his directorial venture,

“This is my directorial debut. I’ve written the film too. I’ve been penning other screenplays too. However, they haven’t yet been turned into movies. I can’t divulge the names of anyone else in the cast apart from Leander and Rituparna. Leander is doing workshops with me in method acting, though it doesn’t mean that he will try to become a method actor when he starts doing movies. While I’ll begin shooting with the other members of the cast in September, I have shooting dates with Leander in December. As for Rituparna, I’ve seen one of her Hindi movies and been impressed.”