Raj Kumar Gupta bid adieu to the big screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s Revolution 2020 over his choice of actress. The filmmaker, who helmed Aamir and No One Killed Jessica, has now moved onto a new project and has signed the leading lady of his choice, Kareena Kapoor.
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The yet-untitled film explores Section 84 of the IPC which states: “Nothing is an offence which is done by a person who, at the time of doing it, by reason of unsoundness of mind, is incapable of knowing the nature of the act, or that he is doing what is wrong or contrary to law.” Kareena plays a schizophrenic woman who finds herself at the centre of a crime. Confirming the news, Gupta told Mirror, “Yes.Section 84 is an integral part of the film and Kareena is my protagonist.”
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Buzz is, Kareena, who played a prostitute, to critical acclaim in both Chameli (2004) and the 2012 release Talaash, will again play a lady of the night in Gupta’s film.A source close to the film says, “The characters are dark and twist ed. It’s a character with two sides and trouble begins when she steps out of a mental asylum.”
Bebo who is currently filming Kabir Khan’s Bajrangi Bhaijaan with Salman Khan, will start filming with Gupta this year. Pre-production will be completed this month and the film goes on floors in April. “The film is inspired by a real-life incident. My script will be locked in the next 10 days and we start shooting in midApril,” says Gupta.
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Earlier it was rumoured that Arjun Kapoor will play the lead opposite Kareena in the film.Dismissing the rumours, the director reveals, “I met Arjun and we discussed the script. I will work with him soon and I am keen on casting him in my next project. But he is not a part of this thriller.”