Sajid Khan shoots mahurat shot of Himmatwala
The mahurat shot saw leading man Ajay Devgn deliver a hard-hitting dialogue reminiscent of Jeetendra in the 1983 hit
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; August 23, 2012)
Sajid Khan’s ambitious remake of the 1983 Jeetendra-Sridevi starrer Himmatwala has taken off. At Ramoji Film City in Hyderabad yesterday, Sajid shot the opening of his film, also titled Himmatwala, with lead actors Ajay Devgn and Tamannaah. Zarina Wahab, who plays Ajay’s mother and Leena Jumani, who is seen as the actor’s sister, were also there.
After wearing a stubble for a long time for his home production Son of Sardaar, Ajay was seen sporting a moustache, a la Singham during the mahurat shot. It is learnt the actor’s hair is being styled by Aalim while his costumes are being designed by Navin Shetty.
A source from the set told Mirror, “The opening shot took place around 2′o’clock in the afternoon. It was an intense scene where Ajay delivered a hard-hitting dialogue somewhat like: Na main dilli wala, na main CBI wala, main ek behen ka bhai, ma ka beta, main hoon himmatwala. Sajid was very happy with the shot.”
The premise of Sajid’s film will be similar to that of the 80s and yet, it will be contemporary. Talking about his movie, Sajid said, “We enjoyed the heroes of the 80s because of their dialogue delivery and I am planning the same with my film.”
Asked if Ajay would reprise Jumping Jack’s steps, he said, “Ajay won’t be dancing like Jeetendra. He has his own individual style. He is such a delight to work with.”
Producer Vashu Bhagnani said, “It was such a great day and I am very happy with the way the film has started.” Indeed, Vashu, Sajid and Ajay spent the rest of the evening watching The Expendables 2, a print of which they called from a local distributor. The new Himmatwala is produced by Bhagnani and UTV Motion Pictures.
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