Wednesday, 13 March 2013

Emraan - Vishal's onscreen ode to Gulzar

Both Vishal Bhardwaj and Emraan Hashmi are self-confessed fans of Gulzar's work. In fact, Vishal and the veteran writer have worked together on several films. But now the filmmaker has taken his adulation for Gulzar a step further.

A source reveals that in his upcoming film Ek Thi Daayan, the filmmaker has included a scene where Emraan will be paying an ode to the writer by reading out a few couplets from his book. Tanuj Garg (CEO Balaji Motion Pictures) shares, "It's a house-party sequence where Kalki coaxes Emraan to sing. During the song, he lifts a book of poems by Gulzaar saab and recites a few couplets from it. The book has Gulzar saab on the cover too. It's obviously Vishal paying an ode to his favourite. Gulzaar saab is actually the lyricist of this song 'Yaarum' too."

Ek Thi Daayan, directed by Kannan Iyer features Emraan Hashmi, Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi and is slated for release this April.