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Jackie Shroff to play Shirdi Sai Baba

August 03, 2006 15:22 IST

After intense and frequently violent performances in films like Hero, Parinda and Ram Lakhan, Bollywood star Jackie Shroff will now portray the role of a saint -- Shirdi's Sai Baba.

The film, Malik Ek, will be directed by Deepak Balaraj Vij and will be produced by Kishori Shahane Vij under the banner of Om The Mantra Productions. Anup Jalota will score the film's music.

Speaking to reporters on the eve of the song recording at a Mumbai studio, Vij said he had wanted to make this film a long time back but the script was not ready. ''I worked on the script and approached Jackie. He did not even take five minutes and agreed immediately to do the film,'' he said. ''I took Jackie on for the film because he is an intense actor.''

Shroff was modest. ''Main jaisa hoon vaisa hi hoon, I am the way I am. I leave it to others to make me look good,'' he said.

Elaborating on the song being recorded, Anup Jalota said, ''We are recording a song on Raksha Bandhan and the music is in keeping with the times.'' The song is sung by Anuradha Paudwal.

Going on the floors in November, Malik Ek has screenplay by Shrish Latkar, camera by Manish Bhat and editing by Dilip Kotalgi.


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Number of User Comments: 6

Sub: Excellent choice

I think Jaggu Dada will be able to do justice to the role. I wish ahim all the best. Jai Sai ...

Posted by Bharat Agarwalla

Sub: Re: Barog's post

Balrog: I guess you are just a jerk, be it or be it You are one heck of a cynic.

Posted by jimmy

Sub: Baba is great

Baba is great and always takes good care of his devotees.Definetly,Baba will guide the film to be divine.

Posted by PRASANTH

Sub: Crikey!!!!!!

Who'd wanto to WATCH the movie? And who'd want to WATCH this stale, boring, talentless actor ACT in such a dull endeavour?? No offense to ...

Posted by Balrog

Sub: Jai Sai

With the blessings of Baba, its going to be a success and jackie has to be thankful to Baba as he chose him to play ...

Posted by Ashok



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