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Vidya Balan plays a colourful Punjabi housewife in Ghanchakkar

PTI 08 Aug 2012, 15:56:11 IST
Mumbai: Bollywood actress Vidya Balan plays a colourful Punjabi homemaker in Raj Kumar Gupta's film Ghanchakkar.

Wearing a harem salwar, a blck and bluess T-shirt and rubber sandals, Vidya has chucked off her saree. The designer of the salwar suit is Subarna Roychoudhury.

Ghanchakkar is a comedy film that narrates the tale of Emraan, an ex-conman who is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life.  And his ambitious Punjabi wife, Vidya, who has her own notions about the world.

"She wants a better life. Every woman wants a better life. I play someone jiska sapna hai ki uska pati use kabhi Europe ghumane le jayega.

"She is a colourful Punjabi housewife. Colourful in terms of her personality.A mast character", Vidya explains her character.

At Essel studio, Trombay, filmmaker Raj Kumar Gupta said:  "Emraan is a brilliant actor and Vidya is an ocean of talent.  I am so happy that I am working with those people who I wanted on this project."

Says Gupta: "Ghanchakkar is a comedy.It gives me a big kick to get into a space, which neither my two lead actors nor I have really indulged in before.

"Writer Parvez Sheikh had given me the story of Ghanchakkar much before I completed No One Killed Jessica. But I didn't know whether I would translate it into a film.  He has co-written the film and it flowed beautifully."

Emraan, whose last film Shanghai could not become a hit, sounded confident about this UTV Motion Pictures venture.

"Sections of the trade were very unfair. But I was very happy with Shanghai. Ghanchakkar will be a masala entertainer that you have not witnessed before.

"I have an aversion for slapstick comedies. Thankfully,Ghanchakkar has comic elements that dont feed you with buffoonery.I would rather see a cartoon instead", said Emraan Hashmi.

Gupta hopes The Dirty Picture jodi will click again.