Kalki Koechlin in SHAITAN (2011) Hindi thriller movie

[SHAITAN Hindi Film Poster]

Mumbai, March 6, 2011 (Washington Bangla Radio / Kreation Guru) Slated for opening on April 15, 2011, Bollywood thriller Shaitan  (2011) is directed by Bijoy Nambiar and stars Rajeev Khandelwal, Kalki Koechlin, Sheetal Menon, Shiv Pandit, Gulshan Devaiya, Neil Bhoopalam, Kirti Kulhari, Pavan Malhotra, Rajit Kapur, Nikhil Chinnappa, Rajkumar Yadav, Rukhsar, Abhijeet Deshpande.


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Shaitan is written by Megha Ramaswamy and Bejoy Nambiar and produced by Anurag Kashyap Films and Gateway Productions. It is a special attraction to the Hindi film viewers because it stars the French-Indian actress, Kalki Koechlin who made a debut with her outstanding performance in the Hindi drama-musical film, Dev. D.

Shaitan is a thriller, and is written as well as directed by Bejoy Nambiar. He had earlier made the film, Guru, assisting Mani Ratnam. Shaitan is his first film, all on his own. He has based the story on the real events of life. He had first planned to make the movie in English for Ashok Amritraj under the banner of Hyde Park Entertainment, LA, but because of low funds and poor resources the script was redone in Hindi and he finally decided to launch it in Hindi. The Indian public should thank their stars for this gross shift of events in their favour!

Actors starring in the movie are Arshad Warsi as the hero and Kalki Koechlin as the heroine; the supporting actors are Shiv Pandit, Jacky Shroff and Rajit Kapoor.

None of Arshad Warsi earlier films has so far become a hit. Therefore, he finds this film a good chance to show his hidden talents as an actor. In the movie he takes up the role as a cop and goes by his real name, Arshad Warsi. His debut film was Tere Mere Sapne.

Kalki Koechlin is once again set to win the hearts of her fans as she had done in Anurag Kashyap’s Dev D with her role as Chanda. She was crowned with the Best Supporting Actress Award by Filmfare for her role in the movie. She stayed away from the screens in the India cine world but now is back to cover up the losses. She has some films with well-known directors like Zoya Akhtar for his film ‘Zindagi Milegi Na Dobara’, Ram Gopal Verma in his movie ‘That Girl in Yellow Boots’ and Anurag Kashyap for his movie ‘Happy Journey’.

Jacky Shroff is a famous and a very successful. He has umpteen movies to his credit. He started his career as an actor in 1974. He has also produced a couple of films, Jis Desh Mein Ganga Rehata Hai (2000) and Grahan (2001).

Rajit Kapoor has only recently taken to films. His career with the Hindi cinema is under twenty years and he has acted in about twenty five Hindi movies so far.

Shiv Pandit has only recently joined the Hindi Film world. His career began as a Radio Jocky. His first movie was in Hindi, Let’s Enjoy (2004). Thereafter, he acted in a Tamil film, Leelai (2008). The next he acted was for the movie, Aagey se Right (2009). This is his fourth movie.

The film will be shot totally in Mumbai. The fans can no longer wait to see their favourite actors once again in a different role and a different setup!