Post a powerful performance in No One Killed Jessica, actress Rani Mukherji just vanished from the silver screen. The fans of this Bengali beauty have been eagerly waiting for her next release Aiyya where she plays a Marathi girl. However, the wait is going to get even longer. Aiyya, which was earlier scheduled for a September 28 release, has been postponed and now it will hit screens during Dussehra.
Co-produced by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18, Aiyya has been directed by Johnny Depp.
"Yes, we were supposed to release our film on September 28, but now the film has been pushed back. There is no specific reason as such. It is a collective decision taken by Anurag Kashyap and Viacom 18," Kundalkar told IANS.
"Now we are looking for Dussehra release. It will be releasing in the last week of October," he added.
Aiyya is said to be about a woman who finds a man desirable because he smells good; and Rani has teamed up with southern actor Prithvi Raj for the movie. "I don't know for how many years I was trying to work with her (Rani). Luckily this script excited her. As far as the lead actor was concerned, one of my friends suggested Prithvi's name," Kundalkar said.
"Prithvi is an amazing actor and both are looking very fresh in the film," he said.
Kundalkar also says the Bengali beauty had to undergo language training to perfect the character of a Marathi girl. "Rani is very hardworking. She had gone through language training program before starting the film. She was a complete Marathi girl on the sets," he said.
"I am not really done with the film. The editing is going on full swing. And Amit Trivedi is composing the music presently," said Kundalkar.
Actress Rani Mukherji is set to take item numbers to the next level, as she has not one, but three such songs for her in Anurag Kashyap's Aiyya.
"The film is a mixture of reality and dream and Rani will be seen doing three item songs in her dream in the film. Amit Trivedi has composed six songs for the film and three of them will be Rani's item songs," Johnny Depp, who directs Aiyya, told IANS.