Tigmanshu:  Talent  personified
Tigmanshu:  Talent  personified

Nikhil Advani’s next is the remake of Subhash Ghai’s 1983 blockbuster ‘Hero’ and has a very interesting set of casting. Sooraj Pancholi, Aditya Pancholi’s son and Aathiya Shetty, Sunil Shetty’s daughter would make their debut with it.

Now what is even more interesting is that Tigmanshu Dhulia, the very edgy director would be playing a part in the film as well. Dhulia would be seen essaying the part of Aathiya’s father which was originally played by none other than Shammi Kapoor.

After making acting appearances in films like ‘Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster’, ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur 1’, ‘Gangs Of Wasseypur 2’ and ‘Shahid’, Tiggy, as his friends call him, would play father to Aathiya.

“I don’t know what made Nikhil choose me. But it’s an honor and a challenge to play a role originally done by Shammi sa’ab. I am his hugest fan…Well, I don’t know about ‘hugest’ because in terms of girth there may be some others who can match up to Shammi sa’ab! I play a far more proactive role than Shammi sa’ab did in the original. I have some surprises up my sleeve. Aathiya and Sooraj are the superstars of tomorrow. They are very camera-friendly and so confident. I did a very dramatic scene with Sooraj.He was totally into it,” voiced Dhulia.

Apparently Tigmanshu who is a writer, director, actor and casting director, is also a singer. Taking full advantage of the many talents of this multi-faceted man, Nikhil Advani, the director of the film wants Dhulia to give voice to a song in the film as well. There is a wedding sequence in the film where Tigmanshu’s character will sing in his own voice.

Dhulia is very excited about singing in the film and said, “Well, I love to sing in real life. I also play the guitar. So why not sing for myself on screen if the occasion presents itself?” We like!

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