Pahlaj Nihalani, the former CFBC chairperson who had a controversial tenure, is back into the role of a filmmaker with his favourite leading man Govinda as they completed the shooting of a new film.
Giving details of the project Nihalani said: “It is titled Rangeela Raja and it’s an out-and-out comedy. But comedy of a kind never attempted by him before. Unlike the streetwise comic characters, he is famous for, he plays a very sophisticated character in Rangeela Raja.”
In the film shot in Karjat on the outskirts of Mumbai, he has multiple roles.
Elaborating on Govinda’s part, Nihalani said: “He has a double role. But he slips into four different characters. Audiences who have been waiting for his comeback will be very pleased to see what he has done in Rangeela Raja. It is almost like a rebirth of him and I feel happy to be doing his comeback film.”
It’s been 31 years since Nihalani launched him in Ilzaam.
“I feel he is starting all over again with Rangeela Raja,” he said, adding that “Govinda has never been more suave in any of his films”.
Three debutante heroines are being introduced with Govinda in the film.