Bollywood star Saif Ali Khan’s new film Kaalakaandi had been locked for release on September 8. He says the movie is fun, yet moving. The film’s release date was announced by Cinestaan Film Company, read a statement.
Directed by debutant Akshat Verma, writer of the cult film Delhi Belly, the dark comedy is the story of six characters from different worlds — urban, ambitious Mumbai and its dark, neglected underbelly.
Saif said: “Kaalakaandi is a film I’m so happy to be a part of. It’s a cross section of Mumbai with underworld goons, doomed bankers and idealistic lovers all mixed together in this karmic tale about love, crime and living a lifetime in one night.”
According to a source in the know of developments, the script was written specifically with Saif in mind. It took over two years before the script finally got to the actor.
“Akshat has written and directed this unique movie … and he is probably the only voice who tells it exactly like it actually is. Mumbai is a crazy, beautiful city and he has captured it perfectly in this very fun and very moving film.”
Kaalakaandi, produced by Cinestaan Film Company and Ashi Dua Sara of Flying Unicorn, also features Deepak Dobriyal, Vijay Raz, Kunal Roy Kapoor, Sobhita Dhulipala, Akshay Oberoi, Isha Talwar, Shenaz Treasury, Shivam Patil, Amyra Dastur and Neil Bhoopalam.
Meanwhile, Saif will join Karan Johar to host the 18th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards in New York next month. IIFA will be taking place at the MetLife Stadium, New York on July 14 and 15.
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