Ram Gopal Varma brings back his cult song Khallas from Company for his upcoming film Veerappan.
Fourteen years after Isha Koppikar sizzled in Khallas song in Ram Gopal Varma’s gangster thriller Company, the filmmaker is gearing up to recreate the special number for his Veerappan biopic.
Ram Gopal Varma’s Veerappan‘s plot covers Asia’s biggest manhunt in history. The biopic has Sandeep Bharadwaj in the titular character, and Lisa Ray. Zareen Khan, who made waves with her bold turn in Hate Story 3, steps into Isha’s shoes in the song.
Following a three-day prep which wrapped up today, the actress will shoot the fire and water sequence with laser beams flashing in the backdrop. “It is a surreal setting that brings out the wildness of the jungle. Some feel that the film glorifies slain sandal wood smuggler Veerappan but once the song is out, they will only be talking about how Zareen `sexifies’ it,“ the film maker states.
RGV is hoping to re-invent himself with this comeback of sorts. “I looked at the last few films I directed and realised that I did not want to be repetitive. A director is as good as the subject he chooses and with this criminal who murdered 97 men, I am back in Bollywood,“ he smiles. The film is striking in cinemas on 27th May, 2016.