Saturday, March 26, 2011

Ravi Kishan wants 'Khaike paan' for Bhojpuri 'Don'

New Delhi: Film actor Ravi Kishan is trying his best to get permission to incorporate the song "Khaike paan Benaraswala" in the Bhojpuri remake of Amitabh Bachchan's superhit "Don" as he feels his film will be incomplete without it.

"We are trying to get the permission to use 'Khaike paan Benaraswala' for our film. It is one of the most iconic songs and without it, the film will be incomplete," Ravi told IANS over phone from Mumbai.

The Bhojpuri "Don" will be the second remake of the yesteryear thriller as filmmaker Farhan Akhtar had adapted the script into its modern Hindi avatar "Don - The Chase Begins" in 2006.

Farhan's film featured superstar Shah Rukh Khan and also had a new version of "Khaike paan..." picturised on Shah Rukh and Priyanka Chopra. He is also working on another sequel of the movie.

Ravi promises that the Bhojpuri version will be a complete sell-out among his fans.

"My 'Don' will have a lot of Bhojpuri flavour in it. Even Mr. Bachchan's character in his film spoke in Bihari style, so I think my fans will be able to connect to the character very well. It will have the signature Ravi Kishan style and a heady mix of emotion and romance," he said.

While the basic storyline of the movie - a double role by the male lead - will remain the same, certain changes will be made keeping in mind the new-age audience.

Another factor of the yesteryear film that Ravi has retained in the movie is the popular dialogue - "Don ko pakadna mushkil hi nahin, namumkin hai (Getting hold of Don is not just difficult, it's impossible)".

"How could we not have that dialogue in the film? I love the dialogue and the style with which Mr. Bachchan has said it. I will be saying it in my own style in Bhojpuri," Ravi said.

The actor, who got a lot of popularity through the first season of reality TV show "Bigg Boss" and later even hosted Imagine TV's "Raaz Pichhle Janam Ka", is teaming up with actress Nagma, who moved from Bollywood to southern and Bhojpuri cinema after several controversies in Mumbai.

"Nagma will be seen in Zeenat Aman's role in the film," he said.

The film is being produced by Mehmood Khan and directed by Raj Kumar R. Pandey under the banner of Pen N Camera. The shooting is expected to begin towards April-end in London.

Ravi said foreign technicians are being roped in to add special effects of international standards so that "the movie can reach a larger NRI Bhojpuri audience".

"We are trying to add a lot of newness to this 'Don' in terms of effects, action and planning to experiment with music and trying to give it a trance and techno feel. This film will take Bhojpuri cinema to a new level," the actor said.

In the meantime, Ravi is looking forward to Mani Ratnam's "Ravana" in which he is playing brother to actor Abhishek Bachchan. The movie also features Aishwarya Rai and is expected to release in June.


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