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Pratik signs a two-film deal with Rohan Sippy; will star alongside Abhishek Bachchan

By Sonal Chawla (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 30, 2009)


Pratik

He may not have signed on too many films after Jaane Tu… but he is now making up for lost time and is on a film-signing spree. The latest on Pratik is that he has signed on with producer Rohan Sippy for his film starring Abhishek Bachchan.

A source reveals, “Pratik is only a film old in the industry, but is going places. He recently signed Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s My Friend Pinto, and Saif Ali Khan’s home production, and now has a two-film deal with Rohan Sippy. Abhishek and Pratik are the protagonists in Rohan’s next. Rohan and Abhishek wanted a young fresh face and found Pratik to fit the bill perfectly.”

The source continues, “Rohan’s film has Abhishek as a tough cop on a drug-bust mission. The untitled film is about drug-trafficking in Goa. The actors have been asked to study narcotic neurosis and criminal’s quirks to understand their roles well.”

Rohan confirms the story and says, “Pratik is a very exciting young actor and we are planning on doing a couple of films together. The first is the one I am directing, starring Abhishek Bachchan. It is a gritty and witty thriller.”

Abhishek Bachchan to play an undercover cop in Rohan Sippy’s forthcoming film which is based on real drug trafficking incidents in Goa

By Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 20, 2009)

Rohan Sippy’s untitled film takes a lead from a number of headlines about the alarming crime situation in Goa. According to sources, it’s a gritty film about a cop on a drug-busting mission in Goa – quite unlike the Abhishek Bachchan starrer Bluffmaster, which Rohan had earlier directed.

A source said, “Rohan and Abhishek are close friends. When they decided to work together again, they had many options, but they decided to swerve away from drama and romance and instead make a dark film based on real life incidents.”

The untitled film about drug trafficking in Goa will be largely shot on the beaches of Goa with Abhishek playing an undercover cop.

Sridhar Raghavan known for his realistic newspaper-inspired work is said to be heavily influenced by Steven Soderbergh’s Traffic. Meanwhile, Abhishek has been asked to study narcotic neurosis and criminal quirks to master the role of the cop.

The source added, “Abhishek has earlier played an undercover cop in the Dhoom series, but this is a different territory for him and also for Rohan Sippy. Abhishek is busy collecting as much data as he can get on drug dealing in Goa.”

When we asked Rohan Sippy about his forthcoming film, he said, “I’m unfortunately not at liberty to speak about it at the moment other than that we are working on a thriller written by Sridhar Raghavan, starring Abhishek.”