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WHAT A MATCH: Priyanka Chopra and Mohanlal

TIMES NEWS NETWORK (BOMBAY TIMES; November 11, 2009)

How would Malayalam cinema’s God-like superstar Mohanlal Vishwanathan Nair look as Priyanka Chopra’s husband on screen? He’s 50, big, roly-poly and as Malayali as aapam and ishtew; she’s 27, super-sexy and essentially a Bollywood hottie. But filmmaker Vishal Bhardwaj, India’s Quentin Tarantino, in his wisdom has cased the two of them together in his ambitious film Seven.
That Priyanka will have seven husbands in Seven, is known, but news of Mohanlal being one of them comes as a surprise.
A source from Vishal’s office admitted that the Bollywood filmmaker had cast the Malayalam actor in such a role. And, to do so, Vishal had to spend two days in Kerala chasing Mohanlal whose fan following there is legion. The Southie heavyweight, who was seen in Bollywood in Ram Gopal Varma’s Company and Aag, finally approved of Vishal’s script. Now the filmmaker is left with the task of casting six more heroes all of who will be wedded in his film to the gorgeous Priyanka. But, after signing on Mohanlal — a four-time National Award winner — that should be easy for Vishal.
-Meena Iyer
Vishal’s make-up team was detained at the Mumbai airport recently as they were carrying a lot of chemicals which got the authorities suspicious


By Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; October 27, 2009)

The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button

After Kaminey, Vishal Bharqdwaj is kicked about his new film starring Priyanka Chopra and seven guys. For the look test of the film, Vishal has roped in the same make-up team that styled Brad Pitt’s look for the Academy award winner The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. However, when the make-up team flew in from the US, the Indian airport authorities got suspicious and detained them.

Priyanka Chopra

The amount of chemicals and make-up material they carried raised doubts and seemed fishy to the authorities. Even after they were released, their luggage, which contained all the things required for Priyanka’s look test was detained by two days.

Our source revealed, “The look test for Priyanka happened recently, but it had its ups and downs. Last weekend, the make-up team from the US was here, but was detained at our airport earlier as the authorities had their doubts about the chemicals. They seized their entire luggage, including make-up equipment and cosmetics.

Though they were released after a couple of hours of questioning, their luggage was released only after two days. And after that, they conducted the look test. They make-up guys tried several looks, as Priyanka’s character has seven husbands in the film.

Vishal Bhardwaj

The test took five long hours, but Vishal is happy with the results.

Vishal’s official spokesperson admitted, “Yes, it is true that the luggage and equipment was held up at the airport for two days.”