They proved to be powerful on-screen partners in Balaji’s ‘The Dirty Picture’; and now the two zabardast stars are back again together in UTV Motion Pictures’ forthcoming venture.

Remember, earlier we had informed you that Emraan Hashmi has been signed for comic-thriller ‘Ghanchakkar’, to be directed by Rajkumar Gupta of ‘No One Killed Jessica’ fame. Latest we are reported that the makers have roped in Vidya Balan for the female lead.

Announcing the movie and the pairing, Siddharth Roy Kapur, CEO of UTV Motion Pictures, says, “It is a pleasure to announce Ghanchakkar, our third film in a row with Rajkumar Gupta, one of the most talented writer-directors in the industry today. With Emraan and Vidya in the lead roles, we have managed to get our dream cast for roles that were virtually written with them in mind. Rajkumar and Pervez Sheikh have written a fabulously quirky comic-thriller that will surprise audiences with its many twists and turns. We are confident that this explosive combination of Emraan, Vidya and Raj Kumar will take audiences by storm in Ghanchakkar.”

The film is expected to go on the floors in August this year.

After ‘No One..’ Vidya is working with Gupta second time in this film and hence the actress is quite happy to be associate with the director again. Said Vidya, “He has a very new age and quirky but massy humour. Having worked with him before in No One Killed Jessica, I know he’ll push me to give it my best.”

Speaking about co-star Emraan, with whom she is working for second time as well, Vidya said, “When you have worked with an actor before, there is a certain amount of comfort that is brought to the table. Emraan, is a brilliant co-star and together, we hope to rock it!”

‘Ghanchakkar’ narrates the story of the protagonist (Emraan) who is an ex-conman named Sanju. He is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life. The problem is – he has an ambitious wife (played by Vidya) with her own notions of the world and therefore gets sucked into a ‘chakkar’ and has to suffer two thugs in the process – one with a bad ailment and one with a bad sense of humour, leading to madness, confusion and chaos and unleashing some mad cap characters in his life. Will Sanju survive the madness and prevent himself from turning into a Ghanchakkar? – is the plot of the film.

On the other hand, Emraan is keenly waiting to get into the skin of the character, which according to him is something that is challenging. Besides, he is confident to share screen with Vidya again and hoping recreate the magic on screen.

Ghanchakkar’s music is being done by the acclaimed music composer Amit Trivedi (Dev.D, Udaan fame) and noted lyricist Amitabh Bhattacharya is writing the songs for this quirky movie.

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