Mumbai: Actors Ajay Devgn and Emraan Hashmi have teamed up again for Milan Luthria’s historical fiction “Baadshaho”, set against the backdrop of Emergency.
Apart from Ajay and Emraan, the film will also feature Ileana D’Cruz, Esha Gupta ad Vidyut Jamwal in prominent roles.
Co-produced by Milan and Bhushan Kumar and written by Rajat Aroraa, “Baadshaho” is a thriller set in the Emergency era of the 70s.
“This is a historical fiction film. We have used some facts, there is lot of stuff that was unusual and exciting. It (Emergency as subject) is a great backdrop for action and thrills. We have done extensive research on the subject,” Milan told PTI.
In India, the ‘Emergency’ refers to a 21-month period in 1975 77 when Prime Minister Indira Gandhi unilaterally had a state of emergency declared across the country.
When asked if any of the actors would play real life characters, Milan said, “It’s a historical fiction film, all characters are grey.”
Ajay and Emraan played gangsters in Milan’s 2010 blockbuster “Once Upon A Time In Mumbai”. In “Baadshaho” they will sport a different look.
“Their (Ajay and Emraan) look will be completely different. It will be rustic…the look will be timeless,” Milan said.
The “Dirty Picture” helmer will collaborate with a foreign action director for “Baadshaho”. The music includes Rajasthani folk with a funky twist, composed by Ankit Tiwari.
The multi-starrer film is all set to go on floors this August with a 15-day schedule in Mumbai, followed by a two month schedule in Rajasthan.