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Dhruv
Directed by Sudhir Mishra
Produced by Ritesh Sidhwani
Farhan Akhtar
Starring Farhan Akhtar
Kareena Kapoor
Chitrangada Singh
Raahul Singh
Country  India
Language Hindi

Dhruv is a Hindi film directed by Sudhir Mishra , based on the life of Dwarka Prasad Mishra, Chief minister of Madhya Pradesh. The film is produced by Ritesh Sidhwani and Farhan Akhtar.

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Plot

In March 2009, there were many rumours that this was another adaptation of Devdas, however the producer and director refuted these claims[1][2].

Several rumours in the press lead to believe that it was based on "political dynamics of the man-woman relationship".[3]

In an interview with Mid-day, Sudhir confirmed that he is using several elements of his grandfather Dwarka Prasad Mishra's personality in the political film [2].

Later it was confirmed that Kareena Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar will be playing politicians , whereas Chitrangada Singh will be playing a femme fatale of politics and the underworld. Sudhir describes Chitrangda's role as "that of an escort and power-broker in politics" [4][5].

Kareena's role is said to undergo various transformations, Sudhir Mishra enlightens "her character becomes a politician from an ordinary girl, who is the daughter of a police commissioner. The film chronicles how Kareena’s character is sucked into the world of power"[6].

The director has confirmed that parts of the plot are inspired from Shakespeare’s Hamlet [7].

Chitrangada later enlightened "It is about two women madly in love with the same man (Farhan) who is involved in politics," [8].

Cast

Production

On 24 February 2009 several rumours released indicating a Kareena-Farhan starrer produced by Excel entertainment and directed by Sudhir Mishra. Farhan Akhtar confirmed this news[3].

Ritesh Sidhwani and Sudhir Mishra confirmed the film and its subject at later stages[1][2] .

On 15 March Kareena Kapoor confirmed her presence in an interview in Hindustan times[10].

Sudhir Mishra then confirmed that Chitrangada Singh is also a part of the film [11].

There is much hype as comparisons with Prakash Jha’s Rajneeti will be made , as Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor have similar roles to Kareena Kapoor and Farhan Akhtar respectively[7].

Pre-production, in the form of casting for the film has begun. Shooting was meant to begin in Rajasthan in September 2009[12], however due to date problems the movie has been postponed to January 2011 [13], . .

References

  1. ^ a b "Sudhir Mishra’s twist in Devdas tale". Real Bollywood.com. 3 March 2009. http://www.realbollywood.com/news/2009/03/sudhir-mishra-devdas-tale.html. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  2. ^ a b c Jha, Subash K (13 March 2009). "Nanaji ki kahaani". Mid-day. http://www.mid-day.com/entertainment/2009/mar/130309-Farhan-Akhtar-Ritesh-Sidhwani-Rock-On-Dwarka-Prasad-Indira-Gandhi.htm. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  3. ^ a b Jha, Subash K (24 February 2009). "Farhan and Kareena to star together". Indiatimes. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Farhan-and-Kareena-to-star-together/articleshow/4175172.cms. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  4. ^ Jha, Subash K (10 April 2009). "Chitrangada Singh to play a power-broker in Sudhir Mishra’s film Dhruv". Mumbai Mirror. http://www.mumbaimirror.com/index.aspx?Page=article&sectname=Entertainment%20-%20Bollywood&sectid=30&contentid=20090410200904100206261307de4c203. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  5. ^ Sahgal, Geety (1 May 2009). "On a new track". Screenweekly. http://www.screenindia.com/news/on-a-new-track/453366/. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  6. ^ Singh, Prashant (12 April 2009). "And now Bebo to play a politician". Indiatoday. http://indiatoday.intoday.in/content_mail.php?option=com_content&name=print&id=36443. Retrieved 2009-04-12. 
  7. ^ a b Jha, Subash K. (30 April 2009). "Ranbir and Farhan play similar roles in their respective films Rajneeti & Dhruv". Bollywood Hungama. http://www.bollywoodhungama.com/news/2009/04/30/12820/index.html. Retrieved 2009-05-01. 
  8. ^ "Kareena-Farhan-Chitrangada in a crackling love triangle". 2009-12-10. http://www.ptinews.com/news/416589_Kareena-Farhan-Chitrangada-in-a-crackling-love-triangle. Retrieved 2009-12-10. 
  9. ^ JYOTHI VENKATESH (17 November 2009). "I have become addicted to Madhur Bhandarkar: Rahul Singh". Santabanta. http://www.santabanta.com/cinema.asp?pid=32660. Retrieved 2009-12-09. 
  10. ^ "One up". Hindustan times. 15 March 2009. http://www.kareenak.net/gallery/displayimage.php?album=783&pos=1. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  11. ^ Jha, Subash K (10 April 2009). "Chitrangada Chitrangada's power role". Indiatimes. http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/Entertainment/Bollywood/Chitrangadas-power-role/articleshow/4384111.cms. Retrieved 2009-04-09. 
  12. ^ "Apartment 70 per cent complete". Screen India. 8 May 2009. http://www.screenindia.com/news/apartment-70-per-cent-complete/455411. Retrieved 2009-05-06. 
  13. ^ Shama Bhagat. "More to come from storyteller Sidhwani". The Asian Age. http://www.asianage.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=3462:more-to-come-from-storyteller-sidhwani&catid=96:movies-1&Itemid=327. Retrieved 2010-03-09. 

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