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Gul Panag finds RGV a daring filmmaker

IANS   January 20, 2013
First Published: 16:03 IST(20/1/2013) | Last Updated: 01:33 IST(21/1/2013)
From gang wars to the underworld to real life crime sagas, filmmaker Ram Gopal Varma is known for making films on bold themes and actor Gul Panag, who will be seen in his production venture, Ab Tak Chhappan 2, praises him for being so daring.

If his Rakta Charitra was inspired by slain political leader Paritala Ravindra, Ab Tak Chhappan and its forthcomign second installment Ab Tak Chhappan 2 are based on a real life encounter specialist. He has also made a film on the 26/11 terror attacks.

“As a filmmaker, he (RGV) is gutsy and makes the kinds of films he believes in,” says Gul.

Further talking about her association with RGV, the former beauty queen says, “I am only a phone call away from Ram Gopal Varma. I am grateful to him that he has given me this role and it’s always wonderful working with him.”

Ab Tak Chhappan 2 is a sequel to Shimit Amin directed 2004 release Ab Tak Chhappan that featured actor Nana Patekar in the lead and actor Mohan Agashe in a prominent role.

RGV, who had produced the first installment, is financing the second installment, for which Aejaz Gulab has wielded the megaphone with Nana in the central character again.

“I am keenly waiting for the release of the Ab Tak Chhappan sequel. In Ab Tak Chhappan 2, I have played a crime journalist and I am really looking forward to the film. We have got a fantastic response to the trailers,” says Gul.

Describing Nana Patekar as one of the finest actors in the country, the 34-year-old says, “It’s not only a good opportunity to work with him, but also an opportunity to know him better.”
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