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Arjun, Shruti get it on

bollywood Updated: Sep 15, 2012 16:05 IST
Prashant Singh
Prashant Singh
Hindustan Times
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Her father is a superstar in the south and has a few Hindi hits to his credit, but Shruti Haasan has had mixed luck in B-town so far. Her much-hyped debut Luck (2009), turned out to be a dud, followed by a hit, Dil Toh Baccha Hai Ji (2011). Now, Shruti is busy shooting for Prabhudheva’s untitled next with producer Kumar Taurani’s son, Girish. We hear that Kamal Haasan’s daughter has already signed her fourth Hindi venture, Nikhil Advani’s D-Day opposite Arjun Rampal.

In the film, Shruti is likely to go the sultry way. “She has a couple of intimate sequences — there’s a kiss and some lovemaking scenes — with Arjun. It’s a challenging part, but Nikhil is confident that Shruti will do full justice to the role,” says an insider from the project, adding, “The intimate sequences are integral to the script.”

Nikhil, who has made films such as Kal Ho Na Ho (2003) and Patiala House (2011), is likely to start the film towards the end of the year. Although the makers have kept mum, the film is believed to be about a group of RAW (Research and Analysis Wing, India’s intelligence agency) agents who are assigned to bring the mafia kingpin Dawood Ibrahim to Delhi by road from Pakistan. If rumours are to be believed, Arshad Warsi is likely to play Dawood.Besides Shruti and Arjun, D-Day will also feature Irrfan and Huma Qureshi. “The casting process is in its final stages. Then Nikhil gets into the pre-production,” says the insider.

Despite repeated attempts, Nikhil remained unavailable for comment, while Shruti’s spokesperson said that she isn’t allowed to speak about D-Day at all. Shruti has shifted her base to Mumbai to focus on Bollywood. Her mother Sarita is based here while father lives in Chennai.