Soha Ali Khan will shed her girl-next-door image once and for all in Tigmanshu Dhulia’s next, as the actor will be seen in a steamy role opposite Irrfan Khan in the sequel to Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster. Though the film will retain Jimmy Shergill, Randeep Hooda and Mahie Gill from the original cast, the duo has been roped in to add some spice to the story.
Incidentally, this news comes soon after reports claimed that Soha had laid down some ground rules about not wanting to shoot any intimate scenes for the big screen. But director Dhulia rubbishes talk of her being averse to doing lovemaking scenes. He says, “She has watched the first part and knows what the story is like. There is no question of her not being comfortable with sensuality onscreen. Soha will essay the part of a scheming person, who plays bedroom politics in the sequel, which is slated to have a generous dose of erotica.”
Stressing on the fact that the industry in any case doesn’t allow filmmakers to show more than a few lip-locks when it comes to intimate scenes, he says, “People just create too much noise; one obviously can’t show any nudity. But we plan to use cinematic techniques to capture the sensuality in those scenes.”
The first film, which released in September last year, was made on a tight budget. But this time Tigmanshu is glad that the sequel is being produced on a larger scale.
According to him, the success of Paan Singh Tomar might be responsible for bringing an end to his struggle of finding producers for his upcoming projects. He says, “I plan to make the sequel with more opulence. We will have polo matches and designer wear — the works.” The film will go on the floors in May and will be shot in a two-month start-to-end schedule in Gujarat.