She is famous as Bollywood’s sultry queen. And now, Mallika Sherawat is set to do KLPD. Well, the Murder girl is set to act in Sanjay Khanduri’s next film, KLPD — Kismat Love Paisa Dilli — opposite Vivek Oberoi. And what’s interesting is that the Rohtak girl for the first time will revisit her Haryanvi roots for the film.
“Mallika is the perfect choice because she comes from the Haryanvi-Punjabi milieu. So, she can easily carry off the typical attitude and the body language of a North Indian girl, besides the natural grasp over the lingo,” says producer Amit Chandrra of Invincible Entertainment.
The makers were actually “looking for an actor who could fit into the tez, tarrar bracket” easily. “And considering the film’s theme, its setting and Vivek’s Delhi ka munda character, no one else could have fit the role better than Mallika,” says Chandrra.
At the same time, unlike most of Mallika’s films, KLPD doesn’t aim to focus only on her sensual side. “Mallika’s role will be more on the lines of Pyaar Ke Side Effects. She is also very excited because she also feels that after a long time, she has got a performance-oriented role,” says Chandrra.
Although the actor hails from Haryana, she will go through workshops to get into the character. “We’ve already started the preparations with Vivek. Once Mallika is back from the US, she too will go through language workshops and story sessions along with him,” says the producer.
Contrary to reports, Chandrra clarifies that KLPD is not exactly a sequel to Gyrah Chalis Ki Last Local (GCKLL). “The only similarity with GCKLL is that KLPD is also a story of one night and how it affects the lives of its protagonists. But that’s where the similarity ends,” he says.
KLPD goes on floors later this month and will be shot extensively in Delhi around January-February. “We are going to shoot the film in a start-to-finish schedule,” says Chandrra.