Men in uniform
Have a look at B-town men all set to play cop in their upcoming films.bollywood Updated: Mar 27, 2011 15:01 IST
After Ravan’s failure, Junior Bachchan is hoping Dum Maro Dum will give him a much-needed hit. In the film, he plays inspector Kamath, a no-nonsense character. Though he played a cop in Dhoom series, this role has him in a more serious look. “I instantly liked Kamath as it’s not inspired from my father’s (Amitabh Bachchan) role of Inspector Vijay in Zanjeer.” Also, Ram Gopal Varma has signed Abhishek to play a cop in his next venture, titled Department.
After essaying the role of a police officer in Baazi and Sarfarosh, Aamir Khan will once again be seen in khaki vardi for Reema Kagti’s next, in which he plays a cop. The actor has reportedly reduced around 12 kilos for this role and has locked his look for the film. He has decided to go with a handlebar moustache without a beard. The movie also stars Rani Mukherjee and Kareena Kapoor as Aamir’s leading ladies.
Force is the Hindi remake of Tamil blockbuster — Kaakha Kaakha. The remake has actor John Abraham playing a tough cop. “I’ve always dreamt of playing a cop. I’ve watched Mr. Bachchan in Zanjeer many times.” However, he won’t be donning a khaki uniform, as director Nishikanth Kamath wants a different look for him. John is working on his body and personality to fit the bill. Genelia D'Souza stars opposite John.
Ajay Devgn plays sub-inspector Durai Singham in the Hindi remake of Tamil superhit Singham. Devgn plays southern superstar Suriya’s character of a brave policeman. Rohit Shetty, who is directing the remake says, “I had always visualised Ajay for this character of an angry young cop.” The shooting began in Goa on March 1. Devgn will sport a long handlebar moustache for this role opposite Kajal, a popular star down South.
Arjun Rampal will play a real-life cop from Allahabad in director Tigmanshu Dhulia’s Jai Ramji. Arjun’s character will not be a stereotype of a small-time cop but will be more suave and literate in his approach. The director has asked Rampal to do the recce for two weeks to understand the aesthetics of a cop’s life to avoid making him behave like any other filmy cop. Jai Ramji, a political thriller, also stars Irrfan Khan and Randeep Hooda. It goes on floor on April 15.
Shah Rukh Khan
If all goes well, Shah Rukh may get to play a cop for the second time in his career. After donning khadi for One 2 ka 4, he may turn cop for director Vishal Bhardwaj’s next, which is reportedly an Indian remake of Martin Scorsese’s blockbuster — The Departed. SRK and Bhardwaj are trying hard to get the rights for the film.
Director Apoorva Lakhia has signed Sanjay Dutt to play a real-life cop who fought a battle against terrorism in Punjab at the peak of Khalistan movement. Amitabh Bachchan is also likely to join Dutt in this film. Lakhia said that the film would be in the same genre as his last hit Shootout At Lokhandwala. Also, Dutt will play a police officer in Ram Gopal Varma’s Department, that is based on the lives of encounter cops.