UK- born Punjabi singer Mehsopuria couldn’t have known that pursuing hip-hop/gangsta music will be his key to becoming a Bollywood actor. The performer, who will debut as a playblack singer in music composer Guru Sharma’s directorial debut Cocaine, will now also play a negative role in the film which stars Jackie Bhagnani in the lead. “His character is of a street gangster. We wanted someone who has this kind of attitude and so thought he might as well play the character,” says Sharma who is yet to lock the script.
Mehso will also lend his voice to the title track of the film. “The movie I was making and the kind of music he does has a huge connect. We just exchanged words, what the film was all about and he readily agreed to do the title track of the film,” says Sharma who is the nephew of composer Pyarelal of the Lakshmikant-Pyarelal duo, adding, “He has composed one of the wildest gangsta tracks I have ever heard.” The film will go on the floors next year by March or April. “It’s a hard-hitting action film and has nothing to do with drugs or cocaine,” says Sharma, who is currently scouting for the female lead for the film.