Exclusive: Farhan Akhtar in new still from Lucknow Central

A day before Farhan Akhtar plans to release the first trailer of his upcoming film - Lucknow Central, we bring you an exclusive image from the movie.

bollywood Updated: Jul 26, 2017 21:23 IST
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Farhan in the new still from Lucknow Central.

Bollywood actor-filmmaker Farhan Akhtar revealed the first look of his upcoming film, Lucknow Central recently and the picture had us all intrigued. Now, we have got our hands on an exclusive image from the film.

Farhan in the new still from Lucknow Central.

While the first image showed Farhan holding an intro-plate and dressed as a jail inmate, the new picture shows him in a casual attire brushing his teeth in a very rustic and modest atmosphere.

Farhan in the first look from Lucknow Central.

Lucknow Central is set in a jail where Farhan is a prisoner, who wants to be a Bhojpuri singer. Ravi Kishan has already shot his cameo for the film and they share a good working relationship with each other. Deepak Dobroyal will also be seen in the film.

Speaking about the film, Deepak Dobriyal said, “It’s a film that totally thrives on emotional bonding. There are some jail inmates who want to form a music band. Ironically, none of them are good at it. That way it becomes really comic.”

Elaborating on his own character, he said, “I am playing a Bengali guy Victor Chattopadhyay in the film who, like many Bengalis, believes that he is a good judge of every type of music. He thinks music is in his soul without actually testing his own skills even once. He never pays attention to the intricacies of music, but circumstances put him in a situation where he realises how difficult musical notes can be.”

When asked about the similarity of storylines of Lucknow Central and Qaidi Band (the Yash Raj Films that will launch Raj Kapoor’s grandson), Dobriyal said, “See, different filmmakers make films on similar themes and when they release closer to each other, people tend to compare them. From Haqeeqat to Border, there are many films based in the backdrop of war, but all of them have different treatment. That way, we are very different from Qaidi Band.”

Produced by Viacom18 Motion Pictures and Emmay Entertainment and Motion Pictures, the film is directed by Ranjit Tiwari, and is slated to release on September 15.

The trailer of Lucknow Central will be released Thursday.

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First Published: Jul 26, 2017 20:36 IST