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B'wood fleshes out a bold one

Manisha hits her oomphy best form in Market, a film that takes a close look at murky world of flesh trade and its underworld connection.
PTI | By Somashukla Sinha Walunjkar
UPDATED ON AUG 23, 2003 06:38 PM IST

Manisha Koirala, Suman Ranganathan and Shweta Menon gang up to give you a taste of the grind behind the flesh market. Relax! The sizzling threesome is just adding some oomph value to its scorching act in the Jaiprakash-directed Market, ready for release on September 5. In fact Market, touted as a bolder and more glamourous version of Chandni Bar, takes a close look at the murky world of flesh trade and its connection with the Mumbai underworld.

Manisha slips into her brazen call girl act with ease. “I had to smoke a bidi and wear flashy zari salwar kameezes complete with gajra like a smalltown call girl. I play a smalltown girl who’s sucked into the profession unwittingly and who learns to use her body as her pay cheque. It’s a challenging role, one that I enjoyed doing.”

For item number specialist Shweta Menon who has spent most of her career doing fleeting appearances as bar dancer in Hindi films, this is her second meaty role in her five-year-old career. “After Pran Jaye Par Shaan Na Jaye, I think good things are happening to me. In Market I play a bold woman who begins life as a call girl but doesn’t let bad times crush her spirit. She just has the last laugh.”

Suman Ranganathan is back from the cold with this brand new act. “My character is a victim who’s pushed into a profession she doesn’t want. But the film is also about the bonding the three women share. When the three become rich and get entangled with underworld dons, the film gets interesting,” she says.

The fourth angle to this women’s act is model Aryan Vaid, who makes his debut in this brave new film. The billion rupee question: will the audience appreciate Manisha, Shweta and Suman’s bold flesh act?        

All About Market
Aryan Vaid, a chef-turned-model, makes his film debut in Market. He’s the third male model making a Bollywood debut in 2003 besides John Abraham (Jism) and Zulfikar Syed (Chupke Se).

Suman Ranganathan returns to films after two years and a broken marriage with Market.

Shweta Menon plays the second big role in her career here after Pran Jaye Par Shan Na Jaye.

Manisha Koirala once again plays the lead in a women-oriented film after Escape From Taliban and will repeat the act in Paisa Vasool.

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