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This one's ready for the kill

The Killer, all set for a July 21 release, is making great impact with its music, writes Johnny D.

india Updated: Jun 06, 2006 15:09 IST
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Having assisted top line filmmakers like Dharmesh Darshan, Mahesh Bhatt and Rakesh Roshan, Raksha Mistry, one of the director duo of The Killer, is ready for the kill with her debut venture with friend Hasnain Hyderabadwala.

The duo is making their debut with The Killer and they thank in unison, "Vishesh Films is a great banner to work with. We have been associated with the banner since a long time and it is like second home for us."

The Killer, all set for a July 21 release, is making great impact with the stylish looks and good music.


 The Killer stars Emraan Hashmi, Nisha Kothari and Irfan Khan

The movie stars Emraan Hashmi, Nisha Kothari and Irfan Khan and as per industry reports it is a lift off of the Hollywood flick

The Killer


The director duo is honest to confess, "The film does have a similar plot but that is where the similarities end. The film has beautiful songs, the trademark of Vishesh Films. In fact, when we were writing the screenplay of the film, we had Emraan and Irfan Khan in our mind. We were so happy when Mukeshji and Maheshji told us that Emraan and Irfan have been signed for the film. The chemistry between Emraan-Irfan and Emraan-Nisha is amazing! Even the dialogues have been worked to great details."

So, what is The Killer all about? Raksha says, "The film is an entertaining thriller. It is a story of one night of three different people, namely, Emraan (a taxi driver), Nisha Kothari (a bar dancer) and Irfan, who plays the killer. The Killer is unlike Vishesh Films' earlier projects."

How was the experience of working with the 'James girl' Nisha?

"Oh, she has been a great person to work with. We all were happy with her dedication towards what we wanted from her. She was really sweet and created no fuss at all for anything. She has a new look and she is a girl to watch out for. As for Emraan and Irfan, they have their own style and that is one of the highlights of the film. One can say, they hardly acted or say reacted while shooting the film. The characters suited them to a perfect T," says Raksha.

How would they describe each other as directors? Raksha discloses, "Hasnain is a cool guy and has high energy levels, while I am the psycho, hard task master director."

Hasnain adds, "Well, she is a perfectionist while I am the impatient guy, who wants everything done fast."

Singing high praises for the Bhatts' support, the director duo says, "It is the best production house one can work for. It is good to know that always have two experienced people by your side as your guides. What else could we ask for?"

And since it is Emraan Hashmi's film, how many kissing scenes do they have? They both laugh and Raksha concludes, "We are leaving for Dubai on June 7 to shoot two promotional remixes of the original songs. And yes, Emraan's fans will not get disappointed because we are going there to shoot a very hot kissing scene between Emraan and Nisha (smiles)."

Hasnain and Raksha met at Dharmesh Darshan's sets of Raja Hindustani, way back in 1993-94 and have been friends ever since. Raksha says, "Hasnain is happily married and has two kids, while I am still looking for Mr Right (smiles)."

Their friendship grew and they would often discuss making films together.

However, it was Mahesh Bhatt, who brought them together after seeing their dedication and passion towards their art.

Raksha informs, "Bhatt sir has seen us working in various capacity in his production house and entrusted us the job of working on the film. And here we are!"

It was Hasnain, who introduced Raksha to Bhatt and since then they have assisted Mahesh Bhatt and Vikram Bhatt.

Raksha has worked as Rakesh Roshan's associate director in Koi...Mil Gaya and the latest Krrish. Hasnain also has been Vikram Bhatt's assistant for eight films starting with Kasoor.

While Hasnain has a filmi background, Raksha discloses much to our surprise, "I have a Masters in Organic Chemistry from the Bombay University. I was brought up in Africa but 15 years back, I came to Mumbai and ever since it has been home for me. I know one would be surprised to know that a girl with a Chemistry background is in the film industry? Well, I presume destiny led me here!"

First Published: Jun 06, 2006 15:09 IST

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