Mumbai: While Raja Natwarlal has all the works of an Emraan Hashmi masala entertainer— great songs, a sizzling co-star in Humaima Malik and a film plot riddled with twists and turns, what makes it unique is the addition of a mentor-protégé relationship that’s pivotal to the film!
Director Kunal Deshmukh says,“ Very few people who love Hashmi can accept someone who can teach their hero, so we needed someone who commanded that kind of respect and universal acceptability and we got lucky with Paresh Sir.”
Paresh Rawal is the mentor that Emraan Hashmi is looking for in Raja Natwarlal- the grand con artist who takes Emraan under his wings as he takes on a business tycoon to avenge the death of a loved one.
Not many people know that Paresh who is obsessed with the world of con and has great interest in the subject, never wanted to do a con film! “ Paresh Sir told me, he wanted to say yes only to the script that could convince him completely. Fortunately for us, Raja Natwarlal was that film for him.”
Incidentally, Emraan and Paresh hit it off instantly on the sets. On his chemistry with Paresh, Emraan says, “He is one of the best actors I have worked with. He is extremely spontaneous and very generous as a co-star.Together we ended up improvising a lot in our scenes because of our camaraderie.”
Paresh Rawal adds, “Kunal came to me with a script that I couldn’t refuse. I love the world of cons and am glad to have worked in Raja Natwarlal. It’s one of the performances closest to my heart. Emraan and I have some memorable scenes together. I hope the audiences love our outing together.”
While narrating one of the anecdotes, Kunal revealed, Paresh would tell him to let Emraan say the lines meant for him in a particular scene. “He was always conscious that it has to be a Emraan Hashmi film end of the day where as Emraan would request Paresh Sir to add his humour to a scene there by making the scenes more lively.” The end result: A “ unique mentor-protégé relationship unseen in recent times”, he sums up.
Raja Natwarlal starring Emraan Hashmi, Humaima Malick, Paresh Rawal and Kay Kay Menon is scheduled to release
August 29th 2014.
Riddled with twists and turns, power packed dialogues, action and romance the audiences can expect a con-caper of a modern day Natwarlal unlike anything seen before.