By: Subhash K. Jha, IndiaFM
Monday, June 25, 2007
Among the most promising newcomers of 2007, Harman Baweja and Ranbir Kapoor surely lead the bright pack. As of now Harman seems to have an edge. Those who have seen the rushes of his debut film Love Story 2050 swear the Baweja boy dances like a dream and is also a competent and confident actor.
Producer Boney Kapoor certainly thinks so. Beating Tips and several other production houses who have rushed forward to sign Harman, Boney has got Baweja to do a South Indian remake (yet another South-conversion Boney special!). Says Harman, "The minute I heard the script I decided this untitled South remake would be my second film. It's an extremely interesting script. And any leading man would give his left hand to be in it." The remake will be directed by Anees Bazmee who resurrected Boney Kapoor's doddering production house with the comedy No Entry.
Says Harman, "Besides the script it was Anees Bazmee who convinced me to do this film. He's a wonderful director. My film with Aneesji won't be a comedy. It's an out-and-out romantic film I feel this would be a good follow-up to my debut film Love Story 2050. " While the leading lady is yet to be finalized this Boney Kapoor-Anees Bazmee outing will be presented by Boney's youngest sibling Sanjay Kapoor.
In the meanwhile the buzz about Harman and his debut film expected to be released at year-end, is deafening and definitely positive. Sighs Harman, "God has been kind. My first film has shaped up well enough. We've shown portions to some experts and they're all for it. I'm being very choosy about my roles. I don't want to trip and fall."