Yash Raj Films is all set to kick off the year 2008 in splendid style through “TASHAN”. The movie directed by Vijay Krishna Acharya, who was the screenplay & dialogue writer of mega hits like “Dhoom”, its sequel “Dhoom:2” and “Guru”, marks the return of one of the most loved on-screen pairs of Bollywood- Akshay Kumar & Saif Ali Khan.
With TASHAN, even Anil Kapoor makes a comeback to Yash Raj banner after a long gap of 15 years. His last film with the banner was “Lamhe” (1992), which also starred Sri Devi, Waheeda Rehman & Anupam Kher. The movie will also have Kareena Kapoor playing a very glamorous role. She will play the romantic interest of Akshay and Saif in the movie.
Akshay Kumar & Saif Ali Khan had a spate of successes, the biggest being Yash Raj’s very own “Yeh Dillagi”(1994) & director Sameer Malkan’s “Main Khiladi Tu Anaari” (1994). Apart from this, the pair was seen together in “Tu Chor Main Sipahi” (1996), “Keemat” (1998) and “Aarzoo” (1999). Saif has already been a regular with Yash Raj (“Hum Tum”, “Salaam Namaste” and the much recent “Ta Ra Rum Pum”), but Akki’s last flick with them was “Dil to Pagal Hai” (1998).
Anil Kapoor will be seen playing a negative role in the film. Although, he has played characters with negative shades but it would be his first role as a villain.
Director Vijay Krishna Acharya, also known as “Victor”, has journeyed from films to television to films. He became assistant to Kundan Shah on “Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa” starring Shah Rukh Khan. Then he moved to television and scripted non-formulaic serials like “Son Pari”, “Just Mohabbat” and the popular “Jassi Jaisi Koi Nahi” (he was the creative & story supervisor for the first 260 episodes). But he couldn’t resist himself and returned to big screen while lending his credits to “Dhoom”, “Dhoom:2”, “Pyaar Ke Side Effects” and “Guru”. TASHAN would be his debut as a director.
Certainly, the balance cast of this biggie promises to be a real entertainer… !!!!