The first look of Farhan Akhtar‘s upcoming movie, Lucknow Central is out and the actor’s makeover as a convict piqued the interest of viewers. Coming out of his comfort zone, Farhan plays a convict, sentenced to life imprisonment at the Lucknow Central jail, for an alleged high-profile murder. Directed by debutant Ranjit Tiwari, the film also stars Diana Penty , Gippy Grewal, Deepak Dobriyal, Ronit Roy and Rajesh Sharma in pivotal roles. Bhojpuri star Ravi Kishan plays a cameo in the film. A mammoth jail set has been made at Film City, where the shooting of the film is happening in full swing. Lucknow Central is scheduled to release worldwide on 15th September.
Lucknow Central is the story of a Moradabad guy, Kisan Mohan Girhotra, who aspires to become a Bhojpuri singer. But as fate would have it, he ends up in jail as an accused of a high profile murder. After being sentenced to life imprisonment, he is sent to one of the most dreaded jails of the country, Lucknow Central. How he forms a music band along with other inmates and fights for his innocence forms the crux of the movie. It’s a strong, emotional and dramatic film about a jail escape. Diana Penty plays the love interest of Farhan’s character in the film. Apparently, Kriti Sanon was supposed to do this role, but due to date unavailability, this role went to Diana Penty. Farhan and Diana will share the screen space together for the first time.
Source – Deccan Chronicle
Just a few days ago, YRF announced their upcoming Bollywood movie, Qaidi Band, which is also based on the life behind the bars. This film will be a launch pad for Ranbir Kapoor’s cousin, Aadar Jain, and Anya Singh. Qaidi Band is about seven young inmates, whose love for music brings them closer and they form a band in jail. The shooting of the film has already been completed and it is now ready to release on 25th August. Seems like after being inspired by the era of emergency and women empowerment, now life behind the bars inspires the film makers.
Last seen in Rock On 2, Farhan Akhtar is all geared for his next movie, called Lucknow Central. The film is being shot at a massive jail set at Film City and will be ready to release on 15th of September!