YRF is known to launch new faces and they have given us wonderful actors like Ranveer Singh and Anushka Sharma. With their upcoming movie Qaidi Band, they will be introducing Aadar Jain and Anya Singh. Jain is Ranbir Kapoor’s first cousin and his brother Armaan worked in the movie, Lekar Hum Deewana Dil. Anya Singh, on the other hand, is a complete outsider and has no connections in the industry. She was spotted by casting director Shanoo Sharma at a local cafe. After several auditions, she was chosen for the part.
The film is backed by Aditya Chopra and is directed by Habib Faisal. Faisal struck gold with his first two movies – Do Dooni Chaar and Ishaqzaade – but his last outing, Daawat-E-Ishq, failed to live up to the hype. Amit Trivedi has worked on the soundtrack and since music plays an integral part in the film, we can expect a power-packed album. As a part of the prep, the lead cast wasn't allowed to wash their hair or wear makeup. The film was shot within a few months and everything was kept under wraps until the posters were unveiled.
Qaidi Band is based on the story of prisoners who form a music band while serving their term. They participate in an internal competition and soon make headlines. Unfortunately, a minister decides to cash in on their popularity and the youngsters are refused bail. Now music is their only weapon through which they send out a message about their plight. Will they be able to get out of prison? Find out on August 25th. Also, check this space for our Qaidi Band review.