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NEW FACE: Maradona Rebello

After his controversial role in Sudipto Chattopadhyay’s Pankh, in which he played Bipasha Basu’s alter ego, Maradona has now signed Anil Sharma’s Dunno Y... Na Jaane Kyun to be directed by Sanjay Sharma. Maradona has a pivotal role in the film that stars Zeenat Aman, Helen, Rituparna Sengupta, Kapil Sharma and Yuvraaj.

He plays Zeenat Aman’s younger son and Helen’s grandson in the film and aspires to be a big shot hotelier and go to Dubai. Ask him about his good fortune and Maradona turns red. “Maybe this is what they mean by lady luck,’’ he says. “It’s been a long time since we shot Pankh and even today my friends ask me what it was like to shoot with Bipasha. And now, my uncles ask me what is it like to shoot with Zeenat and Helen maam.’’

Dunno Y... is a family drama and there is no lead star as such. So don’t be mistaken that Maradona will be lost amidst the biggies. Well, everyone has an important role and is a lead in his and her own right with their respective sweet and sour tales of life.

“Before we began shooting Pankh, my director Sudipto took me to Bipasha’s place and introduced me to her. She spoke to me and asked me to be at ease and not get over-awed. For all that I heard about her, Bipasha turned out to be down-to-earth and simple,” he says.

“And as for Zeenat maam, we hit it off from day one. Maybe because we’re both Xavierites (Mumbai). And of course, it's been a great pleasure to work with Sanjay Sharma. He is the most chilled out director.” The film also stars Asha Sachdev, Parikshit Sahani, Hazel and Mahabano Modi Kotwal.

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