Cabaret number for Priyanka

Cabaret number for Priyanka

Cabaret number for Priyanka

Actress Priyanka Chopra is playing the female lead in period drama Gunday, opposite Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh. Apparently, the actress is currently shooting for a cabaret dance sequence for the action-drama-cum-romance. The film’s director, Ali Abbas Zafar, says he is using an original song for the sequence, which is sure to set the screen on fire.

Set between 1971 to 1988 in Kolkata, the film deals with two black marketing mafia men Bikram (played by Ranveer Singh) and Bala (portrayed by Arjun Kapoor).

 “We started shooting for this particular cabaret song three days ago in Mumbai and there are three more days to go. It’s a fresh cabaret song and not a remix of any old song. It’s a very big sort of cabaret song in the film,” says Ali, who earlier wielded the megaphone for Mere Brother Ki Dulhan.

Ask him whether he inspired Priyanka by asking her to take reference from any legendary Bollywood actress for the song, and the film-maker replies, “Not really.

Actually, I have been doing my research for quite some time on Kolkata and I discovered that Kolkata was high on the glamour quotient during the 1960s, 1970s and 1980s. In that way, Kolkata is quite western.”

The director has actually created a coal mine set for the movie and informs that the last 30 days of shoot are left to complete. “We have created a coal mine set and we are left to do a huge action sequence between Irrfan, Arjun Kapoor and Ranveer Singh.

Obviously, we can’t shoot in a real coal mine so we had to create the set for the period film,” he explains.