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UTV signs Vidya Balan for Ghanchakkar

MUMBAI: UTV Motion Pictures has signed Vidya Balan for the quirky comic-thriller Ghanchakkar. The production major had earlier signed Emraan Hashmi and director Rajkumar Gupta.


UTV Motion Pictures CEO Siddharth Roy Kapur said, "It is a pleasure to announce Ghanchakkar, our third film in a row with Rajkumar Gupta. With Emraan and Vidya in the lead roles, we have managed to get our dream cast for roles that were virtually written with them in mind.


"Rajkumar and Pervez Sheikh have written a fabulously quirky comic-thriller that will surprise audiences with its many twists and turns. We are confident that this explosive combination of Emraan, Vidya and Raj Kumar will take audiences by storm in Ghanchakkar."


Ghanchakkar narrates the story of the protagonist (Emraan) who is an ex-conman. He is laid back and has a taste for finer things in life. He has an ambitious wife (played by Vidya) with her own notions of the world and, therefore, gets sucked into a ‘chakkar‘ and has to suffer two thugs in the process - one with a bad ailment and one with a bad sense of humour, leading to madness, confusion and chaos and unleashing some mad cap characters in his life. Will Sanju survive the madness and prevent himself from turning into a Ghanchakkar, is the crux of the film.


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