Madhur Bhandarkar has been trying hard to keep his Calendar Girls under wraps and has given strict instructions to the entire crew to maintain secrecy and has not allowed any cameras on the film’s sets.
Not only has Madhur Bhandarkar restricted visitors at the shoot, but has also forbidden his team from carrying mobile phones or cameras.
Besides, producer Sangeeta Ahir of Mangal Murti Films has ensured the cast and crew is bound by a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA). “Madhur has cast five newcomers. For now, our priority is to complete the shoot. Only when we’re closer to the release, we’ll reveal the girls who are being launched,” she says.
Madhur Bhandarkar was certain that he wanted girls who were not only glamorous, but had acting skills to boot.
“I’m pleased that we got girls who are delivering good performances, since the movie is heavy on content.” states the ace director.
The film is currently being shot on a lavish scale in Mumbai and the next schedule will be overseas. The curiosity around the newcomers has peaked, but the only thing the makers are willing to reveal at this point, is that they are models from different Indian cities.
But now it has emerged that one of his actresses is Akanksha Puri, who has shot for films down South. Akanksha Puri has done films opposite big stars like Mammootty and her projects include Alex Pandian (2013), Praise The Lord (2014) and Samrajyam II: Son Of Alexander (2014), though most of them didn’t do well at the Box Office.
A source close to the project says, “Yes, Akanksha Puri is part of the film. She has done some films in the South film industry and is making her Bollywood debut with Calendar Girls.”
Interestingly, there have been reports that Madhur Bhandarkar has auditioned a lot of girls and has chosen five fresh faces but with this actress on board, it’s seems that not all leading ladies from Calendar Girls are his discoveries.
Calendar Girls, revolves around models who gain fame after featuring in calendars. The film will apparently also feature a character based on industrialist and liquor baron Vijay Mallya.
Calendar Girls releases May 01, 2015.
Madhur Bhandarkar has been trying hard to keep his Calendar Girls under wraps and has given strict instructions to the entire crew to maintain secre...1.0