They have been appreciated as Silk and Abraham in the recent release, The Dirty Picture (TDP). And now, Vidya Balan and Emraan Hashmi are set to share screen space again in yet another Ekta Kapoor production.
“Ekta is very happy with the response that the film and Emraan and Vidya have received as an on-screen couple. So, she is toying with the idea of repeating them in one of her upcoming films,” says an insider from the producer’s team.
However, no details have been fixed yet. When contacted, Tanuj Garg, CEO of Balaji Motion Pictures confirms, “Yes, it’s an idea we are playing around with. Emraan and Vidya’s pairing has been widely appreciated in TDP. And since, it’s an interesting combination, why not? Right now, we aren’t sure of the director or script, but it is definitely on the cards.”
According to Tanuj, it was TDP that brought the actors’ chemistry as a couple to the fore.
“So, we are thinking of casting them again. They look very fresh together. We are currently toying with a few story ideas,” he says. Ask him if Emraan and Vidya will team up for Vishal Bhardwaj’s Daayan, which is also being produced by Ekta, and he says: “As of now, only Emraan is in the film, but no, there are no plans to bring them together for Daayan. That’s a completely different film.” A few days ago, it was reported that Vidya had opted out of Daayan.
Talking about the progress on the project, he adds, “We are planning to take the film on the floors by March. We haven’t locked the female actor yet, but we will make a formal announcement about it soon.”