Jimmy Sheirgill is in elite company. After Naseeruddin Shah/Arshad Warsi (Ishqiya) and Salman Khan (Dabangg) set the screen on fire with their terrific performance in their respective films, both of which had a small town setting to it, it is Jimmy who would be entering a similar zone. The film is titled Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster and while it has a small town setting to it, it also features Jimmy as a 'sahab' with a touch of royalty to it.
Smiles Jimmy, "After playing an NRI in My Name Is Khan and a desi munda in Mel Karade Rabba, I guess it should be good fun to step into something entirely different in Sahib Biwi aur Gangster. As the title suggests, the film is being designed as a complete entertainer with some realistic narrative. It would be one action thriller to watch out for next year."
Slated to go on floors in October with a start-to-finish schedule that would end in November, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster would feature Mahie Gill as the 'biwi' and Randeep Hooda as the 'gangster'. Quite an interesting combination, one has to admit. Also, the film would be directed by Tigmanshu Dhulia who has earlier directed Jimmy in Haasil and Charas.
"Tigmanshu and I have a tuning. Moreover, Haasil again had a small town setting though the plot is altogether different this time around. While Haasil was about student politics, Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster has a really novel and interesting script. I don't really wish to divulge much here but I guess you can make out a lot yourself from the title", says Jimmy who would be growing a moustache for this film.
Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster is based in UP and chances are that the film would be shot on some of the real locations in the state. Since Charas , Tigmanshu has been waiting for a film of his to release with Paan Singh Tomar [with Irrfan Khan] hunting for the right release date and quite a few films being announced (Shagird, Con Flick, Ghulami, Ghayal 2, Fame) but not quite making much progress. For Tigmanshu's sake, one does hope that Sahib Biwi Aur Gangster does get completed and released soon.
While for Jimmy, one can expect a tailor-made role due to his earlier working relationship with Tigmanshu, one really looks forward to Mahie Gill getting a much better screen time than Gulal and Dabangg. In both the films she got a raw deal with not much to cheer about. Coincidentally, she played a small town young woman in both the films. As for Randeep, one can well expect a meaty role, especially after Once Upon A Time In Mumbaai. Moreover, he is also working with Tigmanshu in their other film together, Bhiwani, where he plays the role of a boxer.