Even though the makers of Jannat 2 have categorically stated that it is a solo hero film with Emraan Hashmi leading from the front, seems like those close to Randeep Hooda haven’t taken the statement too kindly. After all, Randeep – who is fresh out of playing a key protagonist in his last release Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster – would have definitely bargained for a better placement in Jannat 2. However statements that convey that ‘it was a conscious decision not to focus on Randeep for Jannat 2 promotion’ are heartbreaking to say the least.
“Sometimes what is printed doesn’t quite convey the exact expression with which you had made a particular statement”, says a source close to Kunal, “He had always maintained that Jannat 2 is not a two hero film. In fact Randeep too was aware about this from the very beginning. This is the reason why Kunal had also admitted that Randeep was not in the know-how of the promotional strategy because at the end of the day it is Emraan’s film. This doesn’t mean though that other actors don’t have a role to play. Randeep knows his place in the film; he hasn’t been cheated here and there is no reason for him to feel let down.”
Still, since there is lot of misinterpretation in play here and the apparent miscommunication hasn’t gone down well with all involved, there is an instant damage control in play. The first step in this direction is for Kunal to hail Randeep’s presence in the film.
“Randeep is a great actor. Period. When he becomes a part of a film, he obviously adds weight to the proceedings. The best part about Randeep is that he has been consistent in all his films,” remarks Kunal. Obviously the tone sounds much more euphoric and awe inspiring this time around.
Continuing his appreciation for Randeep and further re-establishing his importance to Jannat 2, Kunal says, “It is just that he has been doing a lot of offbeat films due to which he wasn’t seen as much by the audience in the past as he deserves. Now Jannat 2 would give him a platform where he can showcase his talent to lot of people. The number of people who would see the film would be five times or more of Saheb Biwi Aur Gangster. However that is ‘yet’ to happen. Once that happens, he would naturally command his place for being much more prominently placed in the promotional campaign of his future films.”
We get the point Kunal.