Ram Gopal Varma: From Big B to Newbie

07 Jul, 2008 , (IST): The filmmaker has saved his face with Sarkar Raj . And while that film boasts of the three credible Bachchans – Amitabh, Abhishek, Aishwarya – in a single frame, Ramu is ready to release his next film, Contract a few weeks from now. From working with the Bachchans at one end, Ramu now goes to the other extreme and stakes it all on a bunch of newcomers that he has cast for the film.

Get in touch with him and he says, "For me the equation is that of the actor being the character. I don’t need ‘stars’, I need ‘actors’!" Well, with him having launched some great talents – Vivek Oberoi, Manoj Bajpai, Urmila Matondkar… – one can only hope that Adhvik Mahajan, Sakshi Gulati and Amruta Khanvilkar get their fair share of arclights, limelights and whatever else.

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