New York' on 9/11 repercussions to break dry spell
Industry insiders suggest good initial takings courtesy the big names - John Abraham and Katrina Kaif - associated with it.
Produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films, 'New York' also stars Neil Nitin Mukesh and Irrfan Khan in pivotal roles.
Set in New York, the film is about three youngsters: Omar (Neil) who goes abroad for the first time and begins to see and love America through the eyes of his Indian-American friends Sam (John) and Maya (Katrina).
Their lives are turned upside down by larger events beyond their control after the 9/11 attacks. At this point enters Roshan (Irrfan), an FBI undercover agent who sets the ball rolling for a series of tumultuous events that turn the lives of the three friends into a dangerous roller-coaster ride.
Explaining his choice of actors, Khan said: "John was very apt for the character. His physicality and body language simply fits Sam's character. I was very clear about Neil since 'Johhny Gaddar' for Omar. The vulnerability in Neil and the greyness he has is simply picture perfect. It's a very mature role for someone who is just two films old."
"Katrina is a surprise package in the film. No one would have seen her in this new avatar - deglamourised, no make-up and a real meaty role. She has been a revelation. Irrfan is a master of his craft and brings in certain credibility to the film. He is also the cornerstone of my movie," Khan added.
Katrina, who goes for an image makeover in the film, says it will appeal to the audiences looking for good content.
"Times are changing a lot in cinema and audiences are looking for something extra in a film. Cinema is all about a good script and its content," Katrina told us.
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