Bhatt fills colours in a widow's life in 'Red'

Feb 13, 2007 Swati R. Chaudhary


Mumbai, Feb 13 (IANS) Vikram Bhatt has cast Celina Jaitley as an atypical widow in "Red - The Dark Side" and says the "widow and the white sari cliché" is beyond his understanding.

"Today, in metros, the scenario has changed. Don't young divorced women and widows have a zest for life? Just like any of us, even they have a right to life, even they have desires and even they want to fall in love!"

Bhatt's name is synonymous with relationships and thrillers and "Red" follows the same line. It is a dark romantic thriller showcasing complex, mysterious relationships and besides Celina stars Aftab Shivdasani, Amrita Arora and Sushant Singh.

"Raaz", "Kasoor and "Ankahee" bear testimony to the fact that the director harbours a certain predilection for the genre, reports Bollywood Trade.

"Vikram is a versatile director. Most of his thrillers have worked. Moreover, he has a deep insight into human relationships. He is extremely good with 'relationships'," said Aftab.

He plays Neel Oberoi who's diagnosed with a fatal heart ailment in the film.

"The film deals with intensity, passion, love, lust, fear, mystery and deception. The colour red signifies all of this and hence the title," said Bhatt.

"I always feel that there are things which we prefer to keep to ourselves. In our life, there are many unspoken moments, there are many things that we want to tell our loved ones but we hold back. It's always been my sincere attempt to explore all of this through all my films including 'Red'."

Amrita, who plays Celina's best friend in the film, will be seen in her first negative role. She will also be seen sporting a new stylised gothic look in the movie.

"Amrita has always been typecast as a bubbly girl. She has grey shades in 'Red'. I strongly feel that there's always another side to an actor and this is exactly what I wanted to project," said Bhatt.

Horseshoe Pictures' "Red" is set to hit the screens March 2. Songs "Aafreen" and "Aameen" are already a rage and topping music charts.

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