'Radio' a Himesh Reshammiya act all the way

Nov 30, 2009 IANS

New Delhi, Nov 30 (IANS) Composer-singer-actor Himesh Reshammiya, whose last two films bombed at the box office, has done away with his trademark cap, got rid of his nasal twang and is back to prove his acting prowess with a new look in "Radio" that releases this week.

Produced by Ravi Agrawal, the movie has been directed by Isshaan Trivedi. Also starring are Sonal Sehgal and Shehnaz Treasurywala.

"My last two films ("Aap Kaa Surroor" and "Karzzz") were super flops but my instinct says that this one will do well... my character (in the movie) is that of Vivan Shah, a radio jockey who solves people's love problems, but his own personal life has many problems," Himesh, who has completed 100 films as a composer with "Radio", told IANS.

"His wife leaves him because of compatibility issues. So he has many complexes and is a confused man. In this film, relationships and sensibilities of today have really been highlighted," he added.

The 36-year-old also spoke about his different voices in the film.

"I have sung in two different voices in the film. One in a medium octave and one in my trademark high-pitched voice," said Himesh, who has completed his 500th song with the film's track "Man ka radio".

In the film, Vivan is a successful radio jockey on a popular radio channel in Mumbai.

He has acquired everything in life but his marriage is unsuccessful. So he divorces wife Pooja (Sonal) on grounds of incompatibility.

Though he still carries a soft spot for Pooja, he soon realises that he wants to spend his life with another girl Shanaya (Shehnaz).

The movie has already recovered its investments courtesy its music that has become a hit.

"'Radio' was made at a budget of Rs.6 crore (Rs.60 million). Thankfully, the money invested in making the film was recovered through music," said Himesh.

Releasing the same week as "Radio" is Amitabh and Abhishek Bachchan's "Paa" but Himesh is undeterred.

He believes he will be able to win his fans back with "Radio".

"I'm trying to improve at every stage. I hope that people like the film because it's about a common 34-year-old man. It's a character you can identify with," he said.

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