By Subhash K Jha
After the warmly-received B A Pass director Ajay Bahl is on a roll. He has just been signed by Mahesh and Mukesh Bhatt to direct yet another dark tale of an urban nightmare.
The yet-untitled new Bahl film is about the first harrowing month in the life of a couple which migrates from Himachal Pradesh to Mumbai.
Says Ajay who is at the moment hunting locations in the interiors of Himachal Pradesh. “It is again a dark brooding study of urban dislocation . I’ll be exploring the not-too-pleasant experiences of this couple who come to Mumbai for a better life.”
While the very talented Raj Kumar Yadav was signed to play the male lead for Ajay’s Behl second feature film it is reliably learnt the Sikkimese model-actress Geetanjali Thapa who came into massive acclaim for her performance in Monsoon Shootout would be playing Yadav’s wife.
Geetanjali recently completed a film called Liar’s Dice with Nawazuddin.
Ajay says there was a lot of pressure on him after B A Pass to deliver a bigger film.
“But to me it’s important to be doing the cinema that I believe in. I am glad I am working with Mr Mahesh Bhatt. We share similar sensibilities. And I don’t think he has ever compromised with his creativity,” says Ajay.