Mitesh Shah’s new film Helicopter Eela is currently in production, and its just-released teaser poster is making fans of Kajol more excited than ever about this challenging role. Producer Ajay Devgn’s most recent tweet revealed the poster yesterday, with the caption, “She’s here, there, everywhere!!!” – a reference to Kajol’s onscreen role in Helicopter Eela as a mother, but it’s certainly true of Kajol herself! A queen of comebacks after several hiatuses, she’s already known as a skilled and versatile actress. She’ll continue to make her mark as she plays a single mother who has a complicated relationship with her son.
In the poster, her onscreen son is a marionette dangling from Kajol’s outstretched hand – a dynamic that a lot of mothers and sons can probably relate to. The script for the movie is based on the play Beta Kaagdo, which screenwriter Anand Gandhi says is loosely based on his own relationship with his mother, who is said to be very excited to have Kajol playing her during her days as an aspiring singer. The collaboration between Kajol and equally Anand Gandhi is a story that moves them both personally, and both are excited to be working on the film. Kajol has told the media that she loves the script and identifies with her role, which gives us hope that this will be a strong performance. Anand Gandhi is equally happy to have Kajol on set, saying that he admires her work and finds their conversations about the role inspiring. It’s a promising creative team, and the fact that they’re working so well together is a good sign.
Set to release on September 14th, Helicopter Eela is a highly anticipated film with a great cast. Among them is also Riddhi Sen, who has been cast as Kajol’s son. Most recently renowned for his work in Nagarkirtan, we can only imagine that Sen must also be excited to be involved in the production of the film. The subject matter is timely, with helicopter parenting on the rise and youth increasingly crumbling under the expectations of parents that can’t let go. It’s a story with universal appeal today, and one that the world is dying to see interpreted by this promising team.
Kajol doesn’t appear at all in the poster apart from her hand, so her new look for this movie is still a mystery – but if her Instagram is any indication, she’ll be as stunning as ever. Other mysteries surrounding the film’s production are its cast members – rumor has it that there’s another star in the mix, but lips are sealed as to who it is. The roles in the film are reportedly all strong, relatable characters, so whoever the actor is has been lucky to land a spot in such an exciting production. That’s all we’re able to say for now, but everyone will keep watching Ajay Devgn’s Twitter feed for clues… Stay tuned!
#HelicopterEela is reinventing parenting techniques for 2018.#14Sept @KajolAtUN @riddhisen896 @pradeepsrkar @HelicopterEela @ADFFilms @PenMovies @jayantilalgada @saregamaglobal pic.twitter.com/Fa7ldDDSJZ
— Ajay Devgn (@ajaydevgn) July 13, 2018
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