Iconic Sufi singer and Padamshree Awardee Hansraj Hans’s son Navraj Hans will make his bollywood debut in ‘Band of Maharajas’,.
‘Wicked, Hilarious, Bizarre’ are the words that Girish Malik picks to define this venture which goes on floor under his banner ‘One World Film Pvt. Ltd.’ Mallik’s company also produces the film.
His earlier film JAL, which was also his directorial debut film, is in the last leg of post-production and stars internationally acclaimed actress like Tanishtha Chatterjee, along with Purab Kohli, Mukul Dev, Yashpal Sharma.
It also features an amazing team of foreign actors: Saidah Jules, Gary Richardson and Elena Kazan, who play pivotal roles in the film.
Malik is all praise for his latest find Navraj and defines him to be a perfect combination of talent, good looks and an earthy charm.
He found Navraj to be very talented and just apt for the role when he saw him performing in UK.
Navraj has also inherited his father’s musical genes and is a very talented singer and musician, which complements his role in the film which is about three rural folk singers from Punjab, who form a bizzare band and become an unexpected sensation.
Navraj is quite kicked about the plot of the film and has been preparing for his role since months.
The shooting for the film is slated to begin soon. Malik explains, the music of the film is a character in itself.
The title track of the film has been sung by Mika, Jassi, Hansraj Hans and Stereo Nation’s Taz.
They are also planning to bring the best dhol talents of the world to the Indian audience. The film gets you into a world that’s never been seen before in Indian cinema, a crazy mix of realistic and cult.
Malik has taken up completely opposite genres in his two films JAL and Band of Maharajas.
He explains- “I want to make films that touch people’s heart.
I have many stories to tell which span across different genres, societies and emotions. According to me, Big stories make big films, and not big stars.”