STORY: Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda, known for relishing intense roles and who will be now seen in forthcoming road movie ‘Highway’ opposite Bollywood’s latest sensation Alia Bhatt, said on Wednesday (February 19) that he aspires to be a road movie actor after his new film.
“I think it was a very realistic experience. I think we really took the high road and kind of everybody lived their parts very much so and I think road movies from now on, I will be keen on doing more road movies because you do not get up at the same place or go shoot in the same place or eat the same food either. So I think I am going to quit making these other movies and only make road movies. I want to be a road movie actor,” said Hooda while promoting his film during a news conference in New Delhi.
The film ‘Highway’ revolves around two characters from diverse backgrounds portrayed by Bollywood actor Randeep Hooda and starlet Alia Bhatt, who take a road trip in a truck.
The film explores the psychological and spiritual side of the characters during their testing times.
Meanwhile, the director of the film, Imitiaz Ali, said that it was a learning experience for him and shooting for ‘Highway’ was different from his previous films like ‘Jab We Met’ and ‘Rockstar’, which garned both audience appreciation and critical attention.
“It was very enchanting. It was very innovative. It was a learning experience. I think it was a very exotic journey, that’s what I feel,” said Ali.
He added that his films in actuality are a journey of self-realisation and strife, which a great deal of our generation face today.
The film has been shot in six states across north and northeastern India, capturing the hilly terrain and beautiful landscape.
Famed musician A.R. Rahman, who has composed the music, has for the very first time also sung a Punjabi lullaby titled ‘Maahi Ve’ for the film, which is written by Irshad Kamil.
Actress Alia Bhatt has also tried playback singing in the film, which would be a surprise package for the audience.
The film is scheduled to hit the silver screens across the country on February 21, 2014.