Kumar Mangat’s latest venture One Two Three started shooting on Tuesday at Filmistan Studios in Mumbai. In attendance for the mahaurat was Suneel Darshan, director of Shakalaka Boom Boom, and director of Love Story 2050, Harry Baweja. Kajol was also there and gave the mahaurat clap for the film. She was very happy to be there for the kick-off since, “Kumarji is like a family member and because my sister Tanisha is essaying a nice role in his film.”
Ashwin Dheer is making his debut as a director and the movie stars, Suniel Shetty, Tusshar Kapoor, Paresh Rawal, Upen Patel, Esha Deol, Sameera Reddy and Tanisha Mukerjee.
One Two Three’s storyline involves each characters chase to make their dreams come true. It is said to be an out and out comedy with 3 of the characters being named Laxmi Narayan, which will make for some hilarious comedy of errors sequences.
Tusshar says about his role that, “My character Laxmi Narayan aspires to become a gangster. My designers Alim Hakim and Manish Malhotra decided I should grow a moustache, like any wannabe gangster does,” he says. Laxmi Narayan number 1.
Tusshar’s love interest is Esha Deol’s character. “My character is that of a girl who aspires to go to Paris and become a famous fashion designer,” she says.
Laxmi Narayan number 2 is played by Suniel Shetty who’s character is a corporate executive. Paresh Rawal is Laxmi Narayan number 3 and he sells lingerie.
Rounding out the rest of the cast is Tanisha who is paired up with Upen, a car salesman.
The film went to the floors with the opening shots being the title song sequence. The song was choreographed by Ganesh Acharya and was picturized on Upen Patel, Tusshar Kapoor and Tanisha Mukerjee. Right before the shooting commenced, Archarya was giving Patel a bit of pep talk and later Patel said, “I’m a bit nervous to be doing the opening sequence but I’m sure the nervousness will evaporate the minute I start shooting,” said Upen
After finishing its scenes at the studio, the film is going on location to Pondicherry, Delhi and Goa. The shooting of One Two Three is scheduled to finish by August and Mangat plans to release the film by December 2007.