My role is like Karan in Mahabharata who was not a bad man but had to side with Duryodhana for some reasons. Rahul Dev
It's not the remake of Brad Pitt-starrer "Fight Club". Our Indian Fight Club just takes its name from there. The film, scripted by Salim Khan, produced by Suhail Khan and directed by debutant Vikram Chopra of Vidhu Vinod Chopra camp, sees its release this Friday. It is an all-boys film. The three girls in it Amrita Arora, Diya Mirza and Neha Dhupia have guest appearances. They share little screen space with their men counterparts. Says Riteish Deshmukh, whose plays a meek Somil in the film, "It is a concept film rather than a story-based film. It is about a group of four friends who form a fight club to pick up fight for a cause. But they also make amends by initiating a friendship with the guy they fight with. Suppose you don't like your boss and come to the fight club with complaints of his misdoings. They will fight with him but end up making friends. But unfortunately in this action-packed film, I have no action scenes. I play a member of a club in Delhi whom fight club guys from Mumbai come to save. So I am a victim than a saviour in it." The film he says is about that bond in friendship, a bond that he carried as a hangover back home.
Reward for Rahul
In a parade of stars, young and old - Suniel Shetty, Suhail Khan, Zayed Khan, Riteish Deshmukh, and Dino Morea - you are likely to miss talented and natural actors like Rahul Dev and even Ashish Choudhary who provides a fun element in the film. Look for Rahul whose role has a negative shade. His spontaneity was so much liked by Salim Khan that he gave him a 100-rupee note as he watched the whole film. He said to him, "If I ever a make a film again, you will be in it." His wife Helen also complimented him. 'Suhail Bhai also sent me a congratulator note through sms which I will never delete," recalls Dev nostalgically. He plays Ashmit Patel's elder brother who is a confirmed wrong doer. "By heart I am a good guy but there comes a point when I have to choose the wrong path to save my brother. My role is like Karan in Mahabharata who was not a bad man but had to side with Duryodhana for some reasons," he explains. The film promises to be a treat in special effects, symbolic happenings and minimal cable work. Take for instance, a murder scene is symbolised as a pair of shoes coming out of a car, a pair of jeans walking upstairs, a shadow on the parked car's glass, some blood spills on it and sacred pigeons fly - and a lot more. RANA SIDDIQUI