Kolkata: Tollywood heart-throb Dev, who ventured into the industry with masala entertainers, is looking for meaningful commercial films. The actor, who is currently shooting for Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s ‘Cockpit’ a film about a pilot’s life, has given his nod to yet another offbeat subject. Dev will soon be playing the lead in Aniket Chattopadhyay’s ‘Kabir’, the story and script of which are written by the director himself.
Though Raj Chakrabarty’s Chaamp got lukewarm response from the audience, but Dev’s efforts were appreciated.
According to the sources ,confirming the news of Dev playing the lead in ‘Kabir’, director Aniket Chattopadhyay said, “Yes, I am working with Dev in Kabir, where he plays the title role. It’s a war movie and the story unfolds through Kabir’s journey. We will see Dev in different looks in this film. People are getting killed brutally in different parts of the world and there is a lot of unrest; my film talks about that. I will like to cast a non-Bengali girl as the female lead but I am yet to lock it.”
The cast also includes Goutam Halder, Arno, Ekavali Khanna, Soumyajit Majumdar and others. Kabir will go on the floors from the first week of September and will be shot in Sikkim, Kolkata and different parts of Maharashtra.
About working with Dev, the director said, “I was jittery to work with Dev as he is a big star but I am totally bowled over by his dedication. He is extremely grounded, simple and has no starry airs about him. Also, his involvement in a project is praiseworthy .” Aniket added that he has yet another Dev connect. “I am also working as a creative director for Kamaleswar Mukherjee’s Binoy Badal Dinesh, where Dev plays a pivotal role,” he said.