Banjo is an upcoming 2016 Indian Hindi-language drama film, directed by Ravi Jadhav and produced by Krishika Lulla under the Eros International banner.
Principal photography began at the end of January 2016 and the film is scheduled for release on 23 September 2016.
Riteish Deshmukh and Nargis Fakhri will be in male and female lead roles respectively.
Fakhri made her Bollywood film debut playing the female lead in Imtiaz Ali’s musical romantic drama Rockstar in 2011. Film critic Taran Adarsh wrote,
“Nargis is a stunner as far as looks are concerned, but isn’t persuasive in poignant moments”, however, he praised her on-screen chemistry with co-star
She starred opposite John Abraham in Shoojit Sircar’s political thriller Madras Cafe (2013). Film critic Saibal Chatterjee said Fakhri “strikes the right notes”,
whereas Rajeev Masand called her “pleasantly competent”. Later that year, she made a special appearance in the action comedy Phata Poster Nikhla
Hero to perform in the item number “Dhating Naach” with the film’s lead actor Shahid Kapoor.
In 2014, Fakhri appeared alongside Varun Dhawan and Ileana D’Cruz in David Dhawan’s comedy Main Tera Hero. The film was a financial success, but
received mixed reviews from critics. For her performance in the film, Rohit Khilnani said that Fakhri “is not bad” and that “she fits well in this masala comedy
and doesn’t disappoint”. Taran Adarsh however disagreed, and said though she “looks great”, she needs to “polish her acting skills”. The same year, Fakhri
performed with Salman Khan in the item number “Yaar Naa Miley” in the film Kick. She then played a brief role in Paul Feig’s action comedy Spy (2015), her
first Hollywood film.
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