Mustafa Burmawalla

Mustafa Burmawalla.

MUMBAI — They are known for two aspects: a twist in their tales, and a tendency to launch new faces. Their last film, “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon,” launched comic Kapil Sharma as a hero and did quite well, though there was not really a twist in the plot — and that was the twist as far as Abbas-Mustan movies are concerned!

The director duo are now all set to launch Abbas’ son Mustafa with a romantic thriller named “Machine,” termed as a twisted love story, and of course father and uncle will spare no effort in making it the best possible launch for the actor, whose name came up as a suggestion from a team member and who was perfect as he was very clued in about the script. Mustafa had done a film course in New York and has assisted his dad and uncle on “Players,”  “Race 2” and “Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon.”

The film will be a romance with twists and turns with Mustafa performing some daredevil stunts. There will be romance, comedy, action and suspense, and other details are being held close to their chest by the directors as of now. Kiara Advani will be the heroine, and another young hero will also come in.

Stuntmen from France and Hong Kong have been roped in, as “Machine” will be made on a grand scale. The film will take off May 21 in Georgia and will be shot in a 75-day, non-stop schedule. It will release later this year.

New Faces Launched by Abbas-Mustan:

First Hit: Akshay Kumar and Ayesha Jhulka / Khiladi (1992)

First Hit: Kajol / Baazigar (1993)

Debut: Shilpa Shetty / Baazigar (1993)

Debut: Arbaaz Khan / Daraar (1996)

First Hit: Preity Zinta / Soldier (1998)

Debut: Bipasha Basu / Ajnabee (2001)

Debut: Ayesha Takia (First release) and Vatsal Sheth / Taarzan-The Wonder-Car / 2004

Breakthrough: Priyanka Chopra / Aitraaz (2004)

Debut: Urvashi Sharma / Naqaab (2007)

Debut: Kapil Sharma and Sai Lokur / Kis Kisko Pyaar Karoon (2015)

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