Seventeen years ago, when Utkarsh Sharma played the role of Jeetey in Gadar: Ek Prem Katha (2001) as a child artiste, little did he know that years later, he will make his debut as a lead actor in Bollywood with Genius – Dil Ki Ladaai Dimag Se.
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Utkarsh has studied BFA in Film Production and Direction from Chapman University, USA, and Method Acting from The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute. The film, which also stars newcomer Ishita, Nawazuddin Siddiqui, Mithun Chakraborty and Ayesha Jhulka, is an action love story. The teaser of the film launched last week in cinemas, is live on Tip Official today.
Talking about Genius, writer-director Anil Sharma says, “The USP of the film is its content, music and the fresh pairing of Utkarsh and Ishita. As far as Utkarsh is concerned, people have already adored him as ‘Jeetey’ in Gadar… I am sure he will now surprise the audience with his performance in Genius. When the teaser launched in cinemas last week, I was inundated with calls. This positive response makes me a proud father.”
Producer Deepak Mukut adds, “We are excited to associate with Anil Sharma and present Utkarsh to the world. We are convinced that we have invested in the right talent. It’s not just me, many would agree that Utkarsh has the qualities of a quintessential Bollywood star. We are also happy with the script. I’m confident that Anilji will create history with Genius.”
The film’s music is by Himesh Reshammiya and is available on Tips Music Company. Genius – Dil Ki Ladaai Dimag Se, presented by KC Sharma and Kamal Mukut, and produced by Anil Sharma Productions and Soham RockStar Entertainment, releases on August 24.