January 28, 2013
Evil dolls modeled on Ek Thi Dayaan actresses to be launched
While most Bollywood hotties would love to have dolls modelled on them in their gorgeous best, actresses Konkona Sen Sharma, Kalki Koechlin and Huma Qureshi have done just the opposite. The three actresses, who will be seen in an upcoming supernatural thriller that also stars Emraan Hashmi – have lent their faces to dolls that have been modelled to look like daayans.According to insiders, the dolls will be dressed in black robes and will have their feet pointing backwards.
“Initially, when the filmmakers (producers Vishal Bhardwaj, Ekta Kapoor and director Kannan Iyer) came up with the idea of having these evil-looking dolls that would resonate with the theme of their film Ek Thi Daayan, there was no plan to make them look like either of the three actresses. In fact, when the team bounced these ideas to the cast, they were a bit apprehensive about how it will be received and joked that it would be nice to have the faces of their leads for the dolls. But then Konkona, Kalki and Huma sportingly agreed and the idea to make dolls replicating them came about,” shares the insider.
Reportedly, talks are underway between the production house and a leading brand of toy manufacturers to roll out these daayan dolls that will be part of the film’s merchandise. “It will be a unique marketing move, because so far we’ve only had doll replicas of super-heroes here, apart from Katrina, who has a doll modelled on her looks,” adds the insider.