Gippi is an upcoming 2013 Hindi children film directed by Sonam Nair and produced by Karan Johar. The film features Riya Vij and Taaha Shah as main characters.
But very little is known about Gippi, which has been made on a budget of 4-5 crores (yes, you read that right, a 4 crore Dharma Production!).
To promote the first Karan Johar produced children’s film, Ishaqzaade star Arjun Kapoor was roped in to shoot a special promo.
Sonam Nair, who has earlier assisted Ayan Mukherji in Dharma Productions’ Wake Up Sid, is now turning as independent director with Gippi. The director herself conducted auditions for the lead actor and auditioned several aspiring young actors across India.
Finally, she roped in 13-year-old Delhi-based Riya Vij for the title role in the movie Gippi. Riya Vij is completely new to the industry and she has no prior experience of performing in front of the camera. But sources close to the director say that she is a perfect match for the role of Gippi.
A source close to the film says “Since Gippi is about an obese kid who doesn’t like to diet, the obvious choice was Arjun Kapoor – who also used to be overweight and hated going on a diet. Also, the film has no star value, so Karan will be asking a few of his star-friends from the industry to spread the word about the film.”
To find out what Gippi has in common with Arjun Kapoor – watch the promo below!