Badmaash Company is the title of Yash Raj Films’ next release written and directed by actor-turned-director Parmeet Sethi. The film brings together the young pair of Shahid Kapoor and Anushka Sharma for the first time. Comedian Vir Das and Indian Idol contestant Meiyang Chang play pivotal supporting roles in the film.
Badmaash Company tells a story set in the nineties. Four young friends from middle class Mumbai get together to start a company. Their business becomes an instant hit as they find a way to beat the system. By doing all the wrong things..the right way!
Badmaash Company, produced by Aditya Chopra has music composed by Pritam. The film is scheduled to hit the theaters on May 7, 2010.
Who will be heroine of Farah Khan’s Akshay Kumar starrer Tees Maar Khan ? This question has been making news for quite a while now! From Priyanka Chopra to Deepika Padukone to Sonam Kapoor, rumour mills suggested a lot of names for the heroine of the film. But it is Bollywood’s ‘barbie girl’ Katrina Kaif who will be romancing Akki in the film.
While the makers of the film are yet to confirm on the news, sources from the industry reveal that Farah and Akshay has almost zeroed in on Kat for the film. The hit track record of Akki-Kat jodi which includes super hits like Namastey London, Welcome and Singh is Kinng must have definitely worked in favour of the actress.
Akshaye Khanna will play an important role in the film. Rest of the cast is yet to be finalized. Tees Maar Khan will have Akshay Kumar playing a super-clever conman.
Tees Maar Khan is scripted by Farah Khan’s husband Shirish Kunder. The film will be produced by Shirish Kunder and Akshay Kumar’s banner Hari Om Productions.
What a coincidence! Right after her break up with Ranbir Kapoor, Deepika Padukone is doing a film titled Break Ke Baad! She will be paired opposite Ranbir’s friend and competitor Imran Khan in the film.
As the title denotes, Break Ke Baad is about a young couple who break up and want to come together. This modern day love story is set against the locales of Delhi and Australia.
Imran and Deepika are paired for the first time in this film. Break Ke Baad is also Imran’s first opportunity to do a film opposite a top league actress, after his 7 days in Paris with Katrina Kaif was shelved.
Break Ke Baad, is the first independent production venture of director turned producer, Kunal Kohli . The film is also the directorial debut of Danish Aslam, Kunal’s assistant.
Finally, after a series of postponements, the release date of Hrithik Roshan’s much awaited film Kites is confirmed. The film is going to have a worldwide release on May 14th, this year.
Initially, Kites was scheduled for release during Diwali 2009. Then it was shifted for the Christmas of 2009. The makers then planned to release the film on January 15, 2010, coinciding with the 10th anniversary of Hrithik Roshan’s debut film Kaho Naa… Pyar Hai. Later the film was postponed for release during the summer vacations in April.
Kites, directed by Anurag Basu and produced by Rakesh Roshan, has Mexican Actress Barbara Mori and Kangana Ranaut as Hrithik Roshan’s heroines. The film, an intercultural love story, will be released in both Hindi and English versions. Hollywood director Brett Ratner of the Rush Hour series has been roped in to make the English version of Kites, appealing for the Western audiences.
Kites will have to face competition from two other biggies that will be released in the succeeding weekends. While Sajid Khan’s Akshay Kumar starrer Housefull is slated for release on May 20th, Prakash Jha’s political thriller Rajneeti starring Ajay Devgan, Katrina Kaif and Ranbir Kapoor will be released on May 28th.
25th December is the most anticipated weekend of 2009 for Bollywood film lovers! Well, that is the day on which ‘The Perfectionist Khan’ Aamir Khan comes up with his latest release, 3 Idiots. The most eagerly awaited film of 2009, 3 Idiots stars R.Madhavan, Sharman Joshi and Kareena Kapoor alongside Aamir Khan. The film based on Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller ‘Five Point Someone’ is directed by Rajkumar Hirani and produced by Vidhu Vinod Chopra.
The marketing strategies of the film were quite interesting! From butt chairs that have been set up at leading multiplex chains across the country to the ramp show in which Aamir, Madhavan and Sharman unveiled their range of 3 Idiots T-shirts by Pantaloons, a lot have been done to ensure maximum exposure for the film. Also Aamir Khan came up with a game for the promotion of the film. The objective of the game is to find the star who has gone into hiding. The winner will get a chance to have dinner with him on New Year’s eve.
The trio of Aamir Khan, R.Madhavan and Sharman Joshi had earlier worked together in the critically and commercially successful Rang De Basanti in 2006. The lead lady of 3 Idiots, Kareena Kapoor is working with Aamir Khan for the first time.
Aamir Khan rocked the box office during the Christmas of 2008 as his Ghajini reached the peak of Indian box office. Can he do it again for the Christmas of 2009 with his 3 Idiots? Let’s wish him all the best!
A.R.Murugadoss, the maverick director who directed Aamir Khan in Ghajini last year, will be having yet another Khan for his next Bollywood project. Bollywood’s bad boy Salman Khan will play the lead role in his next project titled Kick. This romantic action thriller film will have the tall beauty Deepika Padukone playing the heroine.
Kick is a remake of this year’s namesake Telugu blockbuster directed by Surender Reddy. The original had Ravi Teja and Ileana D’Cruz in lead roles. The remake will be produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and Munnabhai co-writer Abhijat Joshi will pen the script.
An action packed thriller, Kick will have Salman Khan doing some daredevil stunts. The star will be doing a lot of martial arts and kick-boxing in the film. The action sequences of Kick will be shot in Tokyo.
Deepika Padukone has just wrapped up the shooting for Housefull with Sajid Nadiadwala. The producer was hesitant when he approached her for Kick as Deepika has a good rapport with Shahrukh Khan. But she made it very clear to the producer that she is open to work with any actor.
Salman Khan had thrilled his fans with his action scenes in Wanted, another remake directed by another South Indian director Prabhu Deva. Hope he will do it again with the thrilling action scenes of Kick!
After a string of flops in the last couple of years, Vivek Oberoi has finally got the much required break with Kurbaan, which was released last Friday. The actor, who was going through a rough patch in his career ever since his infamous press conference against Salman Khan in April 2003, has impressed one and all with his stellar performance in Kurbaan.
Vivek is gearing up for more success with his upcoming movies. He has two major films in his kitty: Prince – It’s Showtime and Rakta Charitra. Vivek plays a big time thief in Prince, a high budget action thriller directed by Kookie V Gulati and produced by Kumar S Taurani’s Tips films. The film, scheduled for release in January 2010, is expected to clash with Salman Khan’s Veer.
Vivek is pinning a lot of hopes on Rakta Charitra, which reunites him with his mentor Ram Gopal Varma. Rakta Charitra is a bilingual film which will be made in both Hindi and Telugu simultaneously. The film, depicting the life of controversial Andhra politician Paritala Ravindra, will have Tamil star Surya Sivakumar in an equally important role. The entire film will last for 5 hours and hence will be released as two films in a gap of three months in late 2010.
Vivek Oberoi is hoping to scale new heights with his upcoming films. Let’s wish him all the best!
The director-actor jodi of Farah Khan and Shah Rukh Khan had created wonders at the box-office with films Main Hoon Na and Om Shanti Om. But, for her third directorial venture, Farah Khan has chosen Akshay Kumar over King Khan. The film, titled Tees Maar Khan is expected to go on the floors in March 2010.
Tees Maar Khan is scripted by Farah’s hubby Shirish Kunder. Shirish, who had earlier directed Akshay Kumar in Jan-E-Mann, was supposed to direct this film also. But later he decided to give the director’s cap to his wife. Tees Maar Khan, a typical Farah Khan film with lots of comedy, action and masala, will be produced by Shirish Kunder and Akshay Kumar’s banner Hari Om Productions. The heroine of the film is yet to be finalized.
Earlier, Happy New Year starring Shah Rukh Khan was supposed to be Farah’s third directorial venture. But the film got delayed as SRK will be busy with Ra.1 and Don 2 next year. So when her hubby approached her with Tees Maar Khan, she decided to go ahead with it.
Hmmm…let’s wait and see whether Farah-Akki jodi can create any wonders in the box-office!
Rumour mills are abuzz that Malayalam superstar Mohanlal will play an important role in Vishal Bhardwaj’s next directorial venture. The film, tentatively titled as Seven, is rumoured to have Hrithik Roshan and Priyanka Chopra in lead roles. Mohanlal is reported to play one of the husbands of Priyanka Chopra in the multi-starrer film.
Vishal Bhardwaj, who had done trend setting films such as Omkara and Kaminey, is a great fan of Mohanlal. The maverick director flew down to Cochin to meet the four time National award winning actor. Vishal narrated his story to Mohanlal who was in the shooting of a Malayalam film. The actor was impressed with the script and sources close to him confirmed his interest in being a part of the film, which is expected to go on the floors by March 2010.
Mohanlal is no stranger to hindi film audience. He made an impressive debut in Bollywood with Ram Gopal Varma’s Company in 2002. He was also a part of Ram Gopal Varma ki Aag which turned out to be a dud at the box-office. Let’s hope Seven will compensate for that and help Mohanlal make it really big in Bollywood this time.
Ranbir Kapoor must be over the moon these days! Wake Up Sid has given him the first taste of success and the much required break in the industry. The film has made everyone take notice of the talent of this charming fourth generation kid from the Kapoor family. The actor is now heading towards more success in the coming months.
Ranbir is getting ready to take on the box office once again as his Ajab Prem Ki Ghazab Kahani will hit the theaters this Friday. Once again, Ranbir will play a lover boy in this romantic comedy directed by Rajkumar Santhoshi. This time he will be romancing Bollywood’s ‘barbie girl’ Katrina Kaif. The film also has a special appearance by Salman Khan.
Come December and Ranbir will strike again with Rocket Singh: Salesman of the Year. He will play a different character of a Sikh salesman in the movie directed by Shimit Amin of Chak De! India fame. Shazahn Padamsee, daughter of advertisement guru Alyque Padamsee, who is making her debut plays the female lead in the film. Rocket Singh is produced and distributed by Yash Raj Films and will reach the theaters on December 11, 2009.
Ranbir’s first release in 2010 will be Rajneeti, a political thriller directed by Prakash Jha. The film also stars Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar, Katrina Kaif, Arjun Rampal and Manoj Bajpai in principal roles. Rajneeti, produced and distributed by Ronnie Screwvala’s UTV Motion Pictures is scheduled for release on January 22, 2010.
Four big releases in four months! Well, it seems Ranbir Kapoor is having the time of his life.