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May 2007
Movie Update

Both the senior Bachchans are acting in English films this year. While Big B is already engaged doing The Last Lear by Rituparno Ghosh and Shantaram by Mira Nair, wife Jaya is doing an English film with danseuse Mallika Sarabhai titled

Love Song – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow. It is being directed by noted author-director Joyobroto Chatterjee.

Salman Khan's first international venture Marigold is finally set to see the light of day. May 18 is said to be the release date. Meanwhile, Salman's brother-in-law Atul Agnihotri's Hello is based on a best-selling novel, Chetan Bhagat's One Night @ the Call Centre. It has three leading ladies – Gul Panag, Amrita Arora and Isha Koppikar

Shilpa Shetty is all set to hit higher notes with an Indian musical in Britain. "I'm going to be in an Indian musical on the lines of (Andrew Lloyd Webber's) 'Bollywood Dreams'. Though it will be Bollywood in spirit, it will completely cater to Western sensibilities. It's a hugely ambitious musical and I'm very excited," says Shilpa.

After Mahesh Bhatt, it's Delhi-based producer Ravi Ahlawat's turn to showcase the turbulent life of the ‘70s' glam girl Parveen Babi who died in 2005. The film is titled Parveen Babi with newcomer Amrita Dhanoa playing the title role. "In a recently released film, she was shown as a mentally disturbed girl. But this is not true. She was not a mad person. My film will show the real Parveen Babi." The film is scheduled to hit the screen in May.

After Baghban and Baabul, producer Ravi Chopra casts Amitabh Bachchan for the third time in Bhootnath, which will also feature Juhi Chawla in a pivotal role. The film revolves around a man (Amitabh) and a child.


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