Though ironical, it's a double whammy of sorts for India. While Rang De Basanti is India's official entry to the Oscars in the Best Foreign Film section, Deepa Mehta's Water is Canada's official entry in the same category. So the two movies will be competing against each other to make it to the final five. Meanwhile, Vidhu Vinod Chopra has decided to send Lage Raho Munna Bhai as an independent entry in the Best Picture category at the Oscars.
Sneha Ullal, of Lucky fame, is making her debut in a Hollywood film called Gandhi Park. It's a cross-cultural love story where an American ( Brandon Sommers) falls in love with an Indian girl played by Sneha, known for her uncanny resemblance to Aishwarya Rai. Some parts of the move will be shot in Goa, the others in New York.
John Abraham seems to have become Nagesh Kukunoor's blue-eyed boy. Two forthcoming movies of Kukunoor, Aashayein and Five Women star John, much feted for his role in Water. Aashayein is the unusual story of a man who wins a huge sum of money but discovers that he has only 90 days to live.
Priyadarshan's Bhaagam Bhaag featuring Akshay Kumar, Govinda, Lara Dutta and Tanushree Dutta is due for release in November/December.
Ram Gopal Varma is making a sequel to Sarkar titled Sarkar 2 in which Aishwarya Rai will star opposite Abhishek Bachchan. Of course, Big B is there too.
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