Movie Update January 2004
The most awaited releases of 2004 are the two war epics ? JP Dutta's LoC: Kargil and Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya starring Amitabh Bachchan, Hrithik Roshan and Preity Zinta. Besides, there's Gurinder Chadha's Bride and Prejudice with Aishwarya Rai and Martin Henderson.
Suniel Shetty's second home production Rakht is fast racing towards completion. The film stars Sanjay Dutt, Suniel Shetty, Dino Morea, Amrita Arora, Bipasha Basu and Neha Dhupia.
Director Sanjay Bhatia's maiden film 99.9 FM will be India's first producer-less movie. "The money we have brought in is through our own resources. We call it independent film making," he says.
Director Sujoy Ghosh of Jhankaar Beats fame has reportedly roped in heavyweights Amitabh Bachchan and Naseeruddin Shah for his next venture titled Borivali. Interestingly, the thriller will not feature any female leads.
Saif Ali Khan's sister Soha Khan Pataudi will soon be making her debut in films. The buzz goes that she has been roped in by none other than Yash Chopra to star as his leading lady in his next venture. Her co-stars in all probability will be Shah Rukh Khan, Preity Zinta and Rani Mukherjee.
Abhishek Bachchan and Antara Mali will be the lead pair in Ram Gopal Varma's next film titled Naach. Though the movie is a love story, we're told it will be one with a difference. Meanwhile, Ramu's murder mystery 2 O'Clock Murder is likely to feature Suchitra Krishnamurty and Nobel Laureate Amartya Sen's daughter Nandana Dev Sen.
Anil Kapoor is doing a role that is probably the first of its kind anywhere. He plays an alive man wanted dead in Satish Kaushik's next untitled film. The story is about a man who has been proved dead on paper and has been fighting a legal battle for 18 years to prove that he's alive. It's a real story and it actually happened to someone, says the director.
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