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The Buzz on Upcoming Films

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June 2003
The Buzz on Upcoming Films

Aishwarya Rai has walked out of Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Bajirao Mastani in which she was the female lead opposite Salman Khan and the rumour now doing the rounds is that Kareena Kapoor has been roped in to replace Ms Rai. Meanwhile, the Kareena-Hrithik starrer Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon is due to hit the theatres soon.

After Love at Times Square, the irrepressible Dev Anand is already planning his next film. This one's going to be based on the story of Grammy Award winning singer Norah Jones and her father and sitar maestro, Pandit Ravi Shankar. Meanwhile, Ravi Shankar's other daughter Anoushka Shankar is getting ready for her film debut with Pamela Rooks-directed Dance Like A Man, where she plays Lata, the youngest in a family of dancers.

Comic action hero Jackie Chan will be in India for three months from June to shoot for his home production where he plays a scientist investigating the curious case of a dead maharaja's levitating coffin.

Sanjay Dutt is producing a film jointly with Ajay Devgan and Nitin Manmohan. As yet untitled, the movie will be based on the 1971 Bangladesh liberation war and is expected to star Fardeen Khan, Abhishek Bachchan, Sunil Shetty and Saif Ali Khan. Sanjay also has Plan coming up.

Gracy Singh has come out of oblivion after Lagaan and has three films coming up. These are Prakash Jha's Gangaajal, Honey Irani's Armaan and a film opposite Tusshar Kapoor, which is a remake of a Telugu hit.

Subhash Ghai has announced his next directorial venture titled Homeland for which he has roped in the mighty Dilip Kumar and Akshaye Khanna. Shah Rukh Khan might also be doing a role in the film. Two of Ghai's productions ? Joggers' Park and Chandni Chowk are also being readied for release this year.

One of the much awaited releases slated for June is the film Calcutta Mail starring Anil Kapoor, Rani Mukherjee and Manisha Koirala. Anil is also playing the title role in Anurag Kashyap's Allwyn Kalicharan which went on the floors recently.


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