MOVIE UPDATE October 2003
Rakesh Roshan's sci-fi musical Koi Mil Gaya is a huge hit and Hrithik after a string of flops has risen, like the proverbial Phoenix, from the ashes. His performance as an 11-year-old boy trapped in the body of a 21-year-old adult, has fetched him rave reviews from critics and masses alike.
Sarika, after her break-up with Kamalhaasan, is making a comeback to films with Julie in which she plays a television anchor. The film also stars former Miss India Neha Dhupia essaying the role of a prostitute. Also playing a prostitute is Kareena Kapoor in a film titled Chameli, with Rahul Bose as her co-star.
Baghban starring Amitabh Bachchan and Hema Malini (they team up again after 20 long years) is due to hit the screen on October 3. Big B and Hema play a couple in their twilight years tackling age, loneliness and rebellious children. Salman Khan, Mahima Chowdhary and Rimi Sen play cameos in the film.
Among other October releases are Khel, produced by Sunil Shetty and starring Ajay Jadeja and former Miss India Celina Jaitley, and Main Madhuri Dixit Banna Chahti Hoon starring Ram Gopal Varma's favourite Antara Mali.
Ashmit, younger brother of Amisha Patel, is all set to make his debut in Vikram Bhatt's Inteha. The film is slated for an October or November release.
Urmila Matondkar, riding high after the success of Bhoot, is doing a Tanuja Chandra film titled Hope A Little Sugar. Tanuja begins shooting the English language film about a Sikh girl and a Hindu boy in the backdrop of the September 11 terrorist attack, this November. Urmila's film Pinjar is also due for release soon.
Aishwarya Rai and Rani Mukherjee will star in the film The Rising along with Aamir Khan. Directed by Ketan Mehta, the film is an epic tale of friendship and betrayal set against the backdrop pf the 1857 Mutiny in which Aamir plays freedom fighter Mangal Pandey.
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