One of the most sought after stars down south is soon to make her big Bollywood debut alongside Bollywood Box Office king Akshay Kumar in the comic riot Priyadarshan’s Khatta Meetha.
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Hollywood has always been the ultimate goal for many of our Bollywood actors. Some of the big names in Bollywood have tried their hands in Hollywood films but none could not make it very big so far.
Akshay Kumar is already on a high with his latest film Housefull announced as a super hit on the box office and now he is all set for the next venture Patiala House with David Gower, who will be making his Bollywood debut with this film.
Akshay is very excited about this flick wherein he plays the role of a British Sikh corner shop worker from Southall and also has his foot in bowling and dreams of playing for England. It will also feature cameos by former England captains John Emburey, Graham Gooch and Nasser Hussain. We will also get to see the Indian rapping sensation Hard Kaur playing the role of Akshay’s sister in the film. Kaur will also be lending two songs to the film.
Whatever Bollywood’s Box Office King does, he does in style – Akshay Kumar and his close friends were the cynosure of all eyes at the Kensington Oval in sunny Barbados where they sat to enjoy the T20 finals on Sunday night.
Akshay Kumar, whose schedule has been hectic as ever for the last couple of months, decided to take a much needed break and head to Barbados with a couple of close friends to catch the T20 cricket series. But made a quick exit to London where Patiala House is being shot.
For someone who was called teakwood for at least half a decade before seeing some acclaim coming his way, Arjun Rampal has come a long way indeed. It is difficult to believe that the man, who was considered gawky by quite a few during his initial days of ‘Pyaar Ishq Aur Mohabbat’ and ‘Deewanapan’, would one day rise up to the highest pedestal and turn out to be receipient of awards at the National level (for ‘Rock On’).
Now that ‘Housefull’ has got some good acclaim coming for him, Arjun Rampal is back on scene close to two years after the release of ‘Rock On’. He is also looking forward to the release of ‘Raajneeti’ this June where he has a pivotal role to play. Still, one wonders where Arjun was for most part of year 2009. Except for a sole release in the form of ‘Fox’ (which came and went without making any noise whatsoever), Arjun seemed totally missing from all the action?
Katrina Kaif has established herself as a competent actress and 18 films later she is still known for her bubby-damsel-in-distress-lovestruck like roles. So is her role in Raajneeti going to change people’s perception about her?
Katrina’s debut in Kaizad Gustad’s 2003 movie Boom was a forgettable one. If the failure of the movie wasn’t enough, Kat also had a disadvantage of not knowing Hindi. This made the directors skeptical about casting her in their movies. Undeterred by the rejection, Katrina refused to give up, which shows that she is not just a pretty face. Over the years to come, Kat worked herself to the top, by taking vigorous Hindi lessons, dance classes, the whole nine yards and boy did it pay off!!
52 crores at the end of first week (as confirmed by the co-producers of the film – EROS) means that Akshay Kumar as well as Deepika Padukone have now enjoyed the biggest starts ever of their career, with ‘Housefull’ surpassing the first week collections of ‘Kambakkth Ishq’ and ‘Om Shanti Om’ respectively. While it is quite clear that the film will surpass the collections of Akshay Kumar’s biggest money spinners till date – ‘Welcome’ and ‘Singh is Kinng’ – both of which crossed the 70 crores milestone, chances are bleak that Deepika Padukone’s ‘Om Shanti Om’ record of 88 crores would be beaten.
Akshay and Aishwarya are thrilled. They’ll get to enact songs featuring their mother-in-law Dimple and father-in-law Amitabh, respectively. But composer Pritam Chakraborty is in a bit of a jam. Vipul Shah has decided at the last minute to re-record an entire complicated track for Action Replay for a retro-song to be filmed on Aishwarya Rai Bachchan and Akshay Kumar.
And this is no ordinary request. The one all-comprehensive track will have to represent screen jodis as diverse as Raj Kapoor-Nargis, Rajesh Khanna-Mumtaz, Amitabh Bachchan-Jaya, Dharmendra-Hema Malini, and Rishi Kapoor-Dimple Kapadia.
‘Housefull’ has taken a huge opening all over and early indications are that at the least, the film would be tagged a HIT status. The film has benefited everyone, especially its leading ladies Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan. While the actors – Akshay Kumar, Riteish Deshmukh and Arjun Rampal – already share a great personal and professional relationship with director Sajid Khan and producer Sajid Nadiadwala, the heroines can be expected to work in many more films with the makers in near future, considering the kind of mileage they earned due to ‘Housefull’ enjoying such a bumper pre-release and post-release promotion.
Due to this very reason, one can’t help but ask Nadiadwala if there is a ‘once-much-in-vogue’ three film deal that he has got into with the Deepika Padukone, Lara Dutta and Jiah Khan?
“I hate the deals thing. Period”, comes a quick reply from Nadiadwala, “Suppose I sign a person into a deal but later one of us doesn’t like each other, we would still have to work together. For corporate houses, something this may work but sorry, this is not the way I operate.”