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With Dostana 2 falling through and rejection of other offers, the actors may not work together in the near future
Subhash K Jha (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 07, 2011)
Her promise to Karan Johar and Tarun Mansukhani has made Katrina Kaif turn down several opportunities to work opposite Abhishek Bachchan.
Reportedly, the producer and the director had requested the actress to keep her on-screen relationship with Bachchan exclusive to Dostana 2.
A source close to Katrina tells us, “Karan and Tarun had requested her to keep the pairing exclusive.
This is why she turned down all the films that were offered to her with Abhishek.
Quite recently she said no to Abbas-Mustan’s Players and Raj Kumar Santoshi’s Ladies & Gentlemen and several other films.”
However, due to the friction between Johar and Mansukhani, the future of the film is uncertain.
Another source says, “There’re huge creative differences between Karan Johar and Tarun Mansukhani.
It seems unlikely that they’d be resolved. This leaves Katrina with no film opposite Abhishek, who she’s keen to sign a film with.”
When contacted, Kaif said, “I’ve been looking forward to working with Abhishek.
But I didn’t want to do any genre except a romantic film with him. I’m looking forward to signing a film with him, as soon as something appropriate comes along.”
On July 23, 2010, we broke the story that Hema Malini and Mayur Puri had very strong creative differences over the production of Tell Me O Khuda, which led to a discussion of the matter by the Indian Motion Pictures and Producers’ Association and the Indian Film & Television Directors Association.
Since the matter snowballed into a nasty avalanche, Malini decided to oust Puri from the film.
Now we hear that the publicity collateral for the film, being developed by Malini’s office, attributes directorship of the project solely to her, even though Puri directed a large part of the film.
The former director of the film will be credited only as the Lyrics and Dialogue Writer.
A source tells us, “Hema was not satisfied with Puri’s work. After she assumed charge, she brought about quite a few changes. The film has now turned out very well.”
Malini and Puri remained unavailable for comment.
Karan Arora, producer of Kay Kay Menon and Deepti Naval starrer Bhindi Bazaar Inc, cut the 2 hour 8 minute film by 16 minutes without the consent of his editor Faisal Khan.
Reason: He wanted to “tone down the intelligence of the film”.
A source close to the film revealed, “When Khan refused to give in to his demands, Karan got another editor, Archit Rastogi (editor of Yeh Saali Zindagi), without any NOC and cut the film drastically. Faisal was then asked to leave.”
When contacted, director Ankush Bhatt said, “There were creative differences. Karan was wrong to bring in a new editor without informing me or Faisal.” According to a source, he’s contemplating dropping his name from the credits of the film.
Arora, however, maintained, “The film has been edited like any other film. Few days back Faisal was sitting with me for the edit. Archit came in to make a 30-minute final cut for satellite. Whoever is spreading these rumours, it is ridiculous!”
Hoping to sort the issue themselves, the team hasn’t filed any official complaint in the association against Karan, yet.
While Arbaaz was visibly upset, Abhinav is almost clinical on why he chose not to make the sequel. In an exclusive tete-a-tete he tells us all
Kunal M Shah (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 07, 2011)
Abhinav Kashyap has walked out of Dabangg 2 and Arbaaz Khan is all set to direct the film early next year. However B-town is abuzz that Abhinav walked out of Dabangg 2 as he will be making a film with SRK.
The media and the industry are also wondering why Abhinav walked out of a potential blockbuster franchise such as this. Abhinav, in the meanwhile, tells us all…
He’s not with Viacom 18 When asked if he was doing a film with Viacom 18, Abhinav said, “No. I am still in the process of writing a story. I am definitely negotiating with several people and an announcement will be made when everything is ready.”
But why walk out of Dabangg 2 when everything was in place? “I have a commitment to make a film, first to myself than to anyone else.
The Dabangg brand is very well established and if Dabangg 2 worked, then I would have to make Dabangg 3 and so on. But if it fails, then you would all write that I was a one-film wonder.
I wanted to do something that will help me in my career. It is also about me and not only about Dabangg. Arbaaz knows the film inside out. I am sure he will do a great job.”
An SMS created the rift
But was it appropriate to send just an SMS to Arbaaz and opt out of the film? Abhinav said, “How does it matter? We did speak after that and I More >
Producer Karan Johar and director Tarun Mansukhani, who were once believed to be at loggerheads with the sequel, have now made up
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 16, 2011)
Tarun Mansukhani’s Dostana 2, co-produced by Karan Johar and UTV, is far from being shelved.
The sequel that stars Abhishek Bachchan and John Abraham goes on floors by the end of this year.
Says a source, “The film had run into a bit of trouble, owing to the creative differences between the producer Karan Johar and director Tarun Mansukhani. But now, Karan and Tarun are on the same page.”
Apparently, differences cropped up between the two over the second half of the film. “While Karan has now approved of the first part, Tarun is almost done with the second part and Karan is very happy with the way it is going.
Shooting starts by November or December this year,” says a source.
While the main cast of Dostana 2 stays as announced Abhishek Bachchan, John Abraham and Katrina Kaif- Abhay Deol, Dino Morea and Ritesh Deshmukh have now joined the race to play two additional roles.
And these two roles are for two characters who are gay.
Not so long ago, it was reported that Dino had shied away from playing a gay man. Ditto for Sharman Joshi.
“Let’s see what happens. The final selection has boiled down to Abhay, Dino and Ritesh,” reveals the source.
The first part of Dostana was produced by Karan Johar and distributed by Yash Raj Films. But the sequel will be co-produced as More >
Arshad Warsi, who had had a fallout with director Kabeer Kaushik, has patched up with him and is acting in his next
Mauli Singh (MUMBAI MIRROR; February 04, 2011)
It’s truly patch-up season. Arshad Warsi, who had a fallout with director Kabeer Kaushik more than a year ago, has mended bridges with him finally. The actor will now star in his next, Maximum.
Arshad, who worked in two films with Kabeer, Sehar and his first home production Hum Tum Aur Ghost, developed creative differences with him during the latter. Reportedly, Kabeer wanted to make Hum Tum Aur Ghost a serious film, while Arshad wanted it to be a light entertainer.Arshad Warsi Kabeer Kaushik
Arshad was very vocal to the press about his differences with the director. The film, which failed at the box office, added fuel to the fire.
Kabeer admits, “Arshad and I have an eight-year-old professional relationship.
Yes some creative differences stemmed while filming Hum Tum Aur Ghost, but we never had a fall out.
We lost touch for a while after the release of the film.”
So who extended the olive branch first? “It was organic. I had this great script and I thought he suited the role perfectly. Arshad said yes. He plays a negative role in the film.”
Arshad didn’t revert to our call.
By Subhash K. Jha, December 30, 2010 – 11:22 IST
Nikhil Advani had a major dispute with the rest of his team over the content of the first trailer of Patiala House. The dispute caused a critical delay in getting the trailer ready to be attached to Tees Maar Khan (TMK), as per plan. Consequently, the trailer couldn’t make it to all the theatres in Mumbai.
When Nikhil Advani visited a suburban theatre to watch TMK on Friday, it wasn’t only because he wanted to check out his own film’s hero’s latest offering. Nikhil wanted to see the first trailer of his own film Patiala House that was attached to TMK.
To his shock the trailer of Patiala House was missing from the film since it couldn’t be attached in time to all the prints of TMK.
Laughs Nikhil joylessly, “All the prints of the trailers for the Dolby theatres couldn’t be ready in time. So only about 70 percent of the Dolby theatres could show the trailer of Patiala House with Tees Maar Khan. Unfortunately, I landed up in one of the theatres that didn’t have my trailer attached to the film. Can you imagine? The world saw it. I couldn’t.”
Was it a last-minute decision to peg the Patiala House trailer to TMK?
Explains Nikhil, “No no. We had decided long ago to attach our first trailer to Tees Maar Khan. Akshay is a co-producer on both projects. Since Patiala is not a comedy we decided we’d wait for the release of TMK before starting the campaign.”
Then Nikhil blurts out, “All the Dolby prints of the trailer couldn’t be More >
By Joginder Tuteja, December 16, 2010 – 10:09 IST
This has to be the biggest development of the year as 2010 comes to a close. No one could see it coming but the fact is that Shah Rukh Khan has been signed by Sajid Nadiadwala for the screen adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s ‘Two States‘. The film would be directed by Vishal Bhardwaj which is again a first.
Says our source who broke the news, “This announcement is going to shock quite a few. All this while one had been hearing about Saif Ali Khan to act in ‘Two States‘ adaptation which was to be directed by Siddharth Anand. Sajid Nadiadwala had the rights and while there was an announcement in this regard a few weeks back, there was some road block as the screenplay was taking some time to shape up.”
However, this sudden development means that the film has now taken an entirely new dimension. While Saif and Siddharth (who had earlier collaborated on Salaam Namaste and Ta Ra Rum Pum) are no more associated with the project, a long standing wait of watching Shah Rukh Khan in a Vishal Bhardwaj film is also over.
“That’s right”, continues our source, “For a long time Shah Rukh Khan and Vishal Bhardwaj wanted to work with each other. In fact there were also rumours of how both of them were upset with each other during one of the films that they wanted to make earlier. There were some creative differences pertaining to the script and both had to part ways as they couldn’t converge at a common More >
Having had creative differences with debutant director Abhinav Deo over Delhi Belly, producer Aamir Khan has now decided to edit the film by himself
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; November 26, 2010)
On February 8 this year, Mumbai Mirror reported that Ramesh Deo’s son Abhinav’s directorial debut Delhi Belly, produced by Aamir Khan Productions, is not going to see the light of day till October 2010 because Aamir and Abhinav were having too many creative differences with each other over the film.
And sure enough, Delhi Belly has still not hit the theatres.
But Aamir has now taken it upon himself to finish the pending work. The latest on the film is that Aamir is now editing the film all by himself. Visit his Khar office and you will see the actor, with a bandana wrapped around his head, pacing up and down, while taking breaks from editing the film. And apparently, Aamir has decided to finish the edit singlehandedly.
Says a source close to the film, “Abhinay will be brought into the picture but only after Aamir completes the entire editing. Abhinav will then be asked for his inputs. Alternatively, if Abhinav chooses to re-edit the film, he will be allowed to do so at that stage.”
Of course, whether or not Abhinav will use his expertise to re-edit the film after Aamir has worked on it is a decision we leave entirely to him. Unfortunately, both Abhinav and Aamir remained unavailable for comment.
Looking back, this is not the first time that Aamir More >
August 30 turned out to be unlucky for A Wednesday director Neeraj Pandey, when creative differences with The Stoneman Murders director Manish Gupta, got out of hand
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; September 01, 2010)
After A Wednesday, Neeraj Pandey joined hands with Sheetal Bhatia and turned producer, but despite the film’s success, Neeraj’s journey so far has not been all that smooth. On Monday evening, Neeraj had a big altercation with The Stoneman Murders director Manish Gupta, who he had signed to direct one of his early ventures.
The argument that later snowballed into an ugly fight, took place in Neeraj’s office in Andheri. Says a source, “Neeraj and Manish started off on the same page but soon developed creative differences, which kept increasing with every passing day. The arguments reached an ugly climax in Neeraj’s office on Monday.”A still from The Stoneman Murders (L) Manish Gupta A still from A Wednesday (L) Neeraj Pandey
The story goes that Neeraj signed Manish for a fast-paced thriller about three months ago. Reminiscing what happened after that, Manish says, “Neeraj started interfering in the script. Initially, I didn’t mind it. But his interference increased so much that I lost my identity.
I became so confused that I could hardly concentrate on it any longer. On Monday, when I told him that I would like to do it my way, he said ‘Tum bade badtameez insaan ho. And you dare not address me as More >