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MUMBAI MIRROR (June 18, 2013)
Sajid Nadiadwala will start filming his upcoming Salman Khan-starrer Kick in London.
The movie will go on floors by the end of this year and also stars Randeep Hooda along with Jacqueline Fernandez. A source told Mirror: “Everything has been planned for the first schedule. An intensive recce has already been done and London will be the first location where shooting will commence by the end of this year.” Currently, Salman Khan is shooting for his brother’s film in the city.
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; June 10, 2013)
Looks like Salman Khan’s next film Kick has received a shot in the arm. Sources close to the project say upon the star’s insistence, the film will now go on the floors next month itself instead of the initial schedule of October or November.
The film, to be helmed by first-time director Sajid Nadiadwala, will begin its first schedule from July 24 onwards. And incidentally, Randeep Hooda has been roped in for a plum role in the film.
A source says, “Kick was supposed to start towards the end of the year. However, a few days ago Salman called Sajid and told him that the film would now go on the floors in July instead and even allotted him dates.” Insiders also add that the British government will be extending special privileges to the cast and crew in terms of shoot locations and others.
The source states, “Some major action sequences are being planned on the streets of London for which action directors will be flown in from LA. Some streets in the city are expected to shut down for the shoot. London’s mayor Boris Johnson met Sajid recently and extended his full co-operation.” Nadiadwala confirms the buzz and states, “I am looking forward to the schedule in July. And yes, Randeep is part of the project.”
Hiren Kotwani (BOMBAY TIMES; May 30, 2013)
Sohail Khan’s Mental, starring his superstar brother Salman Khan, is being scheduled for the Republic Day weekend release. According to a close friend of the Khan-daan, “While Salman and Sohail were initially contemplating releasing their film mid-January, they’re now planning to come out with it on January 24. Previously, they were doubtful about this date as Republic Day falls on a Sunday.”
Our source further added that while discussing release dates, Sohail was asked about Salman missing from this year’s Eid while returning to his lucky festive slot next year with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick. “Sohail smiled and remarked, ‘whenever Salman bhai’s film releases, it’s like Eid’,” recalls our informer, adding that the Khans are upbeat about Salman’s string of superhits.
Shaheen Parkar (MID-DAY; May 28, 2013)
The casting of Jacqueline Fernandez opposite Salman Khan in Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick just got more curious.
For the Sri Lankan it may be her big ticket to stardom, but B-Town tongues have been wagging about the reason behind the choice. The filmmaker seems to have been sort of inspired by the age-old adage — the enemy of my enemy is my friend! Sources state that this move is yet again missive directed to his rakhi sister Farah Khan and her hubby Shrish Kunder as well as her brother Sajid Khan. Kick, which is a remake of a South flick, was announced with Kunder as director. But later Nadiadwala decided to make it his directorial debut.
Says a source, “There is more than meets the eye in Nadiadwala’s decision to cast Jacqueline in his film. There has been speculation about Farah, Shirish and Sajid not exactly being on the same page for a while with Nadiadwala. Add to this the buzz about Sajid and Jacqueline parting ways. Nadiadwala suddenly felt Jacqueline was the best bet for his film even though names like Deepika Padukone and Priyanka Chopra were being tossed around for the role.” Adds the source, “ This is yet another instance of Nadiadwala hitting back at Farah and Sajid when things are down for them.”
A few days after the release of Himmatwala, Nadiadwala announced that Sajid Khan would not direct the third outing of Housefull even though he had decided not to much earlier.
Farah had taken to her microblogging site to More >
BOMBAY TIMES (May 27, 2013)
In what is the most strategic career move for her, the athletic and attractive Jacqueline Fernandez has bagged one of the most coveted films of the year. Sources say that on July 24 she will start shooting with Salman Khan for Kick that is being produced and directed by Sajid Nadiadwala. For the last few months, the question on top of everyone’s mind was — who would be the lucky leading lady to sign Kick? Now, of course, the cat is out of the bag. Jackie, who is currently single, post her split from filmmaker Sajid Khan, has plans to concentrate bigtime on her career. And what better way than to start a film with today’s numero uno star, Salman.
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; May 27, 2013)
Deepika Padukone’s dream run with big banner films may have received a little jolt. The actress, who was a frontrunner for Salman Khan’s Kick has been replaced by Jacqueline Fernandez.
Deepika who began her Bollywood journey with Shah Rukh Khan in Farah Khan’s super hit Om Shanti Om in 2007 has not worked with Salman yet. And she has been making it amply evident that she is more than keen to be a part of Sajid Nadiadwala’s directorial debut. However, what clinched the deal for Jacqueline was her ‘impressive’ performance in Race 2. “Also, Nadiadwala wanted someone who could give four-five months to the project at a stretch,” said a source. Jacqueline signed the film on Saturday evening. Nadiadwala confirmed that Jacqueline has come on board as More >
Upala KBR (DNA; May 25, 2013)
The cat is out of the bag. Salman Khan is reuniting with his favourite director Sooraj Barjatya. The director is presently out doing a recce and wants to begin shooting by the end of the year, or early next year. Before that he will shoot for his producer-director buddy Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, which goes on floors this July. Sooraj’s film was not planned but when the director approached him, Salman decided to give him dates, making way for it into his overbooked dairy. He went out of his way to accommodate Sooraj’s film. It is learnt that Salman even called Boney Kapoor and requested him to postpone his film No Entry 2 till he finishes the Rajshri Productions’ film, even though he was committed to start it.
Boney confirms that he isn’t starting the film anytime soon but is reluctant to divulge much. He adds, “Talks are on with Salman as far as dates are concerned but I can’t reveal the details.”
The actor shares a special connection with Sooraj. Sooraj made his directorial debut with Maine Pyar Kiya (1989) starring Salman which was a huge box office hit and launched both his and Salman’s careers. He teamed up with Salman again for Hum Aapke Hain Koun (1994) which became one of the highest grossers. The last time they came together was for Hum Saath Saath Hain (1999). While the Barjatya’s are known for their family-oriented films, Salman who has also been part of a large family, believes in such films. Salman never smokes or drinks onscreen More >
Arbaaz Khan to direct another film for now. No, it won’t star Salman Khan
Upala KBR (DNA; May 24, 2013)
Arbaaz Khan may have turned director by default but he has warmed up to the idea of staying behind the camera. After the success of his debut film, he wants to direct again. But why not Dabangg which is such a huge franchise? Says Arbaaz, “Exactly that’s why. It is difficult to do a film with the same actors over and over again. No one else can play Chulbul Pandey but Salman Khan. His father Vinod Khanna and his wife Sonakshi Sinha also cannot change. In other films, the actors change, the characters change, so there is an element of freshness. With Dabangg because the actors don’t change, we will have to now think really hard about how to take it forward. So we need to take time, step away and then revisit.”
He further adds, “Also, now Salman will be busy with Sohail’s (Khan) Mental and Sajid’s (Nadiadwala) Kick. I want to direct Dabangg 3 but I am planning to start a couple of films before that, as Salman’s dates won’t be available for the next two-three years. We will start Dabangg 3 when he is ready.”
Arbaaz has two films lined up for his production house, “I have Arbaaz Khan Production, to run. I will be doing two films — one as a producer and another as a director. The one I will be producing is a fun entertainer and has an interesting bunch of characters. The casting is happening now. I would like to start shooting that early next year. The one I direct can be More >
Nadiadwala, who turns director with Kick, is forming a team with formidable credentials to help him sail through
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; April 16, 2013)
Jaideep Sen (right), who assisted Raj Kanwar in films including Jeet, Jaan, Judaai and Har Dil Jo Pyaar Karega, will now assist the man who produced these movies – Sajid Nadiadwala (left) – in his directorial debut, Kick.
This comes as a surprising move from Sen, who has already directed Krazzy 4 (2008) and is currently first assistant director to Rakesh Roshan in Krrish 3.The question that popped up was this: Why would an established director want to go back to being an assistant to a debutant director? Jaideep said: “Being a part of Kick is my privilege. Sajid is a role model and I was happy when he said yes to my request.” Nadiadwala, on his part confirmed, saying: “There are other people who have done short films in the past, who will also be assisting me.”
Apparently, the producer-director is busy building the right team for his first film as director, and has also cherry picked talented short film directors to help him in his endeavour.
A source close to the development said: “Sajid has been a hands-on producer for so many years, and is completely in control of the project in that role. However, as a director, it’s a completely different ball game. Sajid has never directed any film in the past and Jaideep will be the main person calling the shots.” A source close to Sen added: “Jaideep has been briefed More >
Rejects the first draft of his film put together by the author, says it is not commercial enough
Mehul S Thakkar (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 14, 2013)
Chetan Bhagat is never at a loss for words. But for once, the voluble author and purveyor of all things controversial, was stumped by a man of few, but very effective words. Bhagat, who is trying his hand at screenwriting with Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, has been hard at work, to put together a script that would win Sallu’s approval.
“It is an honour and I am anxious as well…” the author had admitted to this newspaper earlier, about his Bollywood challenge. Though both his books have had successful film adaptations, this time Chetan was starting from scratch. “It is Salman Khan, it is as big as it gets,” he had said, with a gleam in his eyes.
Unfortunately for the irrepressible author, it is Salman who has taken the wind out of his sail. A source told Mumbai Mirror, “Chetan, after putting together the first draft of the script went to meet Salman along with Sajid. The whole idea was to appraise Salman about the progress on the script. Salman read it as both Chetan and Sajid sat before him anxiously.” Sallu flipped the pages one by one and the more he read, the more it was evident that he was far from pleased with the script. Added the source, “After a while, he kept the script aside and told Chetan very politely, that he has failed to capture the essence of the film which is being adapted from a Telugu hit. ‘Make it more More >
Kunal M Shah (MID-DAY; February 23, 2013)
It appears that Bhushan Kumar has his priorities set. He has locked the music deal of Salman Khan’s two forthcoming films and credits their close friendship for it.
Kumar says, “We have got the music rights of Salman Khan’s home production Mental and Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick. Right from Tere Naam, we have believed in getting all the music rights of his projects.” On their closeness, the producer states, “He has complete faith in us when it comes to promoting and marketing his films. In fact I bought the rights of Dabangg 2 three months before the film went on the floors.” According to Kumar, the two never discuss money. “He tells me he is expecting an X amount and than leaves it to us. I always make sure that both of us are happy with the deal. Our friendship spans many years.”