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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.”
On his birthday, Sajid Nadiadwala talks about how he’s ‘kicked’ about donning the director’s hat
MUMBAI MIRROR (February 18, 2013)
It’s your birthday today, what plans have you made? I don’t know if my family and staff have planned a surprise for me. I may be made to cut two kinds of cakes by my family and staff. But it is going to be work as usual.
No intentions of taking an off? There are 52 Sundays in a year and then there are the festival holidays. That leaves us with only over 100 days and what better way to celebrate a birthday than work on that day. Work is worship for me. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that for the first time I am working on three films simultaneously. There’s 2 States with Arjun Kapoor and Alia Bhatt being shot currently, Highway with Imitiaz Ali, Randeep Hooda and Alia Bhatt and a film with Tiger (Jackie Shroff’s son) is expected to hit the floors too.
Then there’s Kick with Salman Khan that marks your debut as a director… Yes and I plan to begin shooting in July.
What triggered your decision to take up direction? Ask Salman (laughs)! I remember tossing a few names while discussing Kick and Salman just said, “You should do it.” I took only a few seconds to say yes. I have always wanted to give direction a go and Salman felt that this was the right time. In all my films I have worked as an assistant director and let me tell you that though I had joined as an assistant in production, I took more interest in direction.
You still More >
Aakanksha Naval-Shetye (DNA; February 17, 2013)
Things had reportedly soured between once good friends Sajid Nadiadwala and Farah Khan after her husband Shirish Kunder was dropped/opted-out from Nadiadwala’s production Kick. Following the release of Shirish’s Joker, Sajid had announced that he and not Shirish will be helming the Salman Khan-starrer. While the film marks Sajid’s directorial debut, it created bad blood between the rakhi brother and sister. However, all the bitterness between the two families seems to be a thing of the past. Recently, when Farah celebrated the fifth birthday of her triplets — Czar, Diva and Anya — at her mother’s house in Juhu, present at the kiddie bash was Sajid’s son Sufiyan. And by the looks of it, the professional differences didn’t matter when it came to personal equations. “There has never been any issue between Farah and us in the first place. She is one of the sweetest people I know and we have always been in constant touch. In fact, we keep bumping into each other quite often and we are always chatting and gossiping,” shares Wardha dismissing talks of there being any fall-out between them.
Mehul S Thakkar (BOMBAY TIMES; January 29, 2013)
Salman’s film slate for 2013 is now final. The actor has decided on the films he will shoot in 2013.
With Aneez Bazmee’s sequel to No Entry getting pushed to 2014 and even Sooraj Barjatya’s film getting postponed, Salman has now decided to take up a Tips film to be produced by Ramesh Taurani. Prabhud Dheva, who previously made the super-hit Wanted with Salman, will direct the film.
When contacted, Ramesh Taurani confirmed the news and said: “Yes, we are starting a film starring Salman Khan by end of this year.”
Post Mental, which is supposed to go on floors any day now, Salman will shift focus to Sajid Nadaidwala’s Kick, which is expected to roll in August. A source close to Salman told Mirror: “Salman is all set to put his full concentration on Sohail Khan’s Mental and before getting started with it, he wanted to finalise his itinerary for 2013.”
Prabhu Dheva who is busy completing Ramaiya Vastavaiya will soon start working on a film with Ajay Devgn and the Salman-starrer is next in line.
“Ramesh and Prabhu Dheva met Salman sometime back and had a long discussion about the film. They told him that they will shoot the film according to his convenience. It came as a pleasant surprise when Salman said that he had free dates in October this year,” the source added.
Salman’s 2013 calendar reads: Sohail Khan’s Mental, Sajid Nadiadwala’s Kick, Prabhu Dheva’s next.
Randeep Hooda talks about a change in fortunes and how he is finally getting his due
Jayoti Soor (DNA; January 28, 2013)
Few actors get a chance to prove themselves after being in Bollywood for a decade. Randeep Hooda who is shooting for Karan Johar’s Ungli is happy with the turn-around in his life. Sharing how his own attitude to work has changed how people perceived him in the industry, he spills the beans about what it takes for an outsider to make his mark.
“Since my debut I did 10 movies in 10 years. And all of a sudden I have done eight movies in the last one-and-half years,” Randeep shares. On being asked what has made this possible, he quips, “My own attitude to work has changed. I have started saying yes a lot more than no as I realise that there is no point in running after an illusionary idea of perfection. But, now I might have to revert to saying no once again as I am flooded with more offers than I can handle.”
Randeep who is looking forward to the release of Murder 3 where he will be playing the role of a wildlife photographer says that the movie is more plot driven rather than character driven. “This will be my eighth film with a first time director, but Vishesh Bhatt surprised me with his maturity,” he says and confesses that the shoot in South Africa with the wild animals was fun and they spent a lot of time teasing each other.
Sharing one of the jokes, he says, “Sara Loren, my co-star was a source of constant entertainment for the crew. One day I pulled More >
Priya Gupta (BOMBAY TIMES; January 13, 2012)
Bombay Times has learnt from sources that Sajid Nadiadwala has roped in Randeep Hooda along with long standing friend and superstar Salman Khan for his debut directorial venture Kick. The Dabbang Khan will soon start shooting for his brother Sohail’s film after which he will start Kick in August. The lead actress is likely to be the Cocktail diva Deepika Padukone if her dates are managed, as she is currently shooting Rohit Shetty’s Chennai Express and Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Ram Leela. She is in the running for both Sajid’s Kick and Imtiaz Ali’s next directorial venture with Ranbir Kapoor, that will start after he completes Highway.
Salman and Deepika are a pair that we look forward to see.