18 items from 2014
Hrithik Roshan has said that he is glad that director Karan Malhotra has roped in Salman Khan for the lead role in the much-talked about film Shuddhi. The 40 year old actor was initially cast for the male lead in the Dharma Production film but various delays and date issues resulted in negotiations collapsing. Kareena Kapoor was also taken on for the female lead; who then walked out from the project due to the delays.
Speaking about this, Hrithik had this to say to the Indian media. “I’m not disappointed that the film did not work out. It was a decision that the director (Karan Malhotra) made.He couldn’t wait for the extra months I had to give to the filming of Bang Bang, and wanted to move on with another actor. And I said a dignified yes. I understand what it is like to be in limbo and »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
London — Top Bollywood actor, Akshay Kumar will headline “Brothers”, the Hindi-language remake of Gavin O’Connor’s 2011 contact sports drama “Warrior” that starred Nick Nolte, Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton.
The film was previously announced as a co-production between Lionsgate and Endemol India, itself a 51:49 joint venture between Endemol Bv and The Chernin Group’s CA Media, to be produced under the banner Eyedentity Motion Pictures, Endemol India’s film arm.
Dharma is headed by Karan Johar, writer, co-producer and director of Shah Rukh Khan vehicle “My Name is Khan”, and who is also a judge on “Jhalak Dikhhla Jaa”, the Indian version of the “Strictly Come Dancing” format, and popular chat show “Koffee with Karan”.
Johar makes his acting »
- Naman Ramachandran
A while back, it was reported that the 2011 Hollywood film Warrior featuring Tom Hardy, Sean McAnallen, Joel Edgerton, Jennifer Morrison, Frank Grillo and Nick Nolte would soon be remade in Bollywood. The said remake would feature Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jackie Shroff and Jacqueline Fernandez.
Now we hear that the film has since been renamed to Brothers. Tweeting about the same, Karan Johar, whose Dharma Production will be co-producing the film with Lionsgate and Endemol India, posted, "Dharma Productions, Lionsgate, Endemol India present 'Brothers' directed by Karan Malhotra and starring Akshay Kumar, Sidharth Malhotra, Jacqueline Fernandez and Jackie Shroff. Releasing Oct 2nd, 2015."
The original film directed by Gavin O'Connor show the story of two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former Ufc fighter-turned-schoolteacher, »
A while back the media was abuzz with rumours that Salman Khan had been approached for Karan Johar's production Shhuddhi. The rumours that surfaced after Hrithik Roshan opted out of the film have finally been confirmed. It is learnt that Salman will be featured as the main lead in the film directed by Karan Malhotra. Earlier after Hrithik's exit from the film, reports stated that the said role had even been offered to Ranveer Singh and even Aamir Khan. KJo's ambitious film Shhuddhi that has been in the pipeline for a while now, is set to go on floor once Salman is done with his other projects. Confirming the development Karan Johar posted on twitter saying, "#Shhuddhi will star Salman Khan and will release Diwali 2016.....@shhuddhimovie". Salman is currently busy promoting Kick that is slated to release this Eid. After this, he will be starring in Sooraj Barjatya's film Prem Ratan Dhan Payo, »
Its common knowledge by now that Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra will soon be seen essaying the roles of Tom Hardy and Joel Edgerton respectively in the remake of the 2011 film Warrior. Now we hear that Jackie Shroff has been roped in to essay the role of the sibling's alcoholic father, originally played by Nick Nolte for which the actor even won an Oscar. The film revolves around two brothers who meet each other in the boxing ring, and will be directed by Karan Malhotra. Confirming the news, Jackie Shroff says that he is pretty excited about the film and will commence shooting for the same from September onwards. However Jackie's role will be tweaked to suit the Indian audience. In the original directed by Gavin O'Connor, the story follows two brothers, one a former Marine and the other a former Ufc fighter-turned-schoolteacher, on opposite ends of a three-way family »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Karan Johar’s Shuddhi seems to have been jinxed from the beginning. After Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan were finalized as the lead couple, the actor of Krrish had to quit the project due to health issues. Soon afterwards, the actress also abandoned the film; rumours say she had some differences with the filmmakers.
Since the walk out happened, rumours spread and nearly every big name in Bollywood has been associated to the film, while it was also reported that the project was going to be shelved.
Speculations increased when it was reported that Deepika Padukone and Ranveer Singh had been approached and were to replace Kareena and Hrithik. But once again rumours did not come true and the Ram-Leela couple opted to do Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s Bajirao Mastani.
The attention of the media for the project has been so intense that even Karan Johar felt amused. “Both »
- Núria Bonals Hidalgo
R. Madhavan turned 44 on Sunday with a small dinner with selected friends. No cake and candles as his son couldn't be with him. Madhavan has been stationed in Los Angeles for the last 6 months preparing for his next film. Boxing films are the flavour of the season. While Priyanka Chopra gets ready to wow critics and masses alike with her Mary Kom act in director Omang Kumar's bio-pic, Akshay Kumar and Sidharth Malhotra will play pugilistic siblings in Karan Malhotra's adaptation of the Hollywood film Warriors. Bollywood's newly-found affinity to boxing doesn't end there. The Tamil-Hindi star, in hiding for the last six months, is all set to play a boxer in a Hindi-Tamil bi-lingual on a boxer's life called Laal to be directed a Mani Ratnam's erstwhile assistant Sudha Kongara. The story is apparently partially inspired by Mohammad Ali's life . Says a source close to the project, »
- Subhash K. Jha
Reports that Karan Johar, the long-standing Shah Rukh Khan loyalist has signed Shah Rukh Khan's bete noire and arch-rival Salman Khan to star in Shuddhi, a film that Karan Johar's Dharma Productions has been trying to put together for the last one year, are premature if not entirely false. According to informed sources Agneepath director Karan Malhotra has, for now, moved on to another project. Malhotra will be directing the Hindi version of Gavin O'Conner's 2011 boxing drama Warrior which starred Tom Hardy and Edward Edgerton as two brothers at loggerheads. The original film's producers Lionsgate will partner With Endemol India for this project. While Sidharth Malhotra will play Tom Hardy's role, Akshay Kumar has been roped in to play Edward Edgerton's character of a cornered ex-pugilist who must return to the ring one more time. Says the source, "Since the two heroes are required to practice mixed »
- Subhash K. Jha
Bollywood is a buzz with the news that two of the industry’s most popular film personalities, superstar actor-producer Akshay Kumar and revered producer-director Karan Johar are to join forces for the production of the film, Warrior. The film will feature Akshay alongside rising star Sidharth Malhotra and is tipped to be directed by Karan Malhotra, who previously directed the blockbuster Agneepath.
Karan and Akshay previously shared screen space when Akshay made an appearance on Karan’s show ‘Koffee With Karan’ where he entertained viewers by turning the tables on his host when he asked Karan to answer a series of witty questions. The pair’s eagerly awaited collaboration on Warrior marks a truly exciting time for the Bollywood industry’s continuing ascent in global cinema.
- Stacey Yount
Just yesterday there was news that Deepika Padukone had been roped in to play the female lead in Karan Johar's film Shuddhi. Now we hear that Hrithik Roshan, who was earlier to play the lead actor, will be replaced by Ranveer Singh.
Apparently both, producer Karan Johar and director Karan Malhotra, will be meeting Ranveer to discuss the finer details of the role in the film. However, this meeting is expected to happen once Ranveer, who is currently shooting for Shaad Ali's next in Delhi, is back in the city.
While sources close to the project have confirmed this development, an official announcement of the same is awaited. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
When asked whether he has finalised Deepika and Ranveer for "Shuddhi", Karan said: "No."
- Smith Cox
The filmmaker took to Twitter to announce the news.
"'Shuddhi' will release on Friday the 25th of December, 2015... the lead cast will be announced shortly," Karan posted on the microblogging website Wednesday.
The film was initially supposed to star Hrithik along with Kareena Kapoor.
- Ketali Mehta
Deepika Padukone has stated that she would sign up for Karan Johar’s much talked about project Shuddhi if she was approached for the female lead. Shuddhi initially had Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor Khan signed up for the roles. However, Hrithik has been forced to opt out due to illness and it is not clear whether Kareena will still be a part of the film. Speaking during a promotional event for Hewlett Packard, Deepika mentioned the following to the Indian press regarding the film. “I haven’t been approached for the film yet. I don’t know if they (makers) know what is happening with the film. At the point when Hrithik was doing it I would have definitely be interested in doing it. Now that he is not doing it, I don’t know what is happening with the project.”
Asked whether or not she would star in »
- Bodrul Chaudhury
Hrithik’s official statement said, “Karan Malhotra and I have decided to unite in the most ambitious way post Shuddhi. For now, I cannot allow a vision like Shuddhi to stagnate any further. I had the finest experience as an actor can have working with Karan M in Agneepath and I’m sure both my dear Karans (Johar and Malhotra) are going to go beyond with this one! Shuddhi remains a part of me in spirit and I’m sure it will be a landmark in our cinema. I wish them all the best!”
Hrithik is currently shooting Bang Bang with Katrina Kaif. »
- Chaitali Hatiskar
Shuddhi, directed by Karan Malhotra, was one of the most ambitious projects of Dharma Productions and was one of the most awaited films since it starred Hrithik and Kareena together after almost a decade. However, owing to Hrithik's health issues, the film shooting schedule was postponed. While recently Kareena hinted on opting out of the film, it is now Hrithik Roshan who has decided to quit the film. Talking about his exit, the actor released a statement recently saying, "Karan Malhotra and I have decided to unite in the most ambitious way post Shuddhi. For now I cannot allow a vision like Shuddhi to stagnate any further. I had the finest experience as an actor while working with Karan Malhotra in Agneepath and I'm sure both my dear Karans are going to go beyond with this one! Shuddhi remains a part of me in spirit & am sure it will be a landmark in our cinema. »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
Hrithik Roshan has finally put paid to all buzz surrounding the casting saga of Shuddhia Press statement issued by the Agneepath actor to the scribe-tribe, affirms that the actor has finally opted out of Karan Johar's Shuddhi, a period romantic flick centred around re-incarnation. The Karan Malhotra-helmed movie would have brought together reported former flames Hrithik Roshan and Kareena Kapoor. And most cine-buffs, who must have rubbed their hands at this casting »
"Karan Malhotra and I have decided to unite in the most ambitious way post 'Shuddhi'. For now, I cannot allow a vision like 'Shuddhi' to stagnate any further," the 40-year-old said in an official statement.
It's is believed that he has quit the film for health reasons.. »
- Lohit Reddy
At an event for a tea brand, when Kareena was asked about doing the film when it goes on the floors, she said: "I will decide whether to do it. It will depend on my mood at that time."
The film got postponed following Hrithik's health issues. The actor had to undergo brain surgery following a blood clot.
- Shiva Prakash
18 items from 2014
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