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Cinema Capital Group teamed with Original Entertainment to acquire the rights to the 2014 release from Millennium Films, based on the book by S. J. Watson. It’s part of a five-picture deal Original partners Daljit Parmar and Hunt Lowry have with Millennium that includes “Rambo” and “The Expendables.”
Production is set to start in September.
“Vipul is an extremely talented director and we are excited to be producing this remake with Sunshine Pictures, »
- Shalini Dore
Indian cinema superstar Akshay Kumar is a happy man these days. Riding high on the box-office success of his recent blockbuster film Gabbar is Back, the enigmatic Akshay recently shared an amazing piece of trivia about his illustrious film career.
The megastar recalled having worked in a high percentage of films in which he shared screen-space with a number of Bollywood legends. Oddly enough, the only exception to the rule was his father-in-law and yesteryear superstar, Rajesh Khanna.
Over the years, Akshay has worked with Bollywood legends like Manoj Kumar, Rishi Kapoor, Amitabh Bachchan, Raakhee and Tanuja. While the actor co-starred with Manoj Kumar in the 1995 thriller Maidan-e-Jung, which also featured Dharmendra, he has also worked with Shatrughan Sinha in the classic Aan-Men at Work, Feroz Khan in Welcome and Rishi Kapoor in Namastey London and Housefull 2. In addition, Akshay has also shared screen time with the legendary Amitabh Bachchan in Ek Rishta, »
- Press Releases
After directing Akshay Kumar in over five films like Aankhen, Waqt among others, Vipul Shah will yet again don the director's hat for the sequel to the popular film Namastey London (which was also directed by him), titled Namastey England. A sequel was always on the cards, however, there were many speculations around it. But, now it is confirmed that Namastey England will have Akshay Kumar producing it as well as playing the lead. Though the makers are planning to keep the details of the film under wraps, it is being said that the second installment will be a completely new love story with a twist. Moreover, the female lead too will have a performance based role. While the prequel had Katrina Kaif playing the lead, the leading lady for this one is yet to be finalized. From what we hear, this film is inspired by a true love story »
- Bollywood Hungama News Network
While Akshay Kumar has been replaced in the sequel by John Abraham (the same actor- colleague replaced Akshay in Phir Hera Pheri), Aankhen 2 would be directed by Anees Bazmee, Akshay's Singh Is King director. Incidentally, Singh Is King was produced by Vipul Shah.
With a chunk of the core team out, Aankhen 2 has gone for a complete change of profile. Akshay Kumar has been replaced by John Abraham and Anil Kapoor has been roped in to do a specially written character. It must be remembered that all the protagonists in Aankhen were blind. Anil would play a character that can see.
Confirms Anees, "Yes, we've specially written in a new character for Anil to play. While John and two other heroes would play blind, »
4 items from 2015
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