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Saif Ali Khan to Star in Bollywood Remake of ‘Before I Go to Sleep’

23 July 2015 11:58 AM, PDT | Variety - Film News | See recent Variety - Film News news »

Saif Ali Khan is to star in an official remake of Nicole Kidman/Colin Firth starrer “Before I Go to Sleep,” directed by Vipul Amrutlal Shah (“Aankhen”).

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.

Khan is among the top Bollywood actors, starring in such hits as “Kal ho naa ho” and “Parineeta” as well as 2014’s “Happy Endings.”

“We are delighted to continue our collaboration with Original Entertainment in adapting the best of Hollywood content for the Indian film audiences,” said Cinema Capital Group’s Samir Gupta.

“Vipul is an extremely talented director and we are excited to be producing this remake with Sunshine Pictures, »

- Shalini Dore

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Akshay Kumar cherishes working with Bollywood legends

19 June 2015 2:33 AM, PDT | Bollyspice | See recent Bollyspice news »

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, »

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Vipul Shah to direct Namastey England starring Akshay Kumar

14 June 2015 5:57 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

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

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Anil Kapoor John Abraham on board for Aankhen 2

14 May 2015 3:30 AM, PDT | BollywoodHungama | See recent BollywoodHungama news »

After Hera Pheri, Akshay Kumar has dropped out of another franchise. He won't be seen in the second instalment of the 2002 crime caper Aankhen. Neither would the original director Vipul Shah.

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, »

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