The friends quash rumours of a fallout by planning to launch half a dozen projects over the next ten months, under their banner Excel Entertainment
Vickey Lalwani (MUMBAI MIRROR; March 20, 2012)
Contrary to reports that have been doing the rounds for a while now, we can tell you that all is indeed well between Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Siddhwani. Proof: the duo’s production house Excel Entertainment is putting out not one but six films on floors in the next ten months. And if rumours are to be believed, the both of them are also putting their money where their mouth is: apparently, a whopping Rs 300 crore is being invested in these films.
When contacted Ritesh confirmed the story.
The six projects are: One, Zoya Akhtar’s next after Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara that would go on floors by end December 2012 with Zoya working on the script that would be ready in the next four months. Two, Excel is almost done with the the Aamir Khan-Kareena Kapoor-Rani Mukerji starrer Talaash with Reema Kagti already planning her next film, jointly written by her and Zoya. Three, Farhan’s next after Don 2 that would go on floors in early 2013 where he plans to translate the idea he has in mind into a script during breaks from the shoot of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag. Four, Rock On 2 whose script Abhishek Kapoor has completed and has started working on it’s screenplay along with Pubali who wrote Rock On!! Five, a story given by Abhinay Deo of Delhi Belly fame to Farhan and Ritesh which they have approved. Apparently, this film, which is about two buddies, will have two stars in the lead. Six, a script by a new writer-director which has been approved however Farhan and Ritesh are keeping the new guy under wraps and plan to make an official announcement soon.
The source told Mirror, “Farhan and Ritesh are very much on the same page. The Excel Entertainment office at Khar is buzzing with activity. Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara and Don 2 have both done well. Farhan and Ritesh are very excited about their next film Talaash as well.”