Mumbai: After co-directing National Award-winning film ‘Chillar Party’, Nitesh Tiwari will direct ‘Bhoothnath’ sequel and says he cannot think about the project without Amitabh Bachchan and is waiting for the megastar’s dates to start the film.
The original, directed by Vivek Sharma, starred Amitabh in the title role of a ghost who befriends a child called Banku (Aman Siddiqui). Shah Rukh Khan and Juhi Chawla were also in the cast as naughty Banku’s parents.
It was released in 2008 and four years later Tiwari is set to direct the sequel to the movie.
Here’s my latest update from my blog. Again, my humble request that you comment on it (in the blog).
I’ll give the first few paragraphs.
That Sam Mendes has proved himself as a quality filmmaker is in absolutely no doubt. With titles like Road to Perdition and the Academy Award-winning American Beauty, he has carved himself a solid brand recognition without being splashily famous like Christopher Nolan or James Cameron. So when he was announced as the director of the (then untitled) Bond project, everyone was up in the air. An Academy Award winner would definitely turn around the franchise after the faltering step that was Quantum of Solace. Right? Continue reading
Posted on November 8, 2012
AJAY DEVGAN WINS, YET LOSES, THE CCI BATTLE
Ajay Devgan has succeeded in getting an enquiry instituted against Yash Raj Films in the Jab Tak Hai Jaan versus Son Of Sardaar case but his attempt to get relief for his own film failed.
Here’s what Ajay’s lawyers have to say:
“The Competition Appellate Tribunal has seen merit in our case and has issued notice for enquiring into the anti competitive activities of YRF about the tie-in arrangement to block our movie Son Of Sardaar on the day of Diwali. While looking at YRF’s own damning statement that only 821 theatres which have already executed agreement with YRF for showing Jab Tak Hai Jaan on the Diwali day, had a so-called tie-in arrangement in comparison to 1,407 single-screens for Ek Tha Tiger, the Competition Appellate Tribunal did not provide an interim relief. This leaves the balance screens which have not executed agreements with YRF to show Jab Tak Hai Jaan till date, to be free to exhibit Son Of Sardaar without any tie-in arrangement of YRF. This would include 586 single-screens which had earlier shown Ek Tha Tiger. Accordingly, we would now be approaching all theatres which have not executed any agreement for showing Jab Tak Hai Jaan for exhibiting our movie. However, if the above facts are found to be false, which would be proven through evidence after the release of the movie, we would not only continue to fight against YRF’s anti-competitive activities on our own behalf but also on behalf of the entire industry.”
Ajay Devgan spoke to me ten minutes back and reiterated that he would continue his fight after the release of his film. “I am not foolish to spend the money I am spending on this case, without a base. I may end up spending Rs. 50-60 lakh. I have a battery of top lawyers arguing my case. Are they stupid to take up my case if they are not convinced? I have been studying the MRTP law since the last two-three months and I know what I am doing.” The actor-producer, who did not seem tense at all, ended, “Komal, I have been reading your tweets and blogs, and I absolutely know, you are being very fair, as always. I would never say, you have sided one party over the other.” Continue reading
Here is good news for fans of Aamir Khan and Windows 8 operating system (OS).
Yes, in a latest development to target the new category of audience in India, technology major Microsoft is promoting its latest Windows 8 OS in collaboration with Aamir khan’s upcoming movie Talaash.
If stills from Aamir’s Talaash alongside photos of Windows 8 are all over a bus stop in Bangalore, in other cities, one can see huge hoardings of Aamir in a police inspector’s out-fit endorsing Windows 8. Twitter is abuzz with these photos from across India.
Although there is no official announcement from Microsoft on the tie-up on the movie Talaash for its new Windows 8 OS, the fans of both the community are excited and that is evident on Twitter.
“Join Inspector Shekhawat in his Talaash with Windows 8. Hats off @aamir_khan for marketing genius,” tweeted Abhishek Simlot (?@abhishek_simlot ), fan of Aamir Khan. Continue reading
By Joginder Tuteja, Nov 8, 2012
To state that Ajay Devgn is hurt due to ongoing imbroglio would be stating the obvious. However, one conversation with him and you know that the man is venting it out like never before. Always a balanced guy who stays to the point in each and every conversation of his, he is maintaining an emotional equilibrium even in current scenario though one can pretty much see that he isn’t willing to take it lying down. Stating things as they are and only demanding a fair consideration of the current situation, Ajay makes himself heard and that too pretty strong.
How does the release stand in the current scenario?
See, matter is in the court but deep inside, everyone knows what is right and what is wrong. In a legal battle, you are not supposed to comment anything. But, all I can say is that at least, industry and trade people know what has transpired so there is no point getting into that debate. Whatever I say is something that you would write from my point of view and you would add from your point of view.
How has the industry reaction been so far?
(Smiles) Well, mera bhala ho yaa naa ho par kam se kam industry people are calling up to say that hamara bhala toh ho jaayega. They (Yash Raj Films) are talking about being fair and all, par…jo baatein ho rahi hain uske hisaab se toh sabko pata hai, that it is all rubbish. If you talk about fair, then I will give you a simple example. Main to yahi bol raha hoon that I don’t want any compensation or their release to be stopped. I am not asking for any damages. I am being fair.
So what next?
I am asking the law to be fair. If they (YRF) give a statement that exhibitors can release at their will, then that’s what I am also saying. Main keh raha hoon ki aaj saare exhibitors ko bolo ki jo aapne Ek Tha Tiger ke saath contract sign kiye hain usko bhool jaayo. Unki marzi hai ki kaunsi picture release karni hai aur woh haath ke haath decide kar lein ki jisko jiske saath jaana hai woh jaaye. Ab fair hai toh fair hai! Main kisi ko phone nahi karoonga ki meri picture lagaao aur woh kisi ko phone naa karein ki meri picture lagao. Bass…baat khatam! Jis exhibitor ko lagaani hai woh wahi picture lagaae! Continue reading
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My music review of Jab Tak Hai Jaan can be found in this link (from my blog) :-
The music of the film will release on 15th November. Here is the official Tracklist. Two Sizzling Item Songs :
01 – Dagabaaz Re – Rahat Fateh Ali Khan, Shreya Ghoshal, Shadaab Faridi .
02 – Pandeyjee Seeti ( Item Number ) – Wajid, Mamta Sharma & Shreya Ghoshal.
03 – Fevicol Se ( Item Number ) – Sajid – Wajid & Ashraf Ali. Continue reading
Cast: RAJEEV KHANDELWAL, TENA DESAE, PARESH RAWAL
Banner: NEXT GEN FILMS, EROS INTERNATIONAL
Producers: SUNIL LULLA, VIKI RAJANI Continue reading