Anjum Rajabali was looking forward to work with Aamir Khan for his next “Salute” but the writer says the superstar was so “consumed” by his mammoth project “Mahabharata” that he could not do the film anymore.
“Salute”, which is reportedly now titled “Saare Jaha Se Achcha”, was earlier offered to Aamir. The film, a biopic on astronaut Rakesh Sharma, will now feature Shah Rukh Khan.
“I have been very excited about the project. Like Aamir, I have been a big fan of Rakesh and now he is a good friend also. Frankly speaking, I was very keen that Aamir do it and he, at that moment, had liked it,” Anjum told reporters.
“We had discussed it a lot. We had a lot of hopes for it but unfortunately (there was) the larger project of ‘Mahabharata’, which he was consumed by,” he added.
Aamir, who was sitting right next to the writer exclaimed, “Oh my god!” as the actor had previously remained mum about his exit from the project.
The 53-year-old actor said the film’s script is wonderful and he was really looking forward to work in the film.
“It is a great script. ‘Salute’ is a wonderful script and I am a big fan of Rakesh (Sharma). It’s a wonderful story and I feel sad that I was not able to do it, which is why I called up Shah Rukh and told him it was a wonderful story and he should hear it. I am glad he liked it. All my best wishes for the project,” the actor said.
They were speaking at the award ceremony of Cinestaan India’s Storytellers Contest.
According to reports, Aamir will soon begin work on “Mahabharata”, being developed as a seven-part long web series. The actor will be flying to the USA to work on the script and other technicalities of the big budget epic.
“Salute”, being directed by Mahesh Mathai, is jointly produced by Siddharth Roy Kapur and Ronnie Screwvala under the production banners of Roy Kapur Films and RSVP Films respectively.
Dhawan and Kriti Sanon are all set to entertain their fans once again with
their sizzling chemistry in Director – Amar Kaushik’s next movie, ‘Bhediya’.
and Kriti had earlier worked together in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Dilwale’ in 2015,
which also featured Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol. They were also seen in a special
number in Karan Johar’s period drama ‘Kalank’ in 2019. Besides, Director Amar
Kaushik is known for his work in ‘Stree’. He was conferred with Filmfare ‘Best
Debutant Director Award’ in 2019 for ‘Stree’ featuring Shraddha Kapoor and
not many details are revealed about ‘Bhediya’, it is believed to be a monster-satire
or horror-comedy. The movie will go on floors in 2021. Initially there were
rumours that Shraddha Kapoor might star in the film but after the actress
declined to be a part of the movie, Kriti stepped in.
source close to the development said,
“It is true that Varun Dhawan and Kriti Sanon will be starring in Amar
Kaushik’s next titled Bhediya. The duo fit the bill and the director wanted a
pair that had already made its way into people’s hearts. The film will go on
floors in January 2021.”
source also said, “Bhediya
is a monster satire and will see Varun and Kriti playing the characters they
haven’t explored before. Kriti liked the concept and immediately gave her nod
to the film that reunites her with Varun Dhawan five years after Rohit Shetty’s
Dilwale that starred Shah Rukh Khan and Kajol in the lead. Kaushik’s film
that’s been written by Niren Bhatt is said to be diametrically different from
his 2018 horror-comedy, Stree.”
will be produced by Dinesh Vijan under his production – Maddock Films.
Presently, Kriti is busy shooting for a Maddock Films untitled venture which
also stars Rajkummar Rao, Paresh Rawal, Dimple Kapadia and Aparshakti Khurrana.
She also has ‘Mimi’ (produced by Maddock) and ‘Bachchan Pandey’ in her kitty.
If sources are to be believed, Kriti will also be seen in ‘Adipurush’ opposite
Varun Dhawan is geared up for the release of ‘Coolie No. 1’ opposite Sara Ali
Khan on Amazon Prime. It will be released on Christmas 2020. He is also working
with Kiara Advani, Anil Kapoor and Neetu Kapoor in a romantic dramedy.
Hedge, who made her debut with Hrithik Roshan in ‘Mohenjo Daro’ in 2016, has
joined the team of Rohit Shetty’s comedy chaos, ‘Cirkus’ alongside Ranveer
Singh, Varun Sharma and Jacqueline Fernandez.
movie is an adaptation of Shakespeare’s play – Comedy of Errors and is a remake
of 1982 movie, ‘Angoor’ starring Sanjeev Kumar and Devendra Verma in the lead.
The 1982 laugh riot was directed by Gulzar.
her excitement, Pooja Hegde said, “I
love Rohit Shetty films. My dad and I watched Simmba together, and we were
hooting at Ajay Devgn’s entry. I had first met Rohit at Ramoji [Film City] in
Hyderabad a few years ago. This offer came my way out of the blue.”
about Rohit Shetty and the film, she said, “It will be a masala film; it’s his version rather than an
adaptation. Plus, we have a complimentary dose of Ranveer’s energy on set.”
All the characters
are innocent and destiny plays the main role in bringing all characters to one
place. Most of the other films are generally based on false characters and
deliberately make false statements to fool others. The movie is produced by
Rohit Shetty and is presented by Bhushan Kumar in association with Reliance
the movie on twitter, Indian film critic and film trade analyst – Taran Adarsh
tweeted, “BIGGG NEWS…
#RanveerSingh and director #RohitShetty team up once again… Film titled
#Cirkus… #Rohit’s take on #TheComedyOfErrors… Costars #PoojaHegde,
#JacquelineFernandez and #VarunSharma… Produced-directed by #RohitShetty…
Bhushan Kumar and Reliance Ent present.”
of the film also includes Siddhartha Jadhav, Johnny Lever, Sanjay Mishra,
Vrajesh Hirjee, Vijay Patkar, Sulbha Arya, Mukesh Tiwari, Anil Charanjeett,
Ashwini Kalsekar, and Murli Sharma.
to release in winters next year, the movie will go on floors in November 2020. It
will be shot in Mumbai, Ooty and Goa. Ranveer has already worked with Rohit
Shetty in ‘Simmba’. He also played a cameo in Rohit Shetty’s ‘Sooryavanshi’
starring Akshay Kumar and Katrina Kaif. ‘Sooryavanshi’ also sees Ajay Devgan in
a cameo. While Varun Sharma has also worked with Rohit Shetty in 2015 film
‘Dilwale’, Jacqueline Fernandez and Pooja Hedge would be directed by Rohit
Shetty for the first time.
Ranveer Singh is all geared up for the release of his sports treat, ‘83’ where
he plays the legendary Former Indian Cricket Captain – Kapil Dev. The movie is
based on India’s maiden World Cup victory in 1983. The movie has been directed
by Kabir Khan of ‘Ek Tha Tiger’ and ‘Bajrangi Bhaijaan’ fame. Ranveer also has
a social comedy, ‘Jayeshbhai Jordaar’, lined up for release. It is directed by
newcomer Divyang Thakkar. Ranveer Singh plays a Gujarati man who believes in
equal rights between males and females in the society.
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King Khan is all geared up to entertain his fans once
again with his upcoming action flick ‘Pathan’. After a sabbatical of 2 years,
Shah Rukh Khan has ensured all his lucky charms are in place for his next movie.
And what’s more… he would be working under the banner
of Yash Raj Films (YRF) for ‘Pathan’. It won’t be wrong to say that Shah Rukh
has delivered his maximum hits with Yash Raj Films – DDLJ, Veer-Zaara, Darr, Dil
To Pagal Hai, Mohabbatein, Chak De! India… to name a few.
‘Pathan’ will see Shah Rukh romancing his ‘OM Shanti
OM’ co-star Deepika Padukone. The 2007 movie proved to be a blockbuster
breaking all records.
‘Pathan’, to be directed by Siddharth Anand of ‘War’
fame which starred Hrithik Rosha and Tiger Shroff, will go on floors in
November this year. The action-packed film will be a high voltage and stylish
To be shot at Yash Raj Studios in Mumbai, the first
schedule will go-on floors for 2 months. Taking a break for the new year, the
film unit will be joined by the heartthrob John Abraham and Deepika in early
2021. By then, John will be completing the next sequence of ‘Satyameva Jayate’.
John will be playing the antagonist in Shah Rukh’s
comeback movie. John last played the negative role in YRF’s Dhoom where he
stole the hearts with swanky bikes and stunts in 2004. This will be the first
time when Shah Rukh and John will work together.
An unnamed source was quoted as saying to a leading
daily, “The first schedule will be a two-month affair that
will focus solely on Shah Rukh’s portions, after which the unit will take a New
Year’s break. Deepika Padukone and John Abraham, who plays the antagonist, will
join the second stint that is slated for January 2021. Like Siddharth’s
previous outing War , Pathan will be a slick and stylish revenge drama.
Since the film marks Shah Rukh and John’s first on-screen union, Adi and
Siddharth have etched out dramatic scenes featuring them. They have roped in
action director Parvez Shaikh, who has worked on War, Brahmastra and Bell
Bottom, to design high-octane fight sequences between the duo.”
‘Pathan’ will see Shah Rukh playing the most heroic
character of his career. The character is rooted, earthy and larger-than-life.
Talking about Shah Rukh’s looks, he would be sporting
long hairs and a woolly stubble. Those who are following the sporting
extravaganza, Indian Premier League (IPL), must have noticed Shah Rukh’s new
look, which is especially for this role. His looks will be curated by stylist
Shaleena Nathani. Just as he did in Raees in 2017, Shah Rukh would don
customised sunglasses in Pathan as well.
Shah Rukh was last seen in K.L. Rai’s ‘Zero’ in 2018.
His last movie with YRF was ‘Fan’ which hit the theatres in 2016. He was next
set to start the Rakesh Sharma biopic, ‘Salute’ but just few months before
shooting, he backed out of it as he didn’t want to venture into another film
set against the backdrop of space.
Speaking on his 2 years sabbatical, Shah Rukh said
last year, “I have no film with me right now. I am not working on
any film. Usually what happens is when your one film is coming to an end, you
begin work on your next film and I get involved within 3-4 months. But this
time I am just not feeling like…My heart doesn’t allow me to… I just felt
that I should rather take time out, watch films, listen to stories and read
more books. Even my kids are in their college stage…my daughter is going to
college and my son is about to finish his studies. So, I just want to spend
more time with my family.”
Notably, ‘Pathan’ will be YRF’s 50 film. While
everyone expected YRF’s 50th film to be from ‘Dhoom’ series or ‘Ek
Tha Tiger’ series, Aditya Chopra announced a magnum opus with his most
successful actor, Shah Rukh Khan.