December 1, 2009

Forthcoming Films

Okie Dokie Smokie.

Vere to begin?

Let me start with movies that have been talked about for a while:

*AISHA: Directed by Rajshree Ojha, starring Sonam Kapoor & Abhay Deol (hello, lovely combo), and Ira Dubey (Lilette Dubey's daughter), produced by daddy dearest Anil Kapoor and sister dearest Rhea Kapoor. The music is composed by Amit Trivedi (think Amir & Dev D.... disappointing? I think not.) It's expected to release in early 2010. The film is based on Jane Austen's Emma and if you haven't read that then think 'Clueless'- A young socialite who is obsesed with hooking people up. In Aisha, Sonam plays a Delhi socialite obsessed with match-making. Who better than Sonam to play that role? Seriously. I can't wait to see her clothes. Here's a picture of her on the sets of Aisha enjoying, what looks to be, gelato. I wish I could pull off blue linen shorts like her... alas, we're not all fierce fashionistas:

So... it's really hard not to be excited for this film, but I always do this to myself. I need to stop having any sort of expectations!

Next up we have yet another Sonam Kapoor starrer (hollaaa) and Imran Khan starrer (double hollaa) titled "I HATE LOVE STORIES" (though I've read "Luv" instead of "love" in some places. God help me, I hope it's not true!)The movie is directed by Bwood's favorite designer, Manish Malhotra's brother Punit Malhotra and produced by... any guesses? Dharma Productions. Surprise surprise. The film just started shooting this past October and not sure about a release date. Oh and Brazilian hottie, Bruna Abdullah, is to make a cameo in the film. Don't get confused, this isn't Gisele the Brazilian Hottie from Love Aaj Kal. Anyway, that's all we know for now. I'll keep you updated :)

Another KJo venture is the remake of Stepmom! We don't know the name yet, but I highly doubt it's "Sauteli Ma" except I wish it were 'cause that would be hilarious. I'm pretty sure I read somewhere that he got the rights to remake the film, but I'm not 100% sure. The film isn't directed by the man himself, though it is a Dharma Productions venture. It is directed by his protege Siddharth Malhotra. Damn, this Dharma camp is growing huuuuge. Is it even exclusive anymore? Any how since you're dying to know, the film stars Kajol, Kareena Kapoor and Arjun Rampal. Eee, I see no flaws. Last time we saw the two leading ladies together was in K3G... oh how things have changed (mostly for Kareena):

I'm not done talking about Dharma Productions. Next we've got DOSTANA 2! Which, unfortunately, does NOT star Priyanka Chopra. Everyone, including her, keeps saying it's because she's happily married in the first one. So? Are married people not allowed in films? What is this injustice. So guess who they roped in to replace her? Katrina Kaif. I guess there's no such thing as overexposure for this one. Just kidding, that's something no Bwood star should believe in (except Amitabh Bachchan, OMG tone it down a notch already).

Okay so since we're on the topic of sequels... DON 2 is, in fact, going to be made. Same director, same hero, same heroine (I hope this is true, because I remember hearing she may not be in it), I hope Isha Koppikar-Narang. stars in the sequel too. They were supposed to start shooting in Berlin this coming April so the movie could be a Diwali release, but looks like they'll start shooting in September. Oi ve, that is too far off.

Yet another sequel which is technically a trilogy... KRRISH 2! There are only two things I can confirm for you, the rest are rumors. So here are the two facts: Papa Roshan will be directing the film and Hrithik will, obviously, be the star. Now for all the rumors. There have been murmurs that Deepika Padukone will star opposite of Hrithik. Now normally I wouldn't approve this. Replacing Priyanka? God forbid (and I am still a litte miffed), but maybe this movie will help Deepika. She's definitely at the same stage Priyanka was when she starred in Krrish, no? Rumor number two. I have read here and there that SRK may be playing the role of a villain. OMG... I love evil Shahrukh! It's so old school early '90s. Except, I'm kind of sad because Naseerudin Shah did a PHENOMENAL job in Krrish. Seriously, I felt like he didn't get enough credit for it.

And from one Hrithik starrer to another. It is reported that he will be starring in Zoya Akhtar's next... untitled venture along with Farhan Akhtar and Abhay Deol. I can't wait to hear more about this.

Looks like Hrithik saab is working over time these days because he is also set to star in Sanjay Leela Bhansali's all English film GUZAARISH with Aishwarya Rai. Aaah, all-English? Last time SLB had Aish speak in English we got this

Uhh... I remember thinking how that beautifully crafted movie was suddenly tainted by those few Angrezi lines. Okay, I'm being a snob. I'm sure it'll be done well. It's not like Hindi-cinema hasn't done all-English films before. [Oh also, I forgot to mention in my earlier post, but Delhi Belly is an all-English film too.] Rumor has it the leading two are to sing a song for the film. It's a pretty well known fact that Aish has a beautiful voice (Yes, hi, do you have any flaws?) it'll be interesting to hear Hrithik... assuming this is true.

Another Sanjay Leela Bhansali venture is CHENAB GANDHI. It is to be directed by Vibhu Puri, SLB's assistant director while the movie will produced by SLB himself. The film stars Rajeev Khandelwal, Amitabh Bachchan and Vidya Balan. What was that? Ah, yes that she's perfect for these rustic-period film roles. Chenab Gandhi is about the true story of a pashtun freedom fighter, Khan Abdul Ghaffar Khan. He shared many of the same ideas as Gandhi, such as promoting non-violence and he was also against the partition of India. John Abraham was to play the role (because he looks more the part) but failed the screen test. Sad. Rajeev is a talented guy, I think this movie will help unveil what a talented actor he is.

Alright, last two. Both are Farah Khan ventures. One stars SRK while the other stars Akshay Kumar. The Akki starrer is titled "TEES MAAR KHAAR." Katrina is to star opposite Akshay. What a cop out, Farah Khan. I would expect something original from you. That's about all I can find out about this movie oh and that it was, basically, blasphemous she didn't cast SRK instead. That's okay though because she has him casted in her other upcoming film HAPPY NEW YEAR (my God, that title makes me gag). It's set to start shooting in 2011. Lord, why do we know about it so far in advanced? I hope the title changes sometime in the next year.

OMG, that is all for now... there are two movies I haven't mentioned, but I'm too lazy. Dobi Ghat and Crooked. Watch out for more updates on those plus the films mentioned above. I will be surprised if you read this entire thing!!

Btw, on a non-Bolly and a more Hollywood note, The Hangover 2 is currently being scripted. What IS it with all these sequels?

[Photo Source: High Heel Confidential]


  1. Very nice very nice, got some good and interesting stuff up on your blog. Keep up the good work. -Alam

  2. WOW, now you got me excited for Aisha. I seriously think Sonam is fabulous! and I adore Abhay and the movies he has worked in, he has yet to disappoint me! Please post any video when you find them.

  3. Read most of your posts, I think you have found a niche to use your strengths-sly sarcastic remarks and your love of Bollywood (Tellywood? Catchy name). Good luck and keep it up.


  4. Kareena looks like a completely different person..

    ^I love the paternal comment!

  5. Wow..really interested in seeing Aisha..Sonam Kapoor is a cutie and yeah ABhay Deol is a hottie...I agree with you..awesome duo...WOW DV D LIKE MUSIC!!!! I'm still obsessed with DEV D never gets old!!! Yeah she's totally rocking that look...

    Wow...she's coming with awesome guys lol..

    Lol @ Saunteli Ma..haha..hmm seems interesting bcuz I think both kareena and kajol have been through so much after that, im expecting a lot from them both lol..especially kajol...she hasnt been showing up lately and whatever she's been in has been flopping, very sad =(...

    I personally don't like sequels..usually they turn out crap..compared to the I am not expecting much from the sequels..

    yeah I think katrina is a lil bit overrated...she is beautiful but she can improve in her acting...I think she has improved though a yeah the Big B needs to really tone it down a bit...

    Hmmm, Khrishh 2 deepika found someone her own size LOL..just keeeding...and wow..shahrukh as a're's like a blast from the

    dang, lots of hopefully it's proper english lol...and not melodramatic yeah...she has a nice voice but Hritik has an even nicer voice...did you hear him at the awards? I forget which awards...I think at IIFA actually...Sajid went around asking everyone to sing...sort of like a crazy antakshiri game...and he sang Tere Jaisa Yaar Kahaan from Yaaraana...I absolutely fell in love with his was so beautiful...I think you should really hear it if you haven't already!!!

    I agree that Vidya is perfect for the olden days roles..=)

    Lol..yeah the Akshay Katrina pair is getting old...their chemistry is good but maybe she should have gone with Kareena...they made a nice pair in Tashan (aside form the fact that the movie was a flop lol..I liked their jodi)...
    Yeah that title is not happening at all....blah..

    Wow Dhobi Ghat and Crooked..both interesting names..

    I don't like sequels...

    Awesome pictures...awesome post...twas long but worth it...=)

    Ps. IIFA IS COMING TO TORONTO IN 2011!!!!!!!!! WOOOHOOOOOOOOOOOO...I am sure u know...but yeah...totally gives you a reason to finally come on up here! (after 1 year lol...I hope you come b4 then as well but yeah..)

  6. Ohhh Jeejus, I knew exactly what scene you were talking about before I even clicked the Aish Angrezi link. Aaah, I didn't even watch the clip but the disgustingness is continuously resounding through mine mind. Ugh. Something about her speaking English irritates me...I cringed watching her on Jay Leno, Tyra and Oprah. I'm not sure I'll be able to make it through the movie. If I do, it's only because SLB is divine.

    Amit Trivedi = in my top 4 Bwood music directors (same league as A.R., Shantanu, and Ismail Darbar). Looking forward to Aisha...not only because of the music though.

    Actually, I'm looking forward to quite a few of these.

  7. Oooo wow this is some greattt information, Some of it which Neither I had..
    haha, you're the best to come up with the bolly news ;)