MUMBAI— Buzz is that Aamir Khan wants Salman Khan to play Lord Krishna in his “Mahabharat.” Forget friendship: it is the smartest move he can make commercially for a film whose budget will touch the sky!
Aamir Khan and Kangana Ranaut might “collaborate” too. Buzz is that it might be the Arunima Sinha biopic that has already changed hands twice.
Amitabh Bachchan has now got 30 million followers on Facebook.
After Shankar Mahadevan’s “Kaleidoscope” and Pritam’s “JAM 8,” youngsters Sachin-Jigar will launch a musical platform for young talent called White Noise Studios: the first film with a contribution from WNS is “Veere Di Wedding.”
Filmmaker Subhash Ghai has joined hands with an Italian filmmaking company for a film on the life and times of Rajneesh, titled “Osho: Lord Of The Full Moon.” It will be directed by Italy-based Lakshen Sukameli.
Swedish YouTube celeb Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg aka PewDiePie watched Ekta Kapoor’s 2006 “Kasamh Se” episode on the ‘Net and mocked it on his show. Kapoor attacked him, asked him if he was a foreign junior artiste and was trolled.
Richa Chadha returns to theater after two years with “A Life In Telling” opposite Vinay Pathak.
Sanjay Dutt returns to production after seven co-productions with Sanjay Gupta, the independent “Rascals” and the stillborn “Hasmukh Pigal Gaya” with the remake of the Telugu hit “Prasthanam.” Deva Katta will direct this version too, starring Amyra Dastur and Ali Fazal (as Dutt’s son) in the romantic leads.
Diljit Dosanjh plays the lead in the comedy “Arjun Patiala” directed by Rohit Jugraj, with Kriti Sanon and Varun Sharma in the cast. Dinesh Vijan is the producer.
A call came from President Ram Nath Kovind’s office to the makers of “102 Not Out,” requesting a screening of the Amitabh Bachchan-Rishi Kapoor film at Rashtrapati Bhavan – a rare honor.
As “Koffee With Karan” starts its newest season in October, buzz is that Shah Rukh Khan, Kajol and Rani Mukerji, his favorite stars, will open the season, as Karan Johar’s debut super-hit with them, “Kuch Kuch Hota Hai” released 20 years ago on October 16.
Abhishek Bachchan had turned down J.P. Dutta’s “Paltan” and green-lit Anurag Kashyap’s “Manmarziyan.” Now buzz is that the two films will compete with each other on Sept. 7.
Another and quite unfortunate “clash” is the common release date of Anil and Rhea Kapoor’s film and Sonam Kapoor’s home production “Veere Di Wedding,” which clashes with Harshvardhan Kapoor’s debut “Bhavesh Joshi Superhero” with Arjun Kapoor in a cameo! Why do we call it his “debut?” For obvious reasons!
Rishi Kapoor has hinted that RK Studios, the iconic Mumbai landmark built by his father Raj Kapoor in 1945, and whose significant chunk was gutted last year, will be in for redevelopment, with commercial space vying with a film facility.
Vidya Balan joins Mumbai-based leading non-profit organization Arpan as Goodwill Ambassador working on the issue of Child Sexual Abuse. She had played the role of a survivor of child sexual abuse in “Kahaani 2” as well.