Farhan Akhtar and Ritesh Sidhwani's Fukrey that released in June this year came as a surprise hit, especially with its popularity in the North.
The film starring Pulkit Samrat in the lead role is being re-released on public demand at PVR in Delhi and will have select shows at the multiplex this week along with other films like Phata Poster Nikhla Hero, Grand Masti and The Lunchbox.
In the past, it was Aamir Khan's Rang De Basanti that was re-released on public demand.
Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy are back in the thick of things. Though during last couple of years they haven't been as prolific as before, their association with Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra on Bhaag Milkha Bhaag has worked for the composer trio. For Mehra's most ambitious film till date, Mirza Sahiba, they have been roped in as the composers.
"They really bonded with Mehra during the making of Bhaag Milkha Bhaag," informs a source, "The filmmaker wanted complete dedication from all involved into making of this bipoic and was highly impressed with the compositions that Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy came up with. It was a difficult soundtrack to be put together as the music was entirely situational. Soon enough, Mehra was sure that it would be Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and no one else for his romantic action affair set in the contemporary times."
This is pretty much an association that has made heads turn since for his two previous films, Delhi 6 and Rang De Basanti, he had paired up with A.R. Rahman.
"Apparently, it was Rahman who was on Mehra's wish-list for Bhaag Milkha Bhaag as well. However, the composer's busy schedule meant that the filmmaker had to open up his choices. In came Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy and now the very fact that they are the immediate choice for Mehra says volumes about the tuning that the team has managed to build," the source.
Incidentally the lyricist here won't be Prasoon Joshi, with whom Mehra collaborated in Bhaag Milkha Bhaag, Delhi 6 and Rang De Basanti. Instead, he would be reuniting with Gulzar, who had written songs for his debut feature film Aks.
"Both the film as well as songs of Mirza Sahiba are being written by Gulzar saab. As for the music, it is being done by Shankar-Ehsaan-Loy." confirms Mehra, "There is a lot of work required on the songs of Mirza Sahiba since it is a musical."
While Anil Kapoor's son Harshvardhan is the leading man in the film, hunt is still on for the heroine.
R. Madhavan, the chocolate boy of South, managed to make his own niche in Bollywood by being a part of some of Bollywood's best films from Rang De Basanti to 3 Idiots. Now the actor will test the waters in Hollywood.
Madhavan has been roped in for the zombie movie Night of The Living Dead: Origins 3D to be made by renowned filmmaker Simon West. Night of The Living Dead: Origins 3D revolves around a group of survivors who are fighting to stay alive in New York City which has been plagued with the zombies.
While the rest of the details have been kept under wraps, the movie will co-produced by Paresh Gelani.
Ranbir- Priyanka starrer Barfi! has been nominated as India's official entry to the Oscars in the category of 'Best Foreign Language Film'.
The decision was taken at the Film Federation of India (FFI) meeting in Hyderabad on Saturday night. Barfi! has beaten 19 other films to be named as India's official entry to the Oscars.
Announcing her joy, Priyanka tweeted, "Yaaaaaay!!India's official entry to the Oscars!!! Anurag sir,RK,Ills,ronnie,Sid n all! Wish I was in India to share this! Go team!"
"We are honoured that Barfi! has been selected to represent India as its official entry to the Academy Awards 2013. Barfi! is very close to the hearts of all of us at UTV, and it gives us great satisfaction that a film we have developed and nurtured from its inception has met with so much love from audiences and critics worldwide," said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director of Studios, Disney UTV, said in a statement.
"An added source of pride is that this is the fourth UTV film in the last seven years to have been selected to represent India at the Academy awards; our earlier selections being Rang De Basanti, Harishchandrachi Factory and Peepli Live," he added.
Barfi! released on September 14.
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David Dhawan's upcoming comic caper Chasme Baddoor, which is a remake of the original 1981 hit film, is slated for release on 31st of August, 2012.
The movie boasts of a fresh young cast comprising of Ali Zafar, south sensation Siddharth (Rang De Basanti fame) and Divyendu Sharma (Pyaar Ka Punchnama fame) along with south beauty Tapasee, who is making her Bollywood debut with this film.
Chasme Baddoor is produced by Viacom 18 Motion Pictures. The film's music is by Sajid-Wajid.