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Interview: Jacqueline Fernandez talks about Pratham and more…

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Jacqueline Fernandez recently descended into London to attend a fundraiser for Pratham UK, a charity that helps to educate illiterate children throughout India. The event raised a staggering £42,000 for the charity that was attended by a 350 strong audience of women. India’s leading fashion designer Payal Jain mesmerized the audience with her collection ‘Butterflies In My Heart’ for the fundraiser.

She spoke to Sunny Malik ahead of the event and talked about the cause, her films, friendships in Bollywood and much more…

Welcome to London.
Thank you. I love London. It has been amazing to be here. This time it’s a little different because I am here for a certain cause. Its work but it’s very fulfilling as well.

You are in the city to attend a fundraiser for Pratham UK. How did your association with Pratham come about?
I have a friend who is part of the Pratham group. Pratham is also very well-known in India. My friend knew that it’s a cause I am quite interested in and passionate about. I think education is something every child in the world has the right to. That is how my friend got me involved in the fundraiser in London and so I am here.

Can you tell us a little bit about Pratham and their work?
Pratham is all about education and literacy. Over the last twenty years, they have been able to educate over 33 million children all over India. They have done some amazing work. It’s great and really important to have a helping hand for such an issue in a country like India. Pratham has educated over 2 million children in the past year. They want to reach a target of about a 100 million kids. It’s amazing that we have such generous and passionate people involved. Being a Sri Lankan myself, I see the need for it in India. Pratham is one of the most important charities that we have.

You filmed for Housefull 2 in England. How does it feel to be back here and what do you like to do?
You know, I haven’t been back in London since I filmed Housefull 2 in 2011. It’s been a while (laughs). I am actually here just for Pratham but after finishing that up, hopefully I will have time to visit Harrods (laughs). I also love Hyde Park and I have to go there (laughs). That’s about it.

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Congratulations on the super success of Housefull 2 and Race 2 at the UK Box Office. Housefull 2 earned over £1 Million and Race 2 earned close to £1 Million here and is still the highest grossing Bolllywood film for this year, so far. How does that feel?
It feels good. It has been a graduation of sorts. It has not really always been this way. It has been a slow process for me but I think since Murder 2 happened, a lot of things have changed for me. With films like Housefull 2 and Race 2, it has been about working with great directors, producers and actors and I think there is just no looking back from that.

Lat Lag Gayee from Race 2 is the most watched Bollywood song on YouTube this year, so far.
Yes, it did get quite big on YouTube.

When we met Saif Ali Khan in London he said the makers should cut him out of the song because his dance moves are really bad.
(Laughs) I know. He keeps telling me ‘Thanks Jackie. You made me look really bad’. I always tell him that I did not do anything. You did it all by yourself (laughs).

Did you expect that Lat Lag Gayee is going to be so popular?
The song was really good. I was definitely promised a very good song by my producer, Ramesh Taurani. He said that I am going to have a ‘Touch Me Touch Me, Kiss Me Kiss Me’ song like Katrina Kaif. When I heard Lat Lag Gayee for the first time, I thought it is nice. But I think what really helped the song was the choreography. Ahmed Khan gave us a really cool signature move and made it really fun and funky. It just came together really well. I did not expect it to become as big as it became but I knew that it would do well.

Jacqueline Fernandez in London -BollyNewsUK (2)After Lat Lag Gayee, Tips Films signed you for an item song in Ramaiya Vastavaiya. The song is very ‘desi’ compared to what you have done before.
I wanted that actually. Initially, I was not interested in doing an item song. I told Ramesh ji that I am not interested in doing another item song. He told me that it was with Prabhudeva and that they want me completely desi. That is something I haven’t really done. I thought to myself that it is something I haven’t done and that it could be quite interesting. At the end of the day, songs and dance mean so much to us. I thought, maybe if I get another one in my pocket, it wouldn’t be such a bad thing. I also really wanted to work with Prabhudeva. He is someone I have been dying to work with. He has danced with me in the song and trained me for it as well. That in itself was an experience.

Sonam Kapoor considers you as one of her best friends. That’s rare in Bollywood, to see two contemporaries being close friends. Asin is also a good friend of Sonam and yourself.
I have worked with Asin in Housefull 2, which is how we became friends, after doing an entire movie together. But Sonam is just one of those extremely cool and confident young ladies. She just has no insecurities about her. That is amazing and you can tell that. She wants to go out all the time and is all about having her girlfriends around her. She is one of those typical kinds of girls who want to go out and shop. She is fantastic and gives me wardrobe and styling advice. I can’t see any other actress doing that. Asin, Sonam and I go out all the time. It’s fantastic when you can open up to someone about things like films, working with certain actors and just have your own little gossip group going.

Those gossip conversations would drive tabloids crazy if they were to leak out.
Oh yeah. You don’t want to know (laughs). That’s between our little trio. But we have so much fun together. It is true that you never really come across people, especially actresses, with whom you can actually just talk and have fun with.

You refused a few big films like Raaz 3 and Krrish 3 and then there were reports that you said you regret those decisions. How are you choosing your films?
Not in the way I was choosing them before (laughs). You know, it’s really sad though because I had not refused those films as much as there were date issues involved. When it came to Krrish 3, I was in full preparation and I was practising stunts at Juhu Beach (Mumbai) every day at six in the morning. That went on for about a month. It just happened to clash with a schedule of Housefull 2. Both films were shot abroad with international technicians. I had to obviously honour my prior commitment which was Housefull 2. With Raaz 3, the script was changed around. When I heard it again, I was just not comfortable with it and I opted out of the film. Those stories were slightly fabricated that I had turned them down for specific reasons. There were valid reasons. Right now, I am a little bit more open and less choosy.

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You are not on Twitter even though you were using it a few years ago.
Yes, I am not on Twitter anymore. When I was doing Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai, they (marketing team) set up a Twitter account for me which was @jackie_alien.

Your last post was in 2010…
(Laughs) I don’t even remember what my last post was or when it was. But at that time Twitter was new and it was the biggest thing happening. I was told that I will really need it to promote the movie. I went with the flow of it but only for the actual movie. I did not enjoy it too much. I thought that if it is something that will help promote the movie, then I will do it. When I finished with that movie, I didn’t think it served me any purpose, honestly. I did not see the need for it. It wasn’t like I really felt the need of putting my personal life on display, the way other celebrities feel comfortable with. But to each their own, I suppose.

Some celebrities also use Twitter to promote social causes. Would you consider that since you are here for cause, Pratham.
I would but I feel that there are different ways of reaching out to people. I am actually going to be at an event. I am speaking to journalists about it. It’s not all about Twitter as not everyone is on there. The people who are on Twitter are the same people who will go and read articles and go through websites online to read the news. I really never was too fond of it.

Housefull 2 Marks Bollywood Superstar Akshay Kumar’s Biggest Film Opener to Date

Housefull 2 : The Dirty Dozen has become Bollywood superstar Akshay Kumar’s biggest film opener to date globally, generating just under a staggering £500,000 at the UK box office alone when it released in the UK on 5th April 2012. The film is already the second highest opener in India this year.

Raving about Akshay Kumar’s performance are top film critics and audiences alike. Bollywood critic Taran Adarsh said: “Sajid Khan comes up with a film full of joviality, frolic and merriment. There’s no denying that the motive is to make you laugh and this movie makes you break into guffaws on several occasions.”

Adarsh adds: “I have often said that you can put in writing the most hilarious dialogue in the world, but at the end of the day, humor is all about delivery on screen and Akshay delivers and how! He fits the character like a glove and delivers a scintillating act, illuminating every scene that he appears in.”

NDTV said of the film: “The plot, characters and situations keep the chuckle fest vibrant and alive and the audience can’t help getting infected by the non-stop party mood.”

Sealing his reputation as the true king of comedy, Housefull 2 : The Dirty Dozen is a classic family film, with something to entertain all ages, with its blend of quirky comedy, hilarious mix-ups and some seriously hardcore action sequences. When it comes to action films with a quirky, entertaining and rib-tickling comedy twist, Icon Akshay Kumar is the perfect strongman with a soft comic centre. The high-kicking, all action hero of mega cinematic hits such as Singh Is Kinng, Welcome, Namastey London, De Dana Dhan and Desi Boyz, is entertaining audiences across the globe once more in Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen.

Housefull 2 sees the ever-versatile and talented Akshay Kumar alongside a medley of stars including his leading lady in the film Asin who performs the role of the vibrant ‘Henna’, the sultry Jacqueline Fernandez, comedy king-pin Riteish Deshmukh, and John Abraham in a role as you’ve never seen him before! Bollywood item queen Malaika Arora Khan brings the house down with a smoldering song performance – ‘Anarkali Disco Chali ­. The all-star film also features a bevy of uber famous names of yesteryear, including legendary brothers Rishi and Randhir Kapoor, Boman Irani, Johnny Lever and the dancing genius of ace groover Mithun Chakraborty.

2012 will be the year of the Kumar, as celluloid superstar Akshay is set to top box office ratings once again with a string of hit films, starting with Housefull 2, and other starrers such as Rowdy Rathore, Joker, Khiladi 786, Special Chabbis and Once Upon A Time in Mumbaai.

“There have been no cat fights during Housefull 2” – Zarine Khan


Zarine Khan, who made her debut in Salman Khan’s dream project Veer and was last seen in an item song in Ready is back on the big screen with Housefull 2 – The Dirty Dozen.

The 27-year-old actress talked to Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik about her role in her new release, her experience of doing comedy and much more.

Housefull 2 is your second film after Veer which released in 2010. How are you feeling?
It is only my second movie and I am sharing screen space with some of the biggest actors that we have in our film industry. I could not have asked for a better second chance.

What is your role in the film?
I play a character called JLo, I am playing a supermodel in the movie. My love interest in the film is played by Riteish Deshmukh. I could very much relate to my character because she is very bossy and that is how I am, in real life.

Were you offered the film because Salman Khan recommended you to the producers?
Saijd Nadiawala, the producer, is a family friend and he approached me for the movie. I was more than happy to be a part of it.

You are paired with Riteish in the film. How was your experience working with him after working with Salman Khan in Veer?
It was superb because Riteish is a fabulous actor and has brilliant comic timing, so he was a great help. After working with Salman, working with Riteish was like working with two opposite people. It was a pleasure working with him.

Just like Asin shot with Salman for London Dreams in the UK, you shot with him here for Veer. How was it like to shoot here again?
It was amazing. I love London and love coming here. We shot in Peterborough, a small town we had gone to and it was a new place for me. It was really beautiful, we used to go out every evening, and it was so much fun working there.

You are often compared to Katrina Kaif because of your looks. Does that bother you anymore or is it just old news now?
It is comparatively very less now. People have now started to recognise me as Zarine Khan and no more as somebody’s look-a-like and I am really happy about it. But I need to work really hard and somewhere down the line I will be successful in doing that.

Your female co-stars said that all the girls bonded really well. That is really unusual.
Yes, I don’t know. I mean, there have been no cat fights and we have all been like one big happy family.  We have had no jealousy and insecurities. We were just there working and had our girl gang, we were having fun, chilling out and even when we were not shooting, we were going out and making plans.

How was it like to share screen space with legendary actors like Rishi Kapoor, Randhir Kapoor and Mithun Chakraborty.
It’s always a delight to work with Mithun Chakraborty as I worked with him already in my debut film.  I have always been very fond of Rishi Kapoor. I was actually looking forward to meet the veteran actors instead of the younger actors. I was more than happy to meet Rishi Kapoor. Randhir Kapoor is a super chilled out person. You can have conversations with him about anything. You will not feel the generation gap at all. Boman Irani is another fabulous person, who is there to help you and guide you. I was the least experienced on this set, as it is only my second film. They were all out there to help me and guide me and I am really thankful to all of them.

Why should UK fans go and watch the film?
After a very long time, you will pay for just one ticket, but you will get to see so many actors in a film. The yesteryear actors in the film will be dancing for a competition in the film which is fun. I am sure people don’t want to miss that. Come to the theatres on the 5th April 2012 and show us some love. (Laughs)

Housefull 2 : The Dirty Dozen, a film by Sajid Khan is out now in UK cinemas.


“Sajid told me during Housefull that they wanted me in the sequel” – Jacqueline Fernandez

 

Jacqueline Fernandez, a Sri Lankan actress, who won Miss Sri Lanka Universe 2006 has created quite a stir in Bollywood with her item song in Housefull and film Murder 2. The 26-year-old actress made her debut in Hindi cinema with Sujoy Ghosh’s Aladin and then went on to work in Jaane Kahan Se Aayi Hai.

In a quick chat with Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik, Jacqueline talked about her new release, Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen.

What is your character like in Housefull 2?
I play a girl called Bobby in the film and I am an animal right activist (like Asin) and work for LAW which is Loving Animals Worldwide. I also play the daughter of Randhir Kapoor, who is trying to get his daughter, played by me, married to someone who is really rich and successful.

Do you find the perfect rich guy then?
No, we basically get conned into marrying someone who we think is Jolly. What actually happens is that all four girls in the movie, all the brides-to-be think that they are marrying a guy called Jolly.

So, who is Jolly?
That’s where the confusion starts when we all end up at real Jolly’s house. Everyone is basically trying to hide the truth and lie and it’s just really interesting.

Were you offered Housefull 2 because you had done the item number ‘Dhanno’ in Housefull?
Yes, I did do an item song for Housefull but from time Sajid Khan told me that we are considereing you for Housefull 2. I did not even know that the film is being made. I did not think at that time that I would be able to be a part of such a big franchise in a leading role. I did not even know that it would even materialize but he was true to his word as I got the call from him last year and he told me that he wants me opposite John in Housefull 2. He told me that it’s a great role and that I am at par with an amazing actress like Asin. It just took off from there and I was really excited.

John stayed at a separate Hotel while shooting in the UK and did not hang-out with the rest of the cast as much as everyone else. Was it difficult to bond with him?
Oh No, John is a thorough professional. You know, we were all very close bonded really well. We shared meals all the time. There were of course times when you had a long day. You really just want to be by yourself and John is a fitness freak. He would basically just go and work out. He is a thorough professional and I think he makes good use of his time. But you know, during lunch time we all would hang out together and he is a great person to talk to. I have been getting a lot of advice from him and he himself was an outsider coming into the industry and I also am one. It was also interesting to see what kind of tips and advice he would give to me.

Was it hard to keep a straight face during a  funny scene?
Absolutely, I mean that is the most difficult thing. The girls are more in a situational comedy and not really performing many of the comic scenes. But trying to keep a poker straight face when you have amazing comic artists like Johnny Lever, Chunky Pandey and Akshay Kumar, that I think, was the most difficult thing. 

Housefull 2 : The Dirty Dozen is out now.

‘Housefull 2 is about entertaining the masses’ – Asin

Asin is known for her work in Hindi, Tamil, Telegu and Malayalam films. After working in 17 films, the 26-year-old actress made her debut in Bollywood, but chose to kick it off with a remake of one of her own Tamil films; Ghajini with Aamir Khan and Jiah Khan. The film went on to become a huge blockbuster and Asin went on to work A-list actors Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn in Vipul Shah’s London Dreams. She was more recently seen with Salman Khan in Ready, one of the highest grossing films of last year.

Next up for the Kochi-born actress is Sajid Khan’s Housefull 2 : The Dirty Dozen. Asin spoke to UK Bollywood reporter Sunny Malik about her character in the film, her co-star Akshay Kumar and much more in this exclusive interview.

How different is the film from Sajid Khan’s ‘Housefull’ which released in 2009?
Housefull 2 :The Dirty Dozen has no similarities with Housefull. It’s an entirely new story although there are actors who are in both films. The characters are completely new, they are very different compared to those from Housefull. The only similarity is that a lot of people come together under one roof. Housefull 2 is about fathers, daughters and it’s about these four friends and their interrelationship and confusions which are created. That’s what the film is about. It’s obviously a comedy, an entertainer and a mainstream commercial film.

Tell me about your character in the film?
I play a girl called Heena and she is the daughter of Rishi Kapoor in the film. We are a family who live in London and have an extended family here as well. Rishi Kapoor has a brother in the film, played by his real life brother Randhir Kapoor. In the film they are called Chintu and Dabboo. Randhir Kapoor plays my uncle and he has a daughter, Bobby who is played by Jaqueline Fernandez. So, she is my cousin sister and we two families are constantly at war with each other. They are at loggerheads with each other even though they technically live under the same roof . My character is an animal rights activist. She works for an organization called LAW which means Loving Animals Worldwide. That’s about my character in the film.

Is Sajid Khan a strict director?
I don’t find him very strict but he improvises on set, gives his actors’ freedom about expressing suggestions and he gets totally involved in the scene. When he watches a scene on the monitor, he is so engrossed and enjoys it so much that he bursts out in laughter and even forgets to say cut. I think, he is a very chilled out director. He is someone who enjoys working in films and someone who loves his job and is a lot of fun to work with as well.

You worked with Akshay Kumar now after working with Aamir, Salman Khan and Ajay Devgn. How was your experience shooting with the Khiladi?
Akshay is a lot of fun. I think he is a good balance of professionalism mixed with fun. He is very disciplined about maintaining himself, about his work, about his punctuality yet he is a prankster, very laid back, has a good sense of humour and a wonderful comic timing and is witty. So, I think he is a good balance of professionalism mixed with fun and being chilled out and it was amzing working with such a person.

The film was shot in London but also in Peterborough and other parts of the UK. How different was it for you to shoot outside of London as you shot all over the city for ‘London Dreams’ already?
It was amazing. We shot at a house which was an hour drive away from London. That’s where we are supposed to be living, Rishi Kapoor’s family and Randhir Kapoor’s family. We were all staying in the city but used to drive down to the house every day to shoot. I am somebody who loves drives and somebody who absorbs everything around me. Just working with a new set of people, in a whole different atmosphere outside of London was an amazing experience for me. We used to have our lunches together in that house and we were chatting all the time. I think, just that location helped us bond really really well. The fact that we were shooting outside of India, where all the actors used to get together and we would just interact, talk, bond and build personal rapports with each other was amazing and was the best part of having shot the film there.

After working in big films like Ghajini, Ready and London Dreams, you chose a multi-starrer like Housefull 2. Why did you decide to be a part of this film?
That is exactly the reason why, because it is a mutli-starrer and I had not worked in one before. Of course, I worked in London Dreams but it was not really a multi-starrer but had Ajay and Salman in it. This was the first time I was given a film with multi-heroines. Just being part of an experience like this or just the fact that both Sajids, the producer Sajid Nadiawala and director Sajid Khan, have a successful track record in this kind of commercial cinema made me want to be part of this film. I thought that I should try my hand at it and wanted to be part of a so-called Bollywood multi-starrer and I don’t think that there has been any other film at this big scale. The film brings together the veterans of an era, it brings four boys and four girls together and I thought that it would be an experience to be part of this film.

Do you think for the UK audience, Housefull 2 is a film where they need to leave their brains at home? Or is the film an intelligent comedy?
I think it is a very unpretentious film. It is about entertaining the masses. You have to come with that mentality. Sajid Khan, the director has a pulse on what the audience likes and he likes to cater to all age groups. That is why he used these animal sequences for children, we have romantic scenes for adults, we have fight sequences for boys and we have father-daughter relationships for the family audience. Sajid had tried to keep it interesting for the different age groups but made it keeping in mind the masses.

A Nadiawala Grandson Entertainment production and an Eros International release, Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen is out in UK cinemas now.

‘Housefull 2 : The Dirty Dozen’ will release with six trailers ?

If the criteria for a film’s popularity is the number of trailers of other films shown during release, then “Housefull 2” is the most popular film of all times. There are a record-breaking six trailers attached to it with chances of at least two more being finalised.

Sajid Nadiadwala, producer of the film, is at a loss as to how to stop the flow.

“Main kisko na bolun (Who could I say no to)? They’re all friends asking to be a part of ‘Housefull 2’. I’d love to have all the trailers. But if we allow them all, there will be more trailer-time than the feature film,” said Nadiadwala.

For now Nadiadwala has greenlighted six trailers – Prabhu Deva’s “Rowdy Rathore”, Kunal Kohli’s “Teri Meri Kahani”, Ekta Kapoor’s “Kya Super Kool Hain Hum”, Shoojit Sircar’s “Vicky Donor”, Supavitra Babul’s “Bittoo Boss” and Priyadarshan’s “Tezz”.

Directed by Sajid Khan, “Housefull 2” is releasing Friday.

The request for two of these trailers to be attached came from Nadiadwala’s leading men.
Apparently Akshay Kumar and John Abraham’s requested Nadiadwala to let “Rowdy Rathore” and “Vicky Donor” be attached.

And that isn’t the end of the story. There are at least five more filmmakers insisting on letting their trailers be attached to “Housefull 2”.

Nadiadwala will take a call on their fate in a day’s time.

The problem is “Housefull 2” is already a lengthy two-hour-30-minute film. Six to eight trailers would bring the complete playing-time to nearly two hours 45 minutes.

“I’ve never felt more helpless. Evry producer who wants his trailer with ‘Housefull 2’ is a friend. It’s truly a compliment to our film. Never before has any film been swamped with so many requests for trailers to be attached.

“I’m touched and flattered. But as the number of trailers grow, I feel the trailers are not attached to ‘Housefull 2’. It’s the other way around. ‘Housefull 2’ is attached to the trailers,” said Nadiadwala.

The film will release across the UK on 5th April 2012. We will have to wait and see which trailers will be attached to the international print of this highly anticipated film. 

Akshay Kumar and Asin make it a ‘Housefull’ at India vs Pakistan Cricket match

The leading actors of Housefull 2, Akshay Kumar and Asin were spotted cheering at one of the most thrilling matches of the ongoing Asia Cup 2012, Pakistan versus India played in Bangladesh on 18th March 2012.

The pair was joined by the film’s director, Sajid Khan, who along with Akshay and Asin were there to promote Housefull 2. 

Enjoying myself in Dhaka watching #IndvsPak Live with my HOUSEFULL 2 buddies” tweeted Akshay.

 Later, they were joined by the Housefull 2 cast and crew to carry on the celebrations.

After India won the match, an excited Akshay Kumar tweeted Salute to the man who never gave up in spite of all the criticism. Finally he did it. #Sachin creates history in world cricket! Congrats to Sachin Hundredkar 😀 #Respect”

 

Housefull 2: The Dirty Dozen releases nationwide in cinemas on 5th April 2012.

Eros International announces release dates for ‘Agent Vinod’, ‘Housefull 2’ and more films.

Eros International Media Ltd (EIML), a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry, has announced the theatrical release dates of some of its powerful line-up for the first half of 2012. Post a very successful 2011, which had some of the biggest and prestigious films of the year like Ra.One, Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara, Rockstar, Chalo Dilli, Bol and Desi Boyz coming from the Eros banner, Eros is now geared up for a promising 2012.

The company releases more than 75 films in a year across different languages and has clear visibility of more than 50 films in the next 12-18 months, out of which the release dates of some of the key global rights films are listed below.

Interestingly, all of these upcoming Eros International films have been shot in the UK.

Eros to start its new year with a bang with the release of highly anticipated action-adventure Agent Vinod on the 23rd of March 2012. Starring Saif Ali Khan and Kareena Kapoor, Agent Vinod, is a Saif Ali Khan and Dinesh Vijan’s Illuminati Films co-production with Eros International, directed by Sriram Raghavan. The other key cast include Ravi Kishan, Adil Hussain, Ram Kapoor and Prem Chopra. Saif Ali Khan secretly filmed an important sequence in London over two days a few months ago.

Post the stupendous box-office performance of Housefull, Eros International joins hands once again with Sajid Nadiadwala to bring to the fans the sequel to this much enjoyed comic caper – Housefull 2 on the 5th of April 2012. Produced by Sajid Nadiadwala and directed by the unmatchable Sajid Khan, Housefull 2 promises to bring the house on fire yet again with its leading starcast of Askhay Kumar, John Abraham, Riteish Deshmukh, Asin and Jaqueline Fernandes. Housefull 2, like Housefull was filmed in London and other parts of the UK earlier this year.

Next on the calendar is the untitled co-production between Kunal Kohli Productions and Eros International starring Shahid Kapoor and Priyanka Chopra. Directed by Kunal Kohli, the film  is set to release in cinemas on the 22nd of June. The film was tentatively titled Teri Meri Kahani and also stars Neha Sharma in a central role. Filming in the UK started in Stratford upon Avon in July 2011. Other filming locations include Nottingham University and the countryside in Yorkshire.

Illuminati Films and Eros International collaborate once again for their untitled Production No. 3, which is a contemporary love story written by Imtiaz Ali, directed by Homi Adajania and starring Saif Ali Khan, Deepika Padukone, Diana Penty, Dimple Kapadia, Boman Irani and Randeep Hooda. The film releases in cinemas on 13th July 2012.

Talking about the line-up, Nandu Ahuja, SVP – India Theatrical, Eros International, said: “We have an exciting line up for the coming year, and we are expecting these films to garner some good numbers in the first half of the year.”

Bollywood’s summer splash to commence with Housefull 2

Eros International to release Sajid Nadiadwala’s HOUSEFULL  worldwide on 5th April 2012

Eros International, a leading global company in Indian filmed entertainment, has announced the release date of Sajid Nadiadwala’s Housefull 2 on 5th April 2012. Audiences can look forward to the first big summer release next year with the much anticipated comic caper directed by Sajid Khan.

Following the very successful Housefull, Eros international, Producer Sajid Nadiadwala and director Sajid Khan team up once again to release their latest venture, Housefull 2 which will mark the first of the big ticket entertainers next year.

Sequel to the super hit Housefull, Housefull 2 is also a comedy in true Sajid Khan style and stars an eclectic mix of actors including Akshay Kumar, John Abraham and Riteish Deshmukh along with Asin Thottumkal, Jacqueline Fernandez, Randhir Kapoor, Zarine Khan, Shreyas Talpade, Boman Irani , Chunky Pandey, Mithun Chakraborty etc.

The film started an extensive schedule in England earlier this year  filming at locations like London, Peterborough, Stamford and Tilford. While Shankhar-Ehsaan-Loy composed the music for Housefull , the soundtrack for the sequel has been composed by Sajid-Wajid.

Housefull had a very successful innings at the box office on its release on 30th April 2010. The film had grossed Rs. 95 crores worldwide in its first week with Rs. 75 crores gross coming from India (Rs. 52.3 crores nett) and Rs. 20 crores overseas.

Check out this exclusive picture on location in London: