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Tara Sutaria to be paired opposite Ahan Shetty in Sajid Nadiadwala’s next.

Acclaimed Director Milan Luthria who’s Dirty picture got popular actress Vidya Balan a national award now has Tara Sutaria on board for his next film. The film is currently in the pre-production stage and is expected to go on floors soon. The production house (NGE) had earlier announced the launch of Ahan Shetty in Bollywood in the remake of the Telugu cult movie RX100 which has essentially broken all records. 

Ahan has been training heavily in action for the movie and after confirming Tara now, the team is ready to kick-start. Sajid Nadiadwala shares, “We have found our leading lady and I must say Tara is really a proficient actor. I feel they will make a really romantic and an interesting pair for the audiences to see. We shall begin shooting from June.”

According to the makers, Ahan and Tara will create magic on the big screen since it’s a fresh pairing and also as performers they are both raw & ready. This compulsive pair of Ahan and Tara leaves us wanting to know more.  

Talking to the man who beholds the ship, Milan Luthria unfolds, “The plot of the film is very intriguing, a love saga which will leave the audience surprised. It’s a stark love story, with both the leads having strong parts. I have seen Tara and Ahan perform together during the rehearsal workshops and they have immense chemistry. We’re set to go now.”

Milan Luthria along with the writer Rajat Arora and the crew recently did a recce in Dehradun, Hrishikesh and Mussorrie. Currently, the team is in search for the movie’s title. The film produced under the banner Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment & presented by Fox Star Studios will go on floors by June 2019.

Eros International’s Housefull 3 to be shot in the UK

SajidEros International Media Limited, a leading global company in the Indian film entertainment industry today announced its continued partnership with Sajid Nadiadwala to release the third instalment of the hugely successful comedy franchise Housefull. Following the unprecedented success of the first two in the series, Eros once again teams up with Nadiadwala Grandson Entertainment for the much awaited Housefull 3, directed by writer-turned-director duo Sajid-Farhad.

Commenting on the association, Jyoti Deshpande, Group CEO – Eros International Media Ltd said, “We share a special relationship with Sajid that goes back several decades and are excited to have Sajid back with us. What better film to start with than the third instalment of the hit franchise Housefull. It promises to be a star studded laugh riot shot lavishly in the UK, Sajid Nadiadwala style.”

Producer Sajid Nadiadwala added, “I’m happy to team up with Eros once more for this very popular series. Housefull 3 will be bigger and funnier and we are confident together we will once again successfully present some wholesome entertainment to audiences worldwide”.

The film is slated for a 2015 release.

‘Highway’ my attempt to have more elbow room: Imtiaz Ali

Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz Ali in London (6)Imtiaz Ali says he braced himself for a free fall while working on his experimental road drama Highway but the director is happy that the risk has paid off.

The film, starring Alia Bhatt and Randeep Hooda, was made on a budget of Rs 18.25 crore. Ali says the film earned Rs 15.50 crore before its release and made Rs 22.38 crore from 800 screens in its first week of release. The director, who turned producer for Highway with his Window Seat Films, says the project was his attempt to have more creative freedom.

“With ‘Highway’ I was trying to plant a seed. How else do you create an elbow room for yourself? I want to direct what I feel is interesting not what is supposed to be my zone. I don’t want it to be narrow. It was a huge risk as I was into completely uncharted territory but luckily it paid off,” Ali said in an interview.

Things started falling into place when Sajid Nadiadwala pitched in by turning a presenter while AR Rahman came on board for music again after collaborating with Ali on Rockstar. Still assailed by doubts, Ali says he promised himself that he will abandon the project midway if the story did not come together as it was an open script.

“I took money from Sajid bhai hoping that I will manage to return it and if I don’t I will pay him by working. I have always tried to make profitable films because people’s offices shut down if films fail and I will do everything to avoid that. This is why I wanted Highway to be my risk alone,” says Imtiaz.

The journey has not ended for Ali with the release of the film as he has been touring cities and gouging audience response by visiting cinema halls.

“The audience has responded and connected with the story on an emotional level with both Alia and Randeep’s characters. It is very important to have honest feedback and that comes directly from those who have just watched your film. This is why I have been travelling even now,” he said.

Alia Bhatt and Imtiaz in London (1)Ali was trying to make the film for a long time and now that it has released, he says there is a certain vacuum.

“There is always a vacuum at the end of a film. I was trying to make it for so long and I know that I have made it there is a certain kind of emotional gratification that has happened,” Imtiaz said.

The ‘Jab We Met’ director says the lessons he learnt while directing ‘Highway’ will impact the course of his future films. His next will have Ranbir Kapoor after Rockstar.

“I am now zoning towards the other film. I think I will go into it quickly. It is again something that I have been thinking for a while now. It is projection of something that is very personal but it is told in a story telling type of way. I don’t know how it will turn out,” says Ali.

The director says he has to begin from zero as the previous versions of the story were lost when his computer crashed.

“All the other versions have been erased and I have to begin from zero which in a way is good. I will be able to recall what is important while the decorations would be gone. I am glad about it,” he said.

Source:PTI

Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor romance in the first trailer of ‘2 States’

The wait is finally over, as the trailer of Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor starrer 2 States has been released by Dharma Productions.

The trailer reveals great incredible chemistry between the lead couple as they are seen romancing on-campus, while the second half shows their love being put to the test.

A Disney UTV presentation, and a Sajid Nadiadwala & Karan Johar production, 2 States has been directed by Abhishek Varman and stars Alia Bhatt and Arjun Kapoor.

It is based on Chetan Bhagat’s best-selling novel 2 States, and is slated to release in UK cinemas on 18th April, 2014.

Check out photos from the trailer launch by Varinder Chawla:

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