Bollywood news keeps getting weirder by the day!
Akshay Kumar To Play Lord Krishna
Akshay ‘Rowdy’ Kumar will be playing Lord Krishna in a film being produced by Paresh Rawal! Akshay even claims that he would even win awards for it… Well, all we can say is that since Akshay needs to prove his mettle at the box-office as a solo lead, maybe turning God will make things better for him!
Amitabh Bachchan Talks Zanjeer
The proposed Zanjeer remake has been it the news for quite some time for reasons as different as South star Ram Charan trying to break into Bollywood to writers Salim-Javed asking for their share for the remaking rights.
But, now it seems, all is well. After all, Amitabh Bachchan, who had shot to fame with the original Zanjeer, has given his support to the remake. We are reproducing Big B’s long quasi-legal statement put on his blog verbatim:
“While on set I learnt that ‘Zanzeer’ the II was being shot on an adjoining floor and that Charan the hero and its maker Apoorva Lakhia wanted to visit me. Charan is a very successful star in his own right in Telugu cinema, he is the son of superstar Chiranjeevi, a dear friend. I met them and wished them well. The producer is Prakash Mehra’s son Amit, named after me during my long association with Prakash ji during and after Zanzeer. The rights belong to Mehra and they have the right to make or remake what they like. I cannot have a say in it. I worked as an artist in the film and got my remuneration for it. Over ! Seeking my opinion would be incorrect. Whatever I say shall be developed into a huge media story and nothing else. What matters at the end would be what the film possessed in quality and intent and content. That is it. For this I can only give my very best wishes. I do hope they will make a successful film, and who knows 20 years from now they may want to remake another make of it. So where does that leave your reaction to this now !! Be content with the fact that it is a compliment to the film being remade – it was worthy of remaking when you had a hand in making the original. How many films do carry the benefit of a remake, is what needs to be appreciated also.”