Patiala House: Nikhil Advani’s film about a huge Indian family settled in London. The February release will get the Bobby team back together. Yes, besides Akshay Kumar and Anushka Sharma, it stars Rishi Kapoor and Dimple Kapadia, too. Rishi Kapoor’s son, Akshay, wants to play cricket for England. But the dad is dead against this.
Murder 2: Mahesh Bhatt’s sequel to his hit Murder, but minus Mallika Sherawat and director Anurag Basu this time. Emraan Hashmi will be paired with Jacqueline Fernandes in the second part to be directed by Mohit Suri.
Aamir Khan’s film with Reema Kagti: If Aamir Khan has agreed to act in Reema Kagti’s film, there must be something in it. Of course, Reema has Honeymoon Travels Pvt. Ltd. to her credit. That’s the film with which her honeymoon in Bollywood started. But the expectations from the Aamir starrer would be sky-high even if she were a rank newcomer. After all, Aamir doesn’t become part of a project till he is very sure. Of this, the public is very sure.
Agent Vinod: Saif Ali Khan proved lucky in his first production venture, Love Aaj Kal. He is hoping, box-office history repeats itself in his second outing as producer – this time with girlfriend Kareena Kapoor as his leading lady and with Sriram Raghavan as director.
Players: Abbas-Mastan are officially remaking The Italian Job with Bobby Deol, Abhishek Bachchan, Neil Nitin Mukesh, Bipasha Basu, Sonam Kapoor and Omi Vaidya. And the audience can be sure, the director duo will do a good Indianised job of ‘The Italian Job’.
Bodyguard: Salman Khan and Kareena Kapoor team up in this remake of a Malayalam film (of the same name). Even before the Hindi version can start, the film is being remade in Tamil. All the three versions have a common director in Siddiqui. Salman’s bro-in-law, Atul Agnihotri, produces the film which will be Salman’s Eid offering in 2011. And we all know how lucky Eid is for this Khan.
Joker: Shirish Kunder may not have started the principal photography of his second directorial venture, ‘Joker’, but he hopes to wrap up the shooting in five months flat, once he gets started in early 2011. Akshay Kumar plays the male lead in this 3D human drama which will be “on the lines of the Hollywood film, Life Is Beautiful”, as Shirish’s filmmaker-choreographer wife, Farah Khan, puts it. Sonakshi Sinha is the female lead.
Haunted: India’s first 3D horror film, ‘Haunted’, is bound to generate excitement when it hits the screens in April this year. This is Vikram Bhatt’s most expensive project to-date. It will re-launch Mithun Chakraborty’s son, Mimoh, under the new name of Mahakshay Chakraborty. A new face, Tia Bajpai, is being introduced in the flick.