Thursday, July 12, 2007
Bollywood films still don't make the cut at big international film
awards. But that is hardly a block for our desi actors and
actresses from bagging fleshy roles in foreign films.
First Mallika Sherawat got Unveiled, then Akshay Kumar was
offered Australian Bandstand and now Salman Khan's Marigold
is ready for release.
Buzz is that Akshay will soon share the screen with Mexican
beauty Salma Hayek in a joint production of Hollywood Studios
International and India's Carving Dreams Entertainment.
The Big B was recently offered an important role in Ridley
Scott's thriller Body Of Lies but Bacchhan reportedly refused
because he felt he would hardly be noticed alongside Hollywood
biggies Leonardo DiCaprio and Russell Crowe. Curiously enough, he
has agreed to play a kind-hearted Mumbai gangster in Mira Nair's
forthcoming film Shantaram, with Johnny Depp in the
winning reality show Big Brother, Shipa Shetty is also all set to
play Sita, opposite Keanu Reeves as Ram, in Los-Angeles based
producer Uru Patel's ambitious project Hanuman. Indian actor Aseem
Merchant will play Laxman.
Satish Kaushik has also landed the lead role in British film
Seven Seas. The Bollywood actor-director finds it a big achievement
as "our actors usually don't get to play the lead in an
Veteran Naseeruddin Shah's Shoot on Sight revolves around the
July 7, 2005, bombings in London , and is on the floors.
How we wish the trend also worked the other way round, roping in
Hollywood biggies for our masala movies.
Mallika to auction her Mehbooba outfit
Kangna betrays Bhatt camp
Mallika Sherawat to smooch Simbu! Pyaar Ke Side Effects hits south
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