Friday, July 07, 2006
There is a buzz that filmmakers Mani Ratnam and Yash Chopra have joined hands for Mani Ratnam's forthcoming film Guru. It is believed that after the failure of Dil Se and Yuva, distributors were a little hesitant to go for Mani Ratnam's Guru, except for Aditya Chopra, who is ready to take it as a challenge as he finds a lot of potential in the film.
The closest that the two entities got so far is when Yash Raj distributed Saathiya directed by Shaad Ali, which originally was a Mani Ratnam creation. Mani Ratnam had directed the original Tamil film Alai Payuthey and was given credits in the Hindi remake. If everything goes fine, then Guru will be Mani Ratnam's first movie to be distributed by yash raj films.
Rumors also have it that Guru is based on the late business tycoon Dhirubhai Ambani but we don't buy it as there is no official confirmation on the same. Guru has a mammoth starcast comprising of Mithun Chakravarthy, Abhishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai, R Madhavan, Vidya Balan, Mallika Sherawat and Arya Babbar.