» Khan brothers starrer Amar Akbar Anthony scrapped
Khan brothers starrer Amar Akbar Anthony scrapped
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Ramesh Taurani's plan to remake Amar Akbar Anthony with
the Khan brothers Salman, Sohail and Arbaaz has run into rough
weather. Launched in 2006, it appears that it has been shelved.
Says an industry source, "TIPS announced the launch of Manmohan
Desai's remake of Amar Akbar Anthony in 2006 but till now,
the film hasn't made progress.
It was to start in 2009 but now the Khan brothers and David have
taken a decision to shelve the film. The decision was taken after
God Tussi Great Ho released. Since God Tussi didn't do well both
thought the audience might not like the Khan brothers again as it
would be a case of over exposure. David Dhawan too doesn't have
dates till next year. He is also busy with the launch of his
production house and his son's career."
The source adds, "The film ran into problems last year too with
Salman making it clear that he no longer wants to be part of it as
he was not happy with the role of Anthony. Salman was playing
Amitabh's role while Arbaaz was playing Amar (Vinod Khanna) and
Sohail was playing Akbar (Rishi Kapoor). Salman's girlfriend
Katrina Kaif was slotted to play the role done by Parveen Babi in
the original. The decision to shelve Amar Akbar Anthony
was taken a few days ago but Sohail and Taurani have decided not to
announce it right now as Taurani wants the schedule of his next
film Ajab Prem Ki Gajab Kahani which is being shot in Ooty to be
They say it's on!
Ramesh Taurani: "Amar Akbar Anthony hasn't been
shelved. We will start shooting in early 2009."
Sohail Khan: "It's not true that we have shelved the film as we
brothers didn't want to act together. Amar Akbar Anthony
will start by the end of next year."