The limited and strategic release of Ek Vivaah Aisa Bhi worked somewhat and gave the Barjatya's another moderate success in a few circuits. The film completed 50 days of its run at several cities of the country, last week. But in Bollywood, the show must go on and so it does for one of the country's oldest and most prestigious production house, the Rajshris. News from reliable sections of the trade is that Sooraj Barjatya's assistant, Arti Bagdi, who assisted Sooraj during Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon, is all set to direct an Indo–Japanese love story, set in the U.K.
The love story centres around an Indian girl and a Japanese boy who meet in London, where both of them are for higher education. Like most of Sooraj's film (especially Maine Pyar Kiya), the couple remains best of friends, ultimately falling in love and then they face opposition from their respective parents. Tamanna Bhatia and Yusuke Yuwi Fukuchi, a Japanese model, have been chosen to play the lead actors. Both are rank newcomers. The film is all set to roll in January and will be shot for a month or so in Mumbai and will then shift to Coventry U.K, in March–April next year.
Story first published: Wednesday, December 31, 2008, 13:32 [IST]