By: Taran Adarsh, IndiaFM
Tuesday, October 24, 2006
24th October is an important day in the life of Subhash Ghai. It happens to be his marriage anniversary. And Ghai makes it a point to start a new film on this date year after year. Well, Ghai will be officially announcing not two/three/four, but SIX films later in the day.
The first two projects will be directed by Ghai himself. The first to go on floors is Black N White, which will be produced under the banner of Mukta Searchlight Films. It will be shot in one schedule, from 21st November, and will introduce a new lead man -- Anurag Sinha, a diploma holder from FTII, Pune. Anil Kapoor will play a stellar role in this film.
The second film Ghai will direct will star Salman Khan and two top heroines. To be made under the banner of Mukta Arts Entertainment, the film will be shot from mid-April to mid-September 2007 and will be released in Diwali 2007. A.R. Rahman will score the music of this film. "It's budgeted at Rs. 30 crores," Ghai reveals.
Nagesh Kukunoor will direct the third film, which is titled Bombay to Bangkok. The fourth project, to be directed by Kukunoor's chief assistant Shashi Silgudia, is titled Cycle Kick and will go on floors next month, in November.
Anees Bazmee, Abbas-Mustan and Anurag Bose [Gangster] will direct one film each, all big-budget ventures. These three films will be launched in 2007. The cast and credits of these ventures are under finalization.
"It's high time we focus on good stories and scripts than mere proposal making," Ghai states.
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