By: Raymond Ronamai
Friday, July 06, 2007
What do you expect when Bollywood meet Hollywood? A cocktail of romance, action, sentiments and much more, isn't it? Well, you will see something unique if things work out right. Two big entertainment companies have struck a deal to jointly produce films in the future. Now, they are trying to rope in Hollywood actress Salma Hayek to act with Akshay Kumar in their first project.
The Indian talent agency Carving Dreams Entertainment (CDE) and Hollywood Studios International, a Hollywood based entertainment company, have struck a $100million deal to initiate many Hollywood-Bollywood joint ventures in future with popular artistes in both the industries. CDE is the first Indian company to sign such a big deal with a Hollywood studio. In fact, CDE has many clientÏ¿'le including Hrithik Roshan, Ajay Devgan, Kajol, Irrfan Khan, Bipasha Basu and Isha Sharvani. The good news is that their films will be simultaneously shot in English and Hindi.
Mr. Saxton of Hollywood Studio International said, "For an Independent production house, where low budgets average from $10-15 million and go up to 30 million, this is a significant investment. It has an appeal similar to that of The Italian Job, which did very well internationally." HSI will also be adding Hollywood stars, having its writers re-write scripts for international audiences.
Adding more spice to the curry, their first project will have Bollywood actors Akshay Kumar and Irrfan Khan, and Maxican beauty Salma Hayek is likely to act in it. However, Salma is yet to give the nod.
Well, it would be great to see the hot Indian star romancing sexy Hollywood actress of 'Desperado' fame on the big screen!