Ravi Chopra’s Bhoothnath tstarring both Amitabh Bachchan and Shah Rukh Khan will have Juhi Chawla in a special role. The bubbly actress is paired with Shah Rukh Khan. According to Ravi, “Bhoothnath is an emotional story of the relationship between grandparents and grandchildren." But he quickly adds, “It’s unlike Babul or Baghbaan.”
Devdas No. 4 After K L Saigal, Dilip Kumar and Shah Rukh Khan, it’s now Abhay Deol’s turn to play Devdas. When asked if has seen the earlier versions, says Abhay, “I have only seen Sanjay Leela Bhansali’s film. But my film Dev D is very different from Devdas. I play a rich, modern guy from North India, who is educated abroad. Instead of dhoti and kurta, I will be clad in jeans and T-shirts in the film.” Abhay is currently shooting for Junction with Shilpa Shukla and Ranvir Shorey and will start shooting for Dev D in November.
Child’s play Very few people know that Neil Mukesh, the new kid on the block (grandson of singer Mukesh), has worked as a child artiste in two films —Yash Chopra’s Vijay and Jaisee Karni Waise Bharni. “I would look forward to the chocolate that Yash Uncle would give me each time I gave a good shot,” smiles the handsome Neil.
Another goal Sagarika Ghatge, who played Preeti Sabharwal in the recent hit Chak De India, has bagged a prestigious advertisement contract with Reebok.
She will share the limelight with other Reebok brand ambassadors such as Dhoni, Yuvraj and Irfan Pathan. Says the youngster, “It feels great. I was a keen sportsperson in school and college.”
Why remakes? Veteran music director Pyarelal of Laxmikant-Pyarelal fame, rubbishes the latest trend of doing remakes of yesteryear superhits. He says, “Take for example Don. Where was the need for Shah Rukh to do a remake when he is flooded with other offers.
I wonder what Farhan Akhtar (director of Don-2) achieved by making this film.”