Snippets: Finally a nod

April 22, 2013 07:31 pm | Updated 08:05 pm IST

Gulzar. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

Gulzar. Photo: Shiv Kumar Pushpakar

The film fraternity is aware that it takes a lot to make Gulzar pick up his pen and many were thrilled when a bit of news came in last week. Rakeysh Omprakash Mehra had requested the writer-director-poet-lyricist to develop the script of his forthcoming film based on the Punjabi tragic romance of Mirza-Sahiban. Rakeysh reportedly wants a modern-day version of the folk tale and though he loves to pen his own scripts, this time he has made an exception and approached Gulzar. The story goes that when he was just 22, Rakeysh had approached the renowned writer for a script of Devdas as well, which didn't work out.

Working hard

Shahid Kapoor is making sure that he makes an impressive comeback on screen with Prabhudeva’s next Rambo Rajkumar . Cashing in on a popular trend currently, Shahid is practising for his action sequences like never before. Reportedly, the movie is peppered with hand combats and insane stunts, including an attack sequence involving 40 men, which has become a given in Prabhudeva’s films. The actor is undergoing extreme training to make it look as convincing as Salman Khan and Akshay Kumar did in their Prabhudeva films.

Sanjay Gupta =Yash Chopra?

Sonu Sood, who ‘reportedly’ plays Dawood Ibrahim in Sanjay Gupta’s upcoming Shootout At Wadala, says, he is thrilled to be in a Sanjay Gupta film. “He really portrays men well. I was thrilled when he approached me. His men have strong roles and a stylish look. I think what Yash Chopra was to his heroines, Sanjay is to his heroes. He makes them look superb,” says the actor.

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