Bhushan Kumars next titled Nonsense
After exploring romance, action and thrillers, T-Series is all set to make a quirky comedy. Produced by Bhushan Kumar, the comedy titled Nonsense will see an unusual combination of Sharman Joshi, Zarine Khan and Vir Das
The star cast who will be seen together for the first time has Zarine playing a journalist in the film, while Sharman and Vir are playing NGO workers who unites warring families. Nonsense will be directed by Ashwin Shetty who marks his debut in Hindi film industry has directed several TV commercials. Ashwin was also an associate director on Heyy Babyy, Housefull and Heropanti.
Bhushan Kumar impressed by Ashwin's work says, "The fresh casting with a quirky script will leave the audience in splits. Ashwin is good in his work and I have full faith in him. When he and Harsh came for narration, the dialogues and the way Harsh took us through the film we were laughing our heart out. This film will be a definite watch for the youth and everyone will leave the theatres entertained."
Harsh Limbachiya, who penned the TV show Comedy Circus, is writing the dialogues as well as the screenplay of Nonsense. Vir Das and Sharman Joshi who are popular for their comic timings will leave the audience in splits with this film.
Nonsense is expected to go on floors early next year.
Producer of 1988 film Libaas sends legal notice to IFFI
A 80s classic that rediscovered its identity in IFFI 2014 has led to a controversy. Starring Shabana Azmi and Naseeruddin Shah and directed by Gulzar, Libaas is a remake of one of the finest short stories of the poet. The film that traces the nuances of marital relationships and infidelity was screened at the International Film Festival of India, which was held in Goa this year. However, producer Vikas Mohan is very upset with this since the festival organizers did not take his permission to screen it.
Hence, a miffed Vikas has decided to go the legal way and sent a notice to the IFFI authorities accusing them of cheating. The notice states that the film was indeed given to IFFI in 1991 but with a condition that they won't be able to screen it after 22 years without the permission of the producer, that is, Vikas Mohan. Also, they have asked the officials at IFFI to make the screening commercial by demanding money from the ones who have attended the same at the festival. Also, Vikas has added that he has asked for the copy of the film to be returned to him along with a public apology from the IFFI organizers. However, IFFI hasn't responded to these claims.
On the other hand, producer Vikas Mohan has plans to release the film since 26 years ago, the film could not find distributors owing to the downfall of Gulzar Saab's career as a director. However, Vikas who still considers Libaas as one of the masterpieces has expressed his desire to find distributors for the film.
Victorian election candidate sacked for ties to Sunny Leone
Bollywood or for that matter any film industry is filled with bizarre tales recounting unheard of events or happenings. However in a twist to the daily life, a Liberal Party candidate who was running for the Victorian elections later this week in Thomastown, Australia, has apparently been sacked from his post, due to his ties with porn star turned Bollywood actress Sunny Leone.
Apparently, Nitin Gursahani was standing for the seat of Thomastown before it was revealed he was helping to promote Sunny Leone's Melbourne tour. In a statement released, the party claims that since Gursahani failed to disclose his connection with the tour, apart from the fact that the material (Sunny Leone being a porn star) did not reflect the party values.
As for Gursahani, his involvement in Sunny Leone's tour comes in the form of the family business that deals with organizing and executing events pertinent to Bollywood, of which he is the marketing manager.
Sajid Nadiadwala signs Armaan Kohli for a two film deal
Armaan Kohli, who was last seen in the 2003 film LOC: Kargil, has been missing from the big screen. However, the actor's career seems to have received a jumpstart post his appearance in the Bigg Boss house last year. In fact post his stint in the house, Armaan has been signed to play a negative role in Sooraj Barjatya's next Salman Khan starrer Prem Ratan Dhan Payo.
Now we hear that Armaan Kohli has also been roped in for a two film deal by producer director Sajid Nadiadwala. Kohli confirmed the development saying that Nadiadwala had called him to the office and requested him to be part of two films from the five that he was intending on starting.
However, though Armaan Kohli is pretty kicked about the multiple films, he refuses to divulge any details of the same.
Nishikant Kamats next to be produced by Vikram Malhotra
Filmmaker Nishikant Kamat has now decided to explore the period cinema space with his next. The director who is busy making Rocky Handsome with John Abraham, a remake of The Man From Nowhere, has already started scripting for the same.
Talking about the development and his fascination with period films, Nishikant mentioned that he has been toying with the idea of making this film for the past couple of years and has even been discussing about it with writer Ritesh Shah. It is a film set in the 50s and also, the director will be giving a different cinematic colour to it considering the era in which it is set. Moreover, the filmmaker also added that this is the right time to make such a film since audience has been accepting towards this genre.
The film in question is said to be a thriller but the cast for the same is yet to be finalized. Nishikant claimed that since the film is in the initial stages of scripting, he hasn't decided on who is going to lead the cast but he is sure to have A-listers on board. He also revealed that since it is a period film, it will be set in a huge canvas and hence he'll require such grand locations. The yet to be titled film will be produced by Vikram Malhotra.
The script of the untitled film will be completed by January and hence, it is slated to go on floors by early or mid 2015.