|Rediff India Abroad Home | All the sections|
It's do or die for Hrithik?
Rediff Entertainment Bureau | July 14, 2003 20:56 IST
The unexpected failure of Sooraj R Barjatya's Main Prem Ki Diwani Hoon seems to have shortchanged Hrithik Roshan's career.
The 29-year-old actor, however, is taking the disappointment in his stride. Instead of brooding over his flops, Hrithik is actively engaged in the publicity of his home production, Koi...Mil Gaya.
Directed by father Rakesh Roshan, the film carries excellent pre-release reports. Roshan Sr had earlier directed Hrithik's debut Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai, which turned the young actor into an overnight celebrity.
If the film works, Hrithik will be back in the reckoning. If not, Roshan's last chance is Farhan Akhtar's Lakshya (Amitabh Bachchan, Preity Zinta).
And now, a Devgan film fest!
2003 is undeniably Ajay Devgan's year in terms of number of releases.
Tables have turned for the actor this year. His supernatural thriller Bhoot scored at the box office, and his latest release, Qayamat, too, has recorded a bumper opening.
Interestingly, Devgan has around half a dozen films lined for release this year beginning with Prakash Jha's Gangajaal, J P Dutta's LoC, Deepak Bahry's Parwana, Rajkumar Santoshi's Khakee and Rohit Shetty's Zameen.
On the personal front, Devgan likes to spend his free time with wife Kajol and their two-and-half month-old daughter Nysa.
From business to Bollywood tycoon?
Lured by the glamour of Bollywood, business tycoon Vijay Mallya has joined hands with Suniel Shetty and Prakash Khubchandani of Popcorn Entertainment to produce a film.
Tentatively titled Rakth (blood), the project will be directed by Mahesh Manjrekar and features Sanjay Dutt and Bipasha Basu.
Rumoured to be a remake of Sam Raimi's The Gift (Cate Blanchett, Keanu Reeves, Hilary Swank, Greg Kinnear), the plot revolves around a tarot card reader (Basu) and her forecasts.
Besides Rakth, Dutt and Basu star together in Mani Shankar's supernatural thriller, Rudraksha.
Click here for More Reports