Shraddha injures herself on the sets of ABCD 2
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Actress Shraddha Kapoor, who will be next seen in the dance drama ABCD 2, injured herself during rehearsals.
Shraddha plays a dancer in the film, which is a sequel to the 2013 hit. The actress suffered a muscle pull while trying to learn split for one of the scenes.
She is currently undergoing physiotherapy sessions and has been advised a week's rest.
"It was a result of over enthusiasm which led to a partial muscle tear. I guess I have to be a lot more careful while rehearsing because it is very important to understand your body and how much you can push it. But I love dancing so much that I'm praying this injury heals quickly," Shraddha said in in Mumbai.
The film is being directed by Remo D'Souza and stars actor Varun Dhawan opposite Shraddha.
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Image: Shraddha Kapoor
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Salman Khan: No formula to guarantee super-hit movies
Salman Khan, whose movies have repeatedly grossed over Rs 100 crore, says there is no formula of making super-hit and money-minting movies and filmmakers should also focus on content.
"When people talk about numbers, they are very generous and say this movie will cross Rs 300 crore, Rs 400 crore and even Rs 500 crore. But then the films are big disasters," Khan said while talking to reporters.
The 48-year old superstar, who was accompanied by his Kick costar Jacqueline Fernandez and author Chetan Bhagat, said till the time a movie is released and reaches the audiences, "there is no guarantee of any movie being a super-duper hit or a flop.
"There is no formula. The best of the directors have failed miserably, the best producers, actors who have given hit after hit and feel that (their movie) is going to be the biggest film but those films have not done well," he said.
The Dabangg star feels the success of a film depends on the first day reaction of the audience. "That is it. No amount of us promoting the movie (can make the movie a hit)."
Khan said filmmakers cannot predict whether a movie will touch Rs 300 crore or Rs 400 crore.
"It does not make any sense to me at all. How can you predict the amount of people who will go and watch the film," he said, adding, "We all want make to make a Sholay or a Mughal-e-Azam."
When asked if filmmakers should also focus on content of the movies instead of targetting hundred crore-plus revenues, Khan agreed saying, "till the time you do not concentrate on content, you cannot achieve those numbers."
Image: Salman Khan
Photographs: Pradeep Bandekar
Imran to romance Kangna in Katti Batti
Actors Imran Khan and Kangna Ranaut will be paired together in Katti Batti, a love story to be directed by Nikhil Advani and produced by UTV Motion Pictures.
Kangna, who will be seen as Payal in the film, feels that the story will strike a chord with the new generation.
"Writers have used elements like the battle of the sexes, issues of urban couples, expanded truth and non-linear narrative. We have UTV as the producers and I have worked with them in Fashion and Life in a Metro, two of my most memorable films," Kangna said in a statement in Mumbai.
Imran, who will be essaying the role of Maddy, is eagerly waiting to start shooting for the film.
"My last outing with UTV was Delhi Belly and we have worked together on many films like Jaane Tu... Ya Jaane Na, I Hate Luv Storys and Ek Main aur Ekk Tu. We hope to recreate the magic with Katti Batti. Nikhil is a great storyteller and Kangana is one of the finest actors of our generation," Imran said.
Nikhil thinks the casting of the film is apt, going by its story line.
"I am elated by this casting combination as it is a dream to work with Kangna. Her body of work has not dulled her ability to bring humility to her craft. Imran is drawing from new personal experiences and emotions and brings with him a fresh approach," Nikhil said.
The film is about new age relationships.
"It's a most unusual love story steeped in the culture and language of today's relationships. We wanted to make sure that the script gets the right director and cast. We are thrilled to have Nikhil, Imran and Kangana on board for the film," said Siddharth Roy Kapur, Managing Director, Disney India.
Katti Batti will go on the floors later this year and is scheduled for a worldwide release in 2015.
Image: Imran Khan and Kangna Ranaut
Photographs: Abhijit Mhamunkar