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Salman and Akshay fight it out!
Syed Firdaus Ashraf | December 10, 2003 19:33 IST
Producer Sajid Nadiawala wants something hatke.
None of the usual dishum-dishum between two heroes in his latest film, Mujhse Shaadi Karogi.
So, you have Salman Khan fighting 100 Akshay Kumars for heroine Priyanka Chopra!
Director David Dhawan gets ready for the shot. When he yells 'action', Akshay Kumar steps forward, along with two look-alikes. Replete with artificial nose and padded jaws, it is hard to tell the difference between Akshay and his look-alikes.
Salman takes his position against the three Akshays after taking his shirt off and displaying his muscles. After the shot, he struts around shirtless with light blue jeans and cowboy shoes. A earring in his navel grabs attention.
When asked about three Akshays on the sets, Dhawan replies, "Watch the film and you will see what wonders we are doing with it. I cannot reveal anything more because it will lead to revealing the story."
Nadiadwala plans to spend Rs 22 crore [Rs 220 million] on the film. After its Mumbai stint, the unit will fly to Mauritius and Italy to shoot 50 per cent of the film.
In Mumbai, the shooting venue is atop a hillock in Film City. Called Helipad, the place is windy, green and very silent. There are no buildings around.
Some children roller skate and cycle for the shot. A huge library has the numbers 1850 painted on it. A church, some restaurants and pubs constitute the rest of the sets.
Akshay states that he was keen to learn more about the technology in Mujhse Shaadi Karogi. "I know there were some scenes in Matrix which took 90 days to shoot. It is interesting to know about this technology. But it will take a long time for such technologies to come to India."
Mujhse Shaadi Karogiis likely to release in May 2004.
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