Yash Raj Film’s two projects, Maneesh Sharma’s untitled project and Ali Abbas Zafar’s Gunday have taken off. Sharma’s film which stars Sushant Singh Rajput and Parineeti Chopra took off in Jaipur on December 1. On the other hand, Gunday took off in Mumbai on December 8. The film stars Priyanka Chopra, Ranveer Singh and Arjun Kapoor.
A new Kabuliwala
If all things go well, Amitabh Bachchan may reprise the role of Kabuliwala, which was will last played by Balraj Sahni. French-Afghan film-maker Atiq Rahimi’s adaptation of Rabindranath Tagore’s classic, Kabuliwala, sets the film in modern-day Kolkata, following. a Afghanistan refugee’s friendship with a five-year-old Bengali girl. The film will be shot in Kolkata and Jaisalmer for 60 days starting June 2013. Produced by Sunil Doshi’s Mumbai-based Handmade Films, Doshi confirmed that Bachchan is being approached for it.
Balaji signs Mohit Suri
Mohit Suri, who is known to direct films only for the Bhatts, is finally ready to branch out. The director is set to work with Balaji Motion Pictures next.
Suri confirms, “Yes, I have signed with Balaji.” Though, the cast of this film is yet to be decided. It was speculated that Arjun Kapoor would be starring in this project but Suri denies it, “We are still finalising the cast.” Last year, Suri helmed the successful Murder 2 and he is currently working on Aashiqui 2 starring Aditya Roy Kapur and Shraddha Kapoor, a co-production between Vishesh Films and T-Series.