Yash Raj Productions will have a busy 2007 Madhuri Dixits comeback vehicle directed by Anil Mehta, Jhoom Barabar Jhoom, Tara Rum Pum Pum, Chooriyan and Chak De! India.
Aishwarya Rai can finally claim her global glory. After sliding in and out of Cannes for three years as LOreals official mascot, the 34 year old has her first mainstream Hollywood release in Doug Leflers The Last Legion (Colin Firth, Ben Kingsley). Irrfan has Mira Nairs The Namesake and the Angelina Jolie-starrer A Mighty Heart, while Chunkey Panday is doing Shantaram.
Sports films could well be the flavour: 2007 offers Nisha Chainanis Mumbai Marathon, Shimit Amins Chak De! India and Vivek Agnihotris Goal and Vicky Singhs Raaste.
Screen scorcher Hrithik Roshan returns with Ashutosh Gowarikars Jodhaa Akbar. Says Roshan: Jodhaa Akbaris taking me somewhere Ive never travelled even in my imagination. It is an amazing experience. Junior B springs back with Guru, and Jhoom Barabar Jhoom. SRK has a busy year ahead: Chak De! India, Om Shanti Om and Don2. Rani Mukherjee basks in Yash Raj glory with Tara Rum Pum Pum and Chooriyan, Preity swings to Jhoom.., and Ash tries to salvage her career with Guru, Provoked, Jodha Akbar, while Priyanka Chopra and Vidya Balan sizzle in Salaam-e-Ishq.Fresh faces Prashant Raj (Jai in RGV Ke Sholay), Sikander Kher (Woodstock Villa), Jiah Khan (Nishabd), Sonam and Ranbir Kapoor (Saawariya) take their first bow.
As the going gets bigger and better, 2007 will bring big ticket hits, new superstars and greater strides for the Mumbai dream factory.