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London Dreams: Like Moulin Rouge?
Subhash K Jha | January 23, 2006 15:42 IST
Ajay Devgan has almost become Raj Kumar Santoshi's resident hero.
After the versatile filmmaker completes his political drama Saamna with Ajay in the lead, he goes on to the grand musical London Dreams in the middle of next year. The latter is unlike any film Santoshi has ever made. Moving away from the gut-wrenching action of his trademark films (Ghayal, Lajja), London Dreams moves to London to delineate the life and times and music of Asian underground music.
It is the story of the rise and fall of an Indi-rock band, and A R Rahman has already been roped in to create the global sounds of this unorthodox Bollywood musical.
The real surprise in the project will be the return of Salman Khan to Santoshi's cinema. Some years ago, the two had teamed up for the uproarious comedy Andaz Apna Apna. Now, Salman, who is currently on a signing spree (he has lately said yes to Nikhil Advani and Samir Karnik, among others) will return to Santoshi with the director's favourite leading man Ajay Devgan as part of the cast.
London Dreams could possibly be Santoshi's most expensive film to date. It will try and replicate -- in terms of the Indo-British musical experience -- the flamboyance of Baz Luhrmann's Moulin Rouge.
Says the director, "I wouldn't like to say much about it at the moment, but yes, Ajay Devgan and Salman Khan have been signed. And Rahman will do the music."
Salman, Ajay to act together again
16th Dec 2005 22.15 IST
By ApunKaChoice Bureau
Reports have it that Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan will come together on screen for Rajkumar Santoshi's movie 'London Dreams'.
Santoshi, who is presently looking forward to his next movie Family – Ties of Blood , says the Salman-Ajay project will go on the floors in the latter half of 2006.
'London Dream' will be a musical film about an Asian rock band struggling to make a name for itself in London. It is quite obvious that Salman would play a rocker in the movie.
This would be Salman and Ajay's second film together after Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam .
Santoshi says after the release of 'Family', he will start making his next movie Saamna which he hopes to wrap up in the first half of the next year. It is after that will he start working on 'London Dreams'.
Most of the movie would be shot in London.
London Calling' for Salman-Ajay
According to reports, it was Salman who took the initiative of ending the cold war by inviting Ajay for lunch when he was shooting for "Benaam" at Filmistan studio here. Salman too was shooting at the same studio for his forthcoming release "Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya".
It will be interesting to know what roles Santoshi has in mind for the two super performers. The film's lead heroine is yet to be finalised.
Never mind the mixed response to its recent release "Paheli", the production and distribution house Ashtavinayak Cine Vision has a promising year ahead, says its vice president Rupen Amlani.
To start with, the company is gearing up for its forthcoming release "Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya", which it is co-producing with Sohail Khan Productions. The film is being released with a record number ofapproximately 600 prints all over India, reports Bollywood Trade.
"It is a major release for us. This is the second time we are releasing a David Dhawan film after 'Mujhse Shaadi Karogi'. The song 'Just chill' is already a rage among youngsters," Amlani said.
Then there's the much-anticipated multi-starrer "Dus" lined up for release in which Ashtavinayak has distribution stakes.Meanwhile, the company has signed Salman Khan for a film to be directed by Priyadarshan. This will be Priyadarshan's second film with the banner, apart from the one he is doing with Akshay Kumar.Filmmaker J.P. Dutta has signed music director Anu Malik to score the music for his much-talked-about projects "Maharani Gayatri Devi" and "Umrao Jaan", reports Bollywood Trade.
"I've shared a great rapport with Dutta since the days of 'Border'. Just as I respect him for his kind of films, he has faith in my music. Both the films I am giving music to are stylised period films," Malik says.
Among the other films Anu is lending his music-making talents to are Farah Khan's "Happy New Year" and Sajid Nadiadwalla's Salman-starrer "Jaan-e-Man". With the latter, he has managed to break the Himesh Reshammiya hold on Salman starrers. Himesh is known to be a hot favorite with Salman.Salman-Ajay in Santoshi's next!
The HUM DIL DE CHUKE SANAM duo of Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan will once again come together in Raj Kumar Santoshi's next film, titled LONDON DREAMS. The two never came together in a film despite offers, due to reported differences surfacing between them over the climax of HDDCS, which showed Ajay uniting with Aishwarya Rai.
According to reports in a section of the press, it was Salman who took the initiative of ending the cold war, by inviting Ajay for lunch when he was shooting for BENAAM in Filmistan studio. Salman was shooting at the same studio for his forthcoming release, MAINE PYAAR KYUN KIYA. Now that Aishwarya Rai is no more the issue of contention, it will be interesting to find out what roles Santoshi has in mind for the two super performers in the film. The lead heroine for the film is yet to be finalized.
June 25, 2005
Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan have come together to do Raj Kumar Santoshi's next, tentatively titled London Dreams. The film's female lead is yet to be finalised. This will be Salman and Ajay's second film together after Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam. Confirms Santoshi, "It's true that Salman and Ajay are doing my film. We have changed the title London Dreams, but I won't divulge any more details right now." Sources close to Devgan also confirm that he is doing the film, and that he has no problem working with Salman again."Yes, Ajay and I are doing Rajji's next film," says Salman. But wasn't there a problem with him and Ajay? "No, of course not," he retorts. "Ajay and I have always been fine with each other; we always got along very well." Shooting for the film, a musical love triangle, will start in August. Salman's next release is Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya (July 15), also starring Sushmita Sen, brother Sohail Khan and Katrina Kaif.
The film is produced by Salman and Sohail and directed by David Dhawan. mid-day.com Salman-Ajay jhagda Salman Khan wanted the heroine of Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam (Aishwarya Rai) to be reunited with him in the film's climax, and not with Ajay Devgan, who played her husband. Ash and Salman were dating then.
Though Salman, Ajay and director Sanjay Leela Bhansali never spoke out about what actually happened, this was cited as the reason for Bhansali and Salman not working together until a couple of years ago. But the two appear to have sorted out their differences - last year (when Ajay was shooting for Benaam and Salman for Maine Pyar Kyun Kiya) in Filmistan, Salman invited Ajay for lunch and waited for him while he finished his shot.
By Our Correspondent 2005 Bollyvista.com The buzz is that Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan will star together in one of Raj Kumar Santoshi's forthcoming projects to be produced by P J Singh. The film is called 'London Dreams'. Santoshi is also doing 'Saamna' with Ajay (Devgan), Aishwarya Rai and Ritesh Deshmukh. Salman Khan and Ajay Devgan will star in Rajkumar Santoshi's new film titled 'London Dreams'. Akshay Kumar was supposed to do Devgan's role, but things didn't work out.
The film is a romantic drama of two friends. The female lead is yet to be selected. Salman and Ajay came together earlier in 'Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam'
Akki walks out of Santoshi film
-By Vajir Singh
Akshay Kumar has opted out of Rajkumar Santoshi's new film starring Salman Khan. According to insiders, the film is a remake of Hollywood film Amadeus which Santoshi had planned to make about five years back with Shah Rukh Khan and Aamir Khan. The film didn't take off then as Aamir wanted to play SRK's character and therefore Santoshi had to shelve the film. Santoshi has now found a producer for the film for which he approached Salman Khan and Akskhay Kumar, but with Akshay Kumar walking out of the project (apparently he found the role not good enough for him after Waqt), Santoshi has now roped in Ajay Devgan. Tentatively titled London Bridge, the director is currently in London scouting locations for the film.
However, the industry grapevine is aghast by Santoshi's announcements of films. The director has announced nothing less than five films in the last two years, with only one film Family nearing completion. His project with AB Corp, Ranveer, still hasn't taken off for lack of script, though the director is confident of starting the film early next year.
Meanwhile, he has announced another film with producer Sami Siddique titled Saamna with a huge star cast of Aishwarya Rai, Ajay Devgan, Nana Patekar and Akshay Kumar. It is likely to be a political thriller. Santoshi has only shot for a few days for the film. Keshu Ramsay, the producer of Family, has also signed him for another film which, the producer informs, will go on floor by the end of year.No Ash for Salman again!
By Our Correspondent 2005 Bollivista
Hrithik is the reason why Sallu doesn't get Ash again! Salman Khan was almost ready to do Ashutosh Gowariker's 'Akbar-Jodha' when Hrithik Roshan stepped in. With Hrithik stepping in, it was safe enough for Ashu to cast Aishwarya Rai as his female lead.
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