The 'Prince' Vivek Oberoi
who was to play the lead in the musical play 'Kingdom of Dreams'
will not be part of the project anymore. And replacing him as the lead is the handsome hunk of television, Hussain Kuwajerwala.
The musical play which is based on the Dilip Kumar
movie Azaad, is a Rs. 200 crore project which will happen in the fabulous auditorium in Gurgaon, Delhi. The play has been written by Javed Akhtar
. Gauhar Khan and Isha Sharvani
will also feature in the play. Kingdom of Dreams is a Wizcraft initiative, and the artists are currently rehearsing in Delhi for the big show. The costumes for the play will be designed by Neeta Lulla
, while the action sequences have been done by Allan Amin
. Shiamak Davar
will be the choreographer for the musical play.
According to our source, "Vivek Oberoi
was excited to get back to the theatre roots, and was earlier finalized to play the lead in the musical. Things remained that way even after his movie Prince got a remarkable opening. However, Vivek started to give a tough time to the producers thereafter, and seemed disinterested to be part of the multi-crore project. This forced the makers to remove him from the project, and look for a suitable replacement".
It is heard that Javed Akhtar
was the person who suggested the name of Hussain Kuwajerwala
"Hussain is a very talented dancer who has shown his prowess in Bollywood dance forms time and again, and the production house is very happy with him joining their troupe. Hussain has already started rehearsing for the play", informs our source.
Hussain who has now shifted base to Delhi for his rehearsals, will be flying to Mumbai every week to host the episodes of Indian Idol, from the Studio round onwards. Indian Idol, is also produced By Wizcraft. Hussain's dancing skills reached a big high when he won the dancing reality show on Star Plus
, Nach Baliye 2
along with wife Tina Kuwajerwala
We tried calling Hussain Kuwajerwala
, but he remained unavailable.
We also tried calling Namit Sharma, Business Head, Wizcraft but he too remained unavailable. Reporter and Author: Srividya Rajesh