Saif, Deepika to sizzle again in Adajania’s next (Film snippets)By IANS
Monday, December 13, 2010
NEW DELHI - After wowing the audience with their sizzling chemistry in “Love Aaj Kal”, Saif Ali Khan and Deepika Padukone have teamed up again for Homi Adajania’s untitled film.
“I’m very excited about this story. It is romantic, funny and has a great balance of drama and entertainment. I’ve wanted to do a love story with a modern sensibility and treatment and I know that Homi will give us exactly that,” Saif in a statement.
“I’m also looking forward to my pairing with Deepika again…. She has a fantastic role in this and I think she has grown impressively since ‘LAK’ and will handle it very well,” he added.
Deepika is also excited to be working with Saif again.
“I have seen Homi’s ‘Being Cyrus’, and absolutely love his work, I have great respect for him, and I’m confident he is the perfect choice to direct this film. I haven’t played shades of a character like this before. This film also marks the reunion of the Love Aaj Kal team,” said Deepika.
Imtiaz is writing the script for the movie, which will be shot in London, Spain and Delhi. The film is being produced by Saif’s ex-business partner Dinesh Vijan under the banner Illuminati Films.
“It’s a similar space from where ‘Love Aaj Kal’ left off and then it roller-coasters from there Imtiaz (Ali) has given us a hysterical and open-minded celebration of relationships that explore the various choices that life may offer and what people are willing to surrender for love or sacrifice for friendship,” Adajania said in a statement.
Kireet Khurana to join FICCI’s core group
Kireet Khurana, whose directorial debut “Toonpur Ka Superhero” is ready to hit screens, is set to join FICCI’s core group to work towards improving animation industry in India.
Khurana, who specialises in animation, has been chosen to identify gaps and give impetus to the animation industry.
“Toonpur Ka Superhero” that has Ajay Devgn in male lead is set to hit the theatres Dec 24.
Before “Toonpur Ka Superhero”, Kireet directed many short films, animation series and Public Service films like “Rights From The Heart” (for UNICEF), “Adventures of Chhota Birbal” (for Cartoon Network) and “Laadli” (Childrens Film Society India).
Pratiek’s tribute to mom Smita on 25th death anniversary
Actor Prateik Babbar and his family Monday organised a special puja to mark the 25th death anniversary of his mother, veteran actress Smita Patil.
Smita died of medical complications just few days after giving birth to Prateik and the actor was raised by his grandparents. The family members gathered together for a special puja at their Bandra home.
“Yes, my grandparents wanted to have a nice puja at home… In fact, all family will be together today,” said Prateik, who will be seen as the lead in “Dhobi Ghat”.