Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Akshaye in Aankhen Part 2

From Stardust:

Amitabh Bachchan, the Shehanshah of bollywood, is all set to face the perfectionist Aamir Khan in a sequel to Gaurang Doshi’s super hit ‘ Aankhen.’ The sequel will have only Big B from the original film and will include besides Aamir, Ajay Devgan, Akshaye Khanna and Upen Patel with a new director and new girls. In place of Sushmita Sen, two other girls are being considered for important roles in the film.
As a well informed source reveals, ‘ Gaurang Doshi is set to sign Aamir Khan, Ajay Devgan, Akshaye Khanna and Upen Patel for ‘ Aankhen 2’ this week. He is planning to cast Ajay Devgan in a negative role. Bachchan will be seen in the film once again. As for the girls, Sushmita might be missing. In her place, two other actresses will be seen. What’s more, the three guys won’t be blind this time.’
This time producer Gaurang Doshi has decided to make Aankhen 2 in three languages, viz, Hindi, English and Tamil. He has also replaced the director Vipul Shah, who had made the earlier version a super hit at the box office, with some other director with an advertising background. The reason behind this change is said to be fallout between the producer and the director during the making of the earlier version.
Akshay Kumar’s exclusion too has something to do with not –so- happy interaction between the producer and the actor during the making of earlier version. There was some misunderstanding between the two about chopping of some of his scenes from the movie. Perhaps due to this, Vipul Shah and Akshay Kumar teamed up in Namastey London and gave a super hit film to the industry.
In order to ensure wider reach for Aankhen 2, Gaurang Doshi has plans to rope in top notch stars from the Southern Film Industry for his Tamil version of the film. Similarly, the rights for the Englsih version have been given to Mark Johnson, who has produced films like Chronicles of Narnia, Rain Man etc. Gaurang Doshi is going to Los Angeles shortly for finalizing this arrangement for the English version.
In the original version of the film, Amitabh Bachchan had played a character that uses blind persons played by Akshay, Paresh Rawal and Arjun Rampal to rob a bank.
Let’s see what he does with Aamir this time!!

It's not likely that the film wil;l have all the stars outlined above but Aankhen was a great thriller and had great roles for all the actors even though it was a multi-starrer. Gaurang Doshi is friends with Akshaye even though their last film Deewaar didn't do well. All in all, a nice prospect for Akshaye. Go for it!


Anonymous said...

I like Ankhen. I would like to watch its sequel. N, ofcourse, I would like that smart actor Akshaye Khanna signs this movie.

Anonymous said...

Hope, Akshaye Khanna gets as good role as the one for Amitabh Bachchan!