Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Voice from the Sky to begin shooting

What's Farhan Akhtar making next, after DON? Sure, he produced HONEYMOON TRAVELS PVT. LTD. and awaits the release of ROCK ON!! [he makes his acting debut with this film], but he hasn't placed himself on the 'Director's Chair' for a while now. But the wait is over!

Farhan begins filming VOICE FROM THE SKY from next month onwards. Is it an English film? "It's not! But it's a film that has tremendous international appeal. There's an audience for this film beyond India," Farhan's partner Ritesh Sidhwani confirms, "It's a period film set in 1905 in Kolkata. It's about a child and the telephone invention. It's a fairytale. In fact, Farhan wanted to make this film immediately after DIL CHAHTA HAI." So far, only Akshaye Khanna has been confirmed for the film.

Meanwhile, Ritesh and Farhan have also made Zoya [Farhan's sister] realize her dreams. Her directorial debut LUCK BY CHANCE is already complete. "Zoya has been working on the script since last five years. It's about the film industry that she has seen since her childhood in the 1970s, till now. It's about a struggling actor [Farhan Akhtar], a superstar [Hrithik Roshan], a Punjabi producer [Rishi Kapoor], a junior artiste [Konkona Sen Sharma]. Plus, a whole lot of stars making special appearances, including Aamir and Shah Rukh Khan," Ritesh divulges.

A sequel to DON is also in the pipeline. "Two people whom we didn't know at all came up with the idea of the sequel. We fell for it instantly. The script is finally complete and we begin filming next year," Ritesh states. Of course, Shah Rukh Khan would head the cast of the film.

A period film? Will it work? The story does have some Mumbai Se Aaya Mera Dost kinda vibe to it. Please, let it be better than that. Hope Akshaye has a great role in it. So far, it looks like the child's movie.


Anonymous said...

cmon akshayefan
i am really happy that akshaye got this film.
and we do know that farhan is a good director.
and going by some recent interviews of farhan it is a story of a child and akshaye plays his mentor.
even if it is a small role i am sure akshaye will pass with flying colors

Anonymous said...

^Exactly, ANMOL! I agree with you! I'm excited to know about Akshaye Khanna's performance in Voice from the Sky! This period flick looks like it has an international appeal!

Anonymous said...

anmol here
just read it from mid day
Akshaye Khanna was so sloshed at the Saifeena party that he hugged every single person present. In the beginning, B-Town folk were happy that the reserved Khanna boy was finally making an effort to be friendly. But it soon became apparent that what everyone assumed for enthusiasm was actually a drunken high. After some time, Akshay began hugging casual acquaintances, then the waiters and he ended the night by hugging the doorman at the gate of Four Seasons.
i dont know if it is true but why is mid day publishing such stories of akshaye all the time

Anonymous said...

I don't know whether it's true. I've not read this news on papers yet. I know the fact that Mid-Day likes to spoil the reputation of any stars of Bollywood unnecessarily. Akshaye Khanna is one of them. Perhaps, that's why this newspaper has the tagline "Make Work Fun".

akshayefan said...

Wasn't this news item postde a couple of months ago? Same news, different party.

I won't post it here.

Anonymous said...

^Wow, Akshayefan! So much of respect for Akshoo. This is what I expect from you. Thanks. Never post something like that in your blog until we get the truth regarding those issues from Akshaye Khanna.

Anonymous said...

HaHaHa, my god...I've read on the net that even Sohail Khan got drunk, jumped over the table and broke it. But, the latter denied it.

Anonymous said...

Mid-day always writes rubbish.