Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Akshaye in The Italian Job remake?

The cast already has Abhishek Bachchan and Neil Nitin Mukesh, while Akshaye Khanna and Kunal Kapoor are being brought in to play the other male leads.

Rohit Jugraj, who’s writing the screenplay for the yet untitled film, says he has improvised on the original. “Though the producers, TV 18, and Abbas Mustan have bought the remake rights, we’ve changed the Hindi version of The Italian Job considerably. For one, the stakes for the heist are much higher. The situations, fights and adventures are all different - and so are the characters.”

A former Ram Gopal Varma associate who directed James and Superstar, Jugraj admitted that the desi version does have two major female characters. “The original only has Charlize Theron’s character. We’ve written in two female parts. As for Priyanka and Katrina playing the roles, right now I’m not authorised to confirm the cast.”

But reliable sources insist the two divas are indeed on board. When contacted, all Abbas (of Abbas Mustan) was willing to say was, “There are a lot of changes in the script. But in spirit our The Italian Job will remain the same. So far, we’ve not locked in the entire cast. But we’re definitely in serious talks with all the names (Katrina, Priyanka) you’ve mentioned. It’s a very big project and we need to get the biggest names in place before we start.”

The film, which will also be shot in Russia and England, goes on the floors in mid-2010.

Wow. This is a dream come true. I wanted Akshaye to star in a remake from the moment I saw the movie. I bet he'll be playing Edward Norton's villain character. But I'd prefer to be surprised and want to see him in the lead roles, not as a villain. Hope this also means there is a patch up between him and Abbas-Mastan.


Anonymous said...

I don't think him and Abbas Mustan ever had a fallout. I think he turned down the previous film because Abbas Mastan weren't directing it. Life Partner was the movie.

Anonymous said...

dear akshayefan,

i meant on your first page or index page of the blog whatever u say it, change the 2 pics of shortkut movie and upload some other photo. its been a while it hasnt changed. as soon as someone opens your blog the picture should rock his fans.
please do it soon.
thank you.

here are the ideas,




subi samuel


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Anonymous said...

The pictures "saawariya-premiere" are old - they are from year 2007. The pictures from "shortkut movie" are newer and more beautiful.

Anonymous said...

Akshaye’s rude rage


Can you believe how rude he can be, wonders Rapchik Rajni. She tells me that she’s maha upset with Akshaye Khanna.

Reason: he was very mean to the media waiting outside Anil Kapoor’s residence when the No Problem producer hosted a party a few days ago. Akshoo was unaware of the fact that the channelwallahs were camping outside, and had not dressed up for the celebrations, sporting his naturally balding look.

Suddenly, he chose to step out for a smoke, and was surprised to see the flashbulbs turn on. Akshoo then pushed the booms aside and muttering angrily under his breath, dashed back indoors.

Anonymous said...

I will change the pics as soon as I get any new AK pics. Promise.


Anonymous said...

Rahul Khanna has a video account on youtube.


Anonymous said...

Hello. And Bye.