Category: Bollywood

KV Anand signs up a Bollywood star!

Despite being busy directing the Suriya starrer Matraan, KV Anand is focused on remaking Ko in Hindi. Producers RS Infotainment were in talks with a leading star in Bollywood to play the lead role in this remake but that did not materialize.
Following this, Ranbir Kapoor was approached for the role essayed by Jiiva in the original and he had agreed to join hands with KV Anand. Ranbir understands that Tamil remakes are selling like hot cakes in Bollywood and it would be a good idea to star in a remake.

‘3 Idiots’ goes international

The eye-opener movie which impressed one and all nationwide will soon be seen on an international scale…
Talks are that Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s 2009 blockbuster ‘3 Idiots’ is going to have a Hollywood remake. According the producer they are discussing the deal for the remake with three studios in Hollywood and one company in Italy. As matter of fact, ‘3 Idiots’ is releasing next week in China and surprisingly, nearly 900 prints! Considering it to be first for a Hindi film to release so many prints in China, Vidhu added further, “It is also being adapted into a stage musical in Taiwan. The film has already made about USD 3 million dollars in Hong Kong.”
Besides, the film is being remade in Chinese by ‘Kung Fu Hustle’ filmmaker Stephen Chow.
Commenting over such worldwide recognition, a thrilled Vidhu quoted, “My films are made with universal values, so they connect with audiences all over the world.”
Directed by Rajkumar Hirani, ‘3 Idiots’ stars Aamir Khan, R. Madhavan, Sharman Joshi, Omi Vaidya, Kareena Kapoor and Boman Irani among others. The film, which became the highest grosser in Bollywood, was an adaptation of Chetan Bhagat’s bestseller ‘Five Point Someone’.

The film is currently remade in Tamil as ‘Nanban’ by helmer S. Shankar and features Vijay (Aamir Khan), Jeeva (Sharman Joshi), Srikanth (Madhavan), Sathyaraj (Boman Irani) and Ileana D’Cruz (Kareena Kapoor) in lead.